Music Courses

Get Industry Ready!

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 SQA accredited qualification, but also with a professional portfolio of work, ready to take the next step in their career.

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Our innovative approach to course delivery provides our students with the skills and knowledge required to build a successful career in the music Industry.

Riverside’s students leave here, not only with an HND in their chosen field, but with a professional portfolio, a relevant CV and experience of working within the music industry.

Our ethos, and our commitment to our students, is to get them industry ready. Ready to take the first step in their career, or their next step in education. Ready to apply for their dream job or set up their own business.

Whichever path our students take, our unique approach to learning ensures that they will stand out in this exciting and competitive industry.

"Riverside is very unique, which lends itself to an innovative and positive atmosphere. I have honestly never been to another place like it."

James Allan, Glasvegas

As an approved and fully accredited SQA / SAAS supported learning centre we are the first commercial music institution to independently provide fully certified SQA courses.  Our music courses are delivered from our Glasgow college campus, based just South of the city in Busby.

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Course Integration

Work Together!

Students from across our 3 HND courses work together on creative projects, gaining essential experience of working in a music industry environment. This provides an opportunity to network with those developing skills in other aspects of the industry, preparing you in the best possible way for your chosen career.

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Real world experience

Get Industry Ready!

Our SQA accredited courses are designed to give students the best possible chance of developing their future careers. Our innovative approach to delivery offers candidates the perfect mix of 'hands on, real world' learning and theory based study, providing all the skills and knowledge to get ahead in the industry. 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.

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Practical learning

in a working commercial environment

At the centre of our campus is one of Scotland's most celebrated production studios. Offering technologically advanced commercial facilities, candidates from all subject areas have access to a range of real life work placement opportunities throughout their studies. Whether you're working there as an engineer, a session musician or are greeting the band you just signed depends on which one of our acclaimed Music Industry courses you decide to study.

Educational Facilities


We are delighted to work in partnership with the following professional audio companies. This offers many benefits to our students such as discounts, professional development seminars and free software. It also allows us to offer training using the latest industry standard range of audio equipment.

Finding Us

The campus is situated in Busby, just south of Glasgow, and is well served by rail and bus links from the city centre and surrounding commuter towns.

Offering a range of learning opportunities, we can provide students with the skills to open doors to better paid, more rewarding and interesting jobs. Our efforts are not focused on simply enrolling as many applicants as possible, rather it is concerned with providing appropriate guidance and support. This ensures each and every Riverside student is provided with a positive learning experience, encouraging candidates to achieve their potential.


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