Short Courses


Our popular music courses explore many musical genres and develop practical musicianship skills. As well as offering courses on individual composers, performers and musical periods, we offer courses through which students can enjoy making music together. No experience necessary!

Courses marked as (credit) are open to everyone. As a credit student, you will matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. For more information, please visit the Studying for Credit pages.

Studying for Credit


Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Term 1 Courses (from September 2019)

Course bookings are now closed

Term 2 Courses (from January 2020)

Course bookings are now closed

Term 3 Courses (from April 2020)

Course bookings are now closed

Important Information

For enquiries about the content of the courses in this subject area, please contact Head of Arts, Oliver Reed -

For all general enquiries, please contact us on 0131 650 4400 or