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If you've been in to Riverside in the last few weeks then you will have noticed that we've had some building work going on. This is an exciting time for everyone as we embark upon a major expansion. We've also been working hard behind the scenes to get our new e-learning platform off the ground.

New E-learning

Riverside is proud to announce the launch of our new E-Learning environment!

The purpose of the new site is to help with all aspects of learning while students attend course programmes at our institution. Riverside's highly flexible interactive learning platform will provide candidates with a range of online academic support, offering a variety of additional study activities to help students achieve their potential in all subject areas!

Expansion of Educational Facilities

Riverside is also proud to announce further expansion and development of our educational facilities with the addition of a new state of the art creative learning hub at the complex!

The re-development of the ground and first floors of our Studio One facility will include the following service areas:

Ground Floor

  • State of the art lecture theatre with interactive learning capability
  • Technically advanced Mac audio suite for up to 20 student’s
  • E-Library
  • Multipurpose performance area
  • Recreational and vending facilities

First Floor

  • Student Services
  • Riverside Administration & Finance
  • Conference Area For Hire
  • Hot desk facilities

The new facilities are scheduled to be up and running by January 2014.

We are delighted to now be able to offer the HNC Sound Production on a part time basis. This will give candidates the chance to gain invaluable hands-on experience using the range of audio equipment at the studio, whilst gaining a recognised qualification.

The new course will start in January 2014 and will run for two years, January until Ocober. Classes will run on weekday evenings, allowing students to gain a minumum of three hours teaching time at the complex each week. There will also be some flexible learning involved.

For more information, please see the Part Time HNC Sound Production page.

Calling all bands aged between 14 and 25!

It's back!!

Our Rehearsal & Demo Initiative, in partnership with Creative Scotland, is up and running again for 2012 so if you fancy some free rehearsal or recording time read on!

Rehearsal Initiative - 5 bands will be given 12 weeks of free rehearsal time here and training in live sound.

Demo Initiative - 8 bands will be given 3 pre-production sessions, 3 full days recording time and 1 full day mixing.

If you're aged between 14-25 and want to be part of it then contact us ASAP!

We are pleased to announce that Riverside will be the official regional studio partner of the upcoming Live and Unsigned Competition which will be featured on Sky!!!

A fly-on-the-wall series on the Live and Unsigned competition is coming to Sky TV, giving acts another reason to enter the competition! The documentary airing next year, will give an insight into what goes on behind the scenes of the competition.

The series will go beyond the glitz and glamour of the music industry and follow emerging bands and solo acts as they aim for stardom. This raw insight into what it takes to be successful will follow the drama and real life situations of the competition, as each act fights for survival on the road to the Grand Final of the competition at The O2 in London.

We will be there to see dreams coming true and to witness the pain of failure. With a live final at The O2, a recording contract, and celebrity judges, there’s a lot to play for. Whether it’s backstage tussles, pushy parents or acts going AWOL, the shows never go completely to plan!

The series will follow the dramas and divas involved in one of the UK’s biggest unsigned music competitions. It’s Airline and Pineapple Studios stirred with the high stakes of The X Factor and all the real life unpredictability of The Apprentice.

Live and Unsigned founder Chris Grayston says viewers can expect the unexpected; "Live and Unsigned shows really can range from the sublime to the ridiculous, and that’s just on stage! Backstage can be just as entertaining with the Live and Unsigned staff attempting to coordinate hundreds of wannabe bands and soloists."

This year the winners of Live and Unsigned will take home £10,000 in cash to spend on developing the act as they wish. They’ll also get a further £10,000 spent on publicity and will take on a UK tour of up to 100 shows. Live and Unsigned is also offering festival slots in Canada, Italy, Latvia and Ireland, as well as gigs at UK festivals like Beach Break Live and Osfest.

For full details of audition dates and venues visit - and book your place today!

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