Study Creatively in Perth
June 5, 2019 by Perthshire Creates
The creative sector in Scotland employs around 70,000 people with approximately 15,000 enterprises generating revenue in excess of £5billion. Perth College UHI offers courses providing a springboard to employment within this creative and diverse sector.
This Saturday 8 June, is Perth College UHI’s Open Day, a great opportunity to discover the varied creative courses available, starting in September 2019. Open from 10-2pm, it’s a perfect opportunity to discover what each course covers, meet staff and existing students and get a feel for the courses on offer.
The Gateway 2 Creative Industries NQ provides students with a first step into the sector and allows them to ease into studying, focusing on both their chosen subject and the development of personal and social skills. The course can be a bridge to NC study in Art and Sound Engineering.
If you’re interested in design, fine arts, photography or media, studying at Perth College UHI will open up a world of creativity and knowledge and develop your professional ambitions, across disciplines such as web design, painting, film-making, illustration, graphic design and sculpture.
Students can access professional facilities including art studios and digital editing suites, industry standard software, expert staff and professional networks. Their courses provide clear pathways to becoming a creative professional – through multiple community collaborations, work placements, professional practice and extra-curricular opportunities with a variety of local and national industry partners.
Music and Music Business
Within the creative learning environment at Perth College UHI, you can access outstanding music performance and business programmes – both routes leading to sustainable career opportunities in today’s music industry.
The aim is to provide students with a comprehensive view of the music industry, from artist development, promoting gigs and music festivals, if you’re following the music business route and performing in their campus theatre and at local festivals and venues whilst studying a music performance course.
Students benefit from guest lectures representing industry organisations, including Keith Harris (Stevie Wonder’s manager), Universal Music, Columbia Records, BBC Radio One, Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild and Andy Dunlop (Twin Atlantic’s tour manager), Creative Scotland and the Scottish Music Industry Association. Opportunities for students are available to gain experience through projects held regularly throughout the academic year, on campus and in venues across Scotland.
Audio Engineering and Theatre Arts
Audio Engineering – Built on the legacy of the first NC Sound Engineering course developed in Scotland, their department has grown and developed an industry-recognised degree programme. The courses are focused on practical ability and skills underpinned by theory. The audio department is equipped with four state of the art recording studios, a performance theatre and two large computer suites.
Technical Theatre – Technical theatre contains some similar content to the audio course but broadens the skillset to accommodate the needs of contemporary theatre productions.
Musical Theatre – This course will prepare you to cope with the demands of current professional practice and develop your skills in singing and vocal techniques, dance and acting through a range of performance opportunities and training.