HNC/HND Music Business

HNC/HND Music Business

The HNC and HND Music Business provides candidates an opportunity to prepare themselves for a business career in the music industry. It is designed to meet employers’ and candidates’ needs and priorities. It will develop practical business competences and key music industry management skills through in-depth analysis of current music industry managerial concerns.

Review of HNC/HND Frameworks in Music, Music Business and Sound Production

Following scoping exercises completed in early 2016, a business case has been approved to conduct a significant review and update of the HN frameworks in Music, Music Business and Sound Production. The development period will start in autumn 2016 and the revised qualifications will be available from August 2018.

We invite colleagues to come together and contribute to this development period which includes revisions to existing Units and the addition of new Units to the existing HNC/HND frameworks. We are looking for Qualification Design Team (QDT) members, Unit writers and Unit vetters.

If you are interested in this work please complete the SQA Qualification Design Team Registration of Interest Form, available from the Related Information section below. Please note that separate QDTs will be formed for each subject - Music, Music Business and Sound Production. Please return this form to qualificationsadmin@sqa.org.uk by Monday 5 September 2016.

Candidate Information

HNC Music Business

The HNC Music Business provides candidates with an opportunity to prepare themselves for a business career in the music industry. It is designed to meet employers’ and candidates’ needs and priorities. It will develop practical business competences and key music industry management skills through in-depth analysis of current music industry managerial concerns.

The award is designed to enhance candidates' skills as either composer/performer, sound engineer/designer, or on the business side. Find out more

HND Music Business

The HND Music Business is designed to enhance candidates' skills as either composer/performer, sound engineer/designer, or as business personnel.

Subjects include: Music Industry Law; Music Publishing; Music Industry Marketing; Music Industry Touring; Record Company Operations; Music Industry Management; Music Industry Promotions. Find out more

Group Award Specification

Title: HNC/HND Music Business
Code: G7KA 15 and G802 16
Date: Version 08 (May 2015)
Download: HNC/HND Music Business Arrangements Document (361 KB)

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