Stow College

      Music Business: HNC/HND

      Stow College
      In Glasgow

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      Typology HNC
      Location Glasgow (Scotland)
      Duration 2 Years
      • HNC
      • Glasgow (Scotland)
      • Duration:
        2 Years
      Description

      The development of essential business skills and competencies are delivered in the context of the Music Industry. In addition to an academic approach, candidates will have the opportunity of gaining valuable, hands-on industry experience by managing one of the colleges 3 record labels: Electric Honey Records, GDANSK Recordings, ROOT8. This will allow for real training in A&R, event management, marketing and music publishing, finance, record companies. All candidates will be required to give a presentation (topic given in advance) before being interviewed.

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      Government funding available

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      Glasgow
      43 Shamrock Street, G4 9LD, Glasgow, Scotland
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      Location
      Glasgow
      43 Shamrock Street, G4 9LD, Glasgow, Scotland
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      · Requirements

      By interview and presentation (see Course Description). Preferably 2 Highers (grade C pass minimum) 1 to include English, PLUS passes in 2 other subjects at Intermediate 2/Standard Grade Credit. Candidates must have good communication skills. Alternatively, an appropriate range of NQ units (or equivalence) or substantial relevant work experience will be considered.

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      Course programme



      Music Business: HNC/HND

      Course Description
      The development of essential business skills and competencies are delivered in the context of the Music Industry. In addition to an academic approach, candidates will have the opportunity of gaining valuable, hands-on industry experience by managing one of the colleges 3 record labels: Electric Honey Records, GDANSK Recordings, ROOT8. This will allow for real training in A&R, event management, marketing and music publishing, finance, record companies. All candidates will be required to give a presentation (topic given in advance) before being interviewed.

      Preferred Entry Requirements
      By interview and presentation (see Course Description). Preferably 2 Highers (grade C pass minimum) 1 to include English, PLUS passes in 2 other subjects at Intermediate 2/Standard Grade Credit. Candidates must have good communication skills. Alternatively, an appropriate range of NQ units (or equivalence) or substantial relevant work experience will be considered.

      Course Duration
      Course Duration: HNC: 1 academic year HND: 2 academic years
      Start Date: Aug-09
      End Date: Jun-10 (HNC) Jun-11 (HND)
      Hours per week: 18 hours

      Course Content
      Music Industry Law; Music Publishing; Music Industry Marketing; Music Industry Touring; Record Company Operations; Music Industry Management; Music Industry Promotions, Creative Industries Infrastructure, Working in the Creative Industries, Running a Record Company, E-Commerce in the Music Industry, Artist Development, Music Industry Publishing, Music History, Record Company Organisation and Structure, Creative Project, Graded Unit, ICT for Music Industry Promotion.

      Progression
      Successful completion of the HNC will give articulation to the HND and then potential Progression to a Degree programme. A variety of opportunities exist for Degree level study, notably by continuing at Stow College for the third year of the Commercial Music degree (delivered jointly by Stow and UWS staff). Alternatively employment in many branches of the Music Industry.

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