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Opportunities for Career in Music

  • Oct 10 / 2017
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Opportunities for Career in Music


Academy of Music and Sound October 2017 Bulletin Modern Apprenticeships, Work Experience Opportunities and FT Applications are now officially underway and open


Modern Apprenticeships

Welcome to the October bulletin for the Academy of Music and Sound and this month we have some very exciting news. We are continuing our Modern Apprenticeship programme this year and we are seeking three applicants between the age of 16-24 to apply for our Digital Marketing, Design and Live Promotions Assistant in Glasgow. Furthermore, we also have three positions in Edinburgh.   The closing date for these positions will be the 21st of October so its advised to get your CV and covering letter submitted as soon as possible as interviews are already scheduled to commence next week. If you want to know more information – click here


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Work Experience Opportunities, Career Events

In the past, we offered work experience opportunities to those 16+ and gaining insight into what it was like to have a position in both the education and creative sector and we are pleased to announce that we are once again open to accepting High School pupils for placements. We are seeking a minimum of three pupils per cohort as we look to train and provide experience as a technician and audio recordist. We are approved to deliver this from Glasgow City Council and also North Lanarkshire and we are seeking further partnerships outside of these areas. If you would like to discuss this further or you have pupils in mind please call – 0141 248 6269. Do you have a careers event coming up? If you do we regularly visit schools to offer learners advice on all of the courses we provide. Let us know and we’ll visit!


Full Time Courses – Applications Open


HND Music Performance

This two-year course is suited for experienced musicians of any age (16+) who have at least three to four years playing experience and want to refine their instrumental technique to professional standard; develop songwriting, composing and music arranging skills, and gain business knowledge and contacts.


BA(hons) Performance Industries

The Performance Industries course is designed to follow on from most music-related courses after completion of a HND. This can include music performance, production, technology or similar courses. You may also be eligible to study this qualification using your experience and expertise within your industry sector (Recognition of Prior Learning)



FREE Accredited Short Courses


Sound Production Short Course

This program will give you hands-on experience with Logic Pro X, microphones, MIDI recording and a host of other useful skills and knowledge that will help you in home recording or set you up for further study in sound production. On successful completion, you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Award in Sound Production to evidence your new-found recording abilities and throughout the whole process, receive guidance and support from one of AMS’ specialist trainers. This programme is open to anyone who is 16+, you can be infurther study or high school and still participate!




National Progression Award (NPA) – Music Performing

This short course (16+) is tailored for practising musicians looking to improve their instrumental technique and live performance skills via a series of structured lessons from our very own AMS tutors. The course lasts for eight weeks and will provide you with up to 15 hours of instrument-specific lessons! This is a great opportunity for those still currently studying Higher, Advanced Higher Music or any grading exam, the course is also suitable to those with band experience seeking to gain more advanced knowledge of their instrument. This can assist with songwriting, creative development or gaining confidence by sharing your experiences and performing alongside other like-minded individuals. Our tutors are practising musicians and regularly tour Europe and the United States. The main disciplines we can cater for are; Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting. We expect this course to fill quickly so book in early to avoid disappointment.


Short Course Dates Sound Production Saturday 11th November for 5 consecutive weeks (10AM – 5PM) Sunday 12th November for 5 consecutive weeks (10AM – 5PM) NPA – Music Performance Saturday 21st October for 8 consecutive weeks (10AM – 4PM) Sunday  22nd October for 8 consecutive weeks (10AM – 4PM) Please note, the Saturday NPA is for drums, bass, vocals and guitar, the Sunday course is for solo, singer-songwriters.


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