The RMC Effect

Why Riverside?

Riverside Music College is committed to ensuring that our students receive the most industry relevant learning experience...

So that they leave here, not only with an accredited qualification, but also with a professional portfolio of work, ready to take the next step in their career. We believe that our ethos and approach to learning, sets our courses apart from all other options available to candidates seeking an education in music industry learning. Which sounds great, doesn’t it?!? But you probably want to know how we achieve this…

Practical Learning Environment

We are a college completely dedicated to music industry learning. At the centre of our creative campus is one of Scotland’s most celebrated production studios. Offering state-of-the-art commercial facilities, candidates from all subject areas have access to real-life work placement opportunities throughout their studies. We adapt our courses to reflect developments from within a constantly changing industry and invest heavily each year to ensure we offer the very best in technology-based learning.

Industry Expertise

We’ve been a big part of the Scottish Music Industry for well over 30 years, originally as a world-renowned commercial recording studio. These days, our focus is on preparing the next generation of Industry professionals, although we still operate as a commercial production facility.

Extracurricular Project Development Programme

Employers and Universities already view our students in the highest regard in terms of their skills, knowledge and professional attitude – RMCplus+, our extracurricular project development programme, aims to take this to the next level and gives our students an even greater advantage in this competitive industry.

We are unrivalled when it comes to practical learning!

RMC Masterclass

Providing our students with links to the music industry through guest seminars, product demonstrations and much, much more. Find out about some of our recent Music Industry Masterclasses.

We’re just a few miles south of Scotland’s Music Capital. Designated a UNESCO World City of Music, when it comes to music, Glasgow has it all.

Cross Course Networking Opportunities

We offer our students the chance to work alongside their peers from different course disciplines, providing the opportunity to develop networking and team working skills, which are essential to building a successful career as an industry professional. Our unique cross-course activities ensure our students benefit from even more practical music industry experience, helping them to build an extensive, high quality, professional portfolio of work.

Making Every Unit Count

Every single unit on our HND courses is selected and designed specifically with the future career of our students in mind. Whether focussed on practical application, theory, or the inner workings of the industry, every unit counts towards the development of our students as future music industry professionals.


Our staff are the beating heart of what we do. Our lecturing team are experienced industry professionals who will provide you with all the skills and knowledge required to advance your career. Our support staff are knowledgeable and friendly and offer expert advice on the wide variety of issues students can encounter.

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