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Why study at Riverside Music College?

This BA in Popular Music is open to eligible students who have completed an HND in Music Performance at Riverside Music College.


This course is co-delivered by Riverside Music College and Perth College UHI, with teaching and assessment carried out by staff from both institutions. Successful applicants will be University of Highlands & Islands students hosted at Riverside for this year of study, with data being held as such.

Our programme is accredited by the Scottish Music Industry Association, meaning that you will have opportunities to network and perform live at a variety of national and international events.  Our students are regularly offered placements and employment opportunities throughout the course. Previous students have completed work placements and performed at events in the UK, Europe and the US.  The teaching team, based at both Perth College UHI and Riverside Music College, are all active in their disciplines and have strong links with current employers in the music industries within the UK and further afield. These links enhance the educational experience and provide a valuable insight into the contemporary music industries.

The students and Staff of Riverside Music College are held in high regard by Universities and employers; we always aim to deliver the best possible and most relevant learning experience, utilising our extensive equipment and production facilities.



Core modules are:

  • Music Research Project 2
  • Musicianship 2
  • Creative Ensemble Practice 2

Plus optional modules selected from:

  • Teaching and Learning Practices 2
  • Songwriting and Music Production 2
Entry Requirements & Duration

Entry requirements

HND Sound Production with an A or B pass in Graded Unit
One Academic Year

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