About Us

Delivering high quality learning and skills for the workforce needs of the Scottish Music Industry...

With over 30 years at the forefront of the Scottish Music Industry, Riverside Music Complex is an internationally renowned and commercially successful recording and production centre. As leaders in industry based academic excellence, we offer an unparalleled experience in music industry learning.

Our innovative courses offer a unique and rewarding insight into the music industry and provide the perfect platform in which to build a successful career.

Students leave with a rounded education, a Higher National Diploma and real-life experience of working in the music industry, able to make the most informed choices for their future careers. This is reflected by Universities and employers who hold our staff, students and courses in high regard, providing an articulation route to Higher education and pathways to all sectors of the music industry.

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Course Integration - Work Together!

Students from across our 3 HND courses (Sound Production, Music Performance and Music Business) 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.

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.

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.

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