Video: Foundation Apprenticeships at shmu: Kieran

Watch Kieran talk about the IT & Software Development course

One Year On

Our Chief Executive Murray Dawson reflects on the last 12 months

shmu Loves Local

shmu part of Aberdeenshire towns digital marketing programme

Funding award will see return of music-making to...

£30K from Youth Arts Access Fund will be used across organisation

What is shmu?

Station House Media Unit (shmu), established as a charity in 2003, is one of the core cultural organisations in Aberdeen, and is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of the city in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, with an employability and training arm and a programme for offenders, both pre and post release.

Our building may be closed during the current coronavirus period, but we're still working, supporting and creating (albeit remotely) and are aware that, as a community service, we have an important role to play regarding information sharing and community support, see our Tell Us campaign for more.

Latest news

Create Express Transform: Meet the Tutors

We welcome Grace, Iona & Don to the shmuCREW!

Our new Create Express Transform project has now started. The project includes Music Makers and Songwriting courses for adults and we’d like to introduce you to the tutors who will be running them:

Date added: 31/03/2021

shmu one of 8 case studies in Arts in Education report

Staying safe while delivering activities during COVID can be challenging.

What precautions are needed? How do you keep it engaging at a distance?

shmu's Creative & Digital Media Foundation Apprenticeship, delivered in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, is one of 8 case studies in a new report commissioned by the Arts in Education Recovery Group.

Date added: 10/03/2021

Video: Foundation Apprenticeships at shmu: Josh's experience

shmu runs Foundation Apprenticeships in Creative and Digital Media and IT & Software Development for Aberdeenshire Council.

These programmes are becoming very popular and are an extremely useful way for senior school pupils to gain additional qualifications and work experience at the same time.

Date added: 09/03/2021