Music Business HNC

UCAS code 31WN
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What is special about this course?

If you're passionate about the world of music and would like to develop a career in the rapidly-changing music industry, the HNC Music Business will give you the skills and experience required to achieve your ambition.

You will study at Perth College UHI and cover areas such as event promotion, music marketing, promotion, publishing, copyright, graphic design and the creative industries.

Special features

  • You will study at Perth College UHI in their high-tech music facilities


We offer modern student accommodation in Perth ideally suited to students on this course.

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above OR
  • NC in music or an NC that includes communication, numeracy and IT skills
  • You may also be required to attend an interview
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply


Access routes

  • NC Music
  • NC that includes communication, numeracy and IT skills

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Music business: graded unit 1
  • Music industry financial management
  • Music industry management 1
  • Music indistry marketing 1
  • Music indistry promotions
  • Music and image graphics
  • Music law 1
  • Creative industries infrastructure
  • Working in the creative industries
  • Creative project
  • Managing an event
  • Music and image: graphics
  • Music: artist development
  • Live music industry

How will I study my course?


You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom and practical sessions in the studio.

How long will my course last?

Full-time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

Start date



For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2017-182018-19
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2017-182018-19
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,720

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2017-182018-19
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,720

*There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.


External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Perth College UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Careers in music industry management, marketing and event promotion.

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to the BA (Hons) Music Business (year 2) at Perth College UHI

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Music Business HNC

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2018Aug/Sep 2019

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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