All of our music courses have been designed by industry experts and our students have the opportunity to work with professional musicians, recording artists and composers.

The creative industries sector is one of Scotland’s most diverse and fast growing sectors.

Nick Green, BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering Programme Leader

Nick Green"I feel honoured to be part of the development of our courses, and securing the major music industry accreditations which ensure our students education is relevant and up to date in an increasingly competitive, ever evolving creative industry."

Nick has a background in independent production, with many acclaimed albums to his credit and is also co-founder of the Foundry Productions record label, as well as being an active researcher.

Anna-Wendy Stevenson, BA (Hons) Applied Music Programme Leader

Anna-Wendy Stevenson"It is highly rewarding leading on the development of innovative music curriculum, accessible across the region – and curriculum which is recognised by our students, graduates and external industry partners as developing relevant skills and knowledge for the contemporary creative practitioner and educator."

Anna-Wendy has a background as a performing artist, composer, producer and events organisation.  Her areas of research focus on blended learning pedagogies, online collaboration and traditional music performance and composition.  She is currently working on research around the development of the virtual residency and online collaboration ‘Project Senegal: African Digital Academy’.

Peter MacCalman, PM Music

PM Music"Regionally, the university is in an ideal position to provide skills training to people wanting a career in music, taking them from the dream to reality in order to prepare them for an exciting and glamorous but hard working industry. We were able to create, in collaboration with the university, a placement programme that expose students to a variety of aspects of the business providing valuable real world experience to back up the readiness provided by the university in the classroom."

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the only university based in our region – Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire. We provide access to undergraduate and postgraduate study and research opportunities through our network of colleges and research centres, offering students a natural, supportive environment during their university studies.

Many of our undergraduate courses are developed in partnership with industry professionals to ensure that our graduates have the skills and experience required by employers. Others capitalise on the unique assets of our region, such as the environment, culture and heritage, and offer progression to research opportunities in these internationally important fields.


With locations spread across the Highlands and Islands, students can choose the university campus that suits. It might be close to home, or offer a course of interest, or there might be something special about a specific location. Students can also choose to create their own campus by studying online, when and where it suits them.

In 2017, 97% of the university’s graduates, who studied with us on a full time basis, entered work or further study (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

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