RMC Industry Award

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.

We believe that our ethos and approach to learning, sets our HND courses apart from all other options available to candidates seeking an education in music industry learning. Which sounds great, doesn’t it?!? But you probably want to know how we achieve this…

The Riverside Music College Industry Award is a unique opportunity for our students to build a working CV and high quality practical portfolio, preparing them to confidently take the next steps in their chosen career or further studies.

Employers and Universities already view our students in the highest regard in terms of their skills, knowledge and professional attitude - the RMC Industry Award aims to take this to the next level, giving our students an even greater advantage in this competitive industry.

In year 1, our students complete their Professional Development Project which contributes to the overall RMC Industry Award grade - achieved upon completion of the year 2 Project and Higher National Diploma. If successful, students will receive a Pass, Merit or Distinction based on their overall professionalism, attendance, application, progress and attitude exhibited whilst studying here.

The award is based on the practical and occupational outputs of the Professional Development Project and involves students participating in extra-curricular, cross course and professional activities. This provides candidates with even more Industry experience and networking opportunities and ensures our students can leave here with a portfolio and CV to be proud of!

The RMC Industry Award is a part of our commitment to providing students with a focussed and relevant learning experience, ensuring they spend their time here getting industry ready! Our students also benefit from...


Cross-Course Opportunities

We offer our students the chance to work alongside their peers from different course disciplines, providing the opportunity to develop networking and team working skills, which are essential to building a successful career as an industry professional. Our unique cross-course activities ensure our students benefit from even more practical music industry experience, helping them to build an extensive, high quality, professional portfolio of work.


Making Every Unit Count

Every single unit on our HND courses is selected and designed specifically with the future career of our students in mind. Whether focussed on practical application, theory, or the inner workings of the industry, every unit counts towards the development of our students as future music industry professionals.


Practical Learning Environment

We are a college completely dedicated to music industry learning. At the centre of our creative campus is one of Scotland’s most celebrated production studios. Offering state-of-the-art commercial facilities, candidates from all subject areas have access to real-life work placement opportunities throughout their studies. 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.

Fees & Funding

Riverside offers flexible payment options for students wishing to pay fees via our SAAS and non-SAAS funded instalment plans. Eligible students can also apply for living cost support via SAAS, who have a combination of loans, grants and bursaries available. Student loans of up to £6,750.00 and bursaries of £2,000.00 are available depending on individual circumstances. For further details please check the SAAS website.

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