COURSE INFORMATION

Sound production is an exciting career combining science, technology, engineering and creativity. Sound is arguably the most important production component in music, film, television, radio and the computer, media and games industries. To be successful in the world of sound production you need a broad range of creative technology knowledge and skills which we will help you develop.

Based in our professional recording studio complex, you will be working on individual and group projects from week 1. You will; acquire extremely relevant industry ready skills and knowledge, develop confidence, a keen sense of curiosity and wonder and also get the inside edge on just why music and sound can have such an emotional impact on people.

  • One year full-time
  • Sound engineering and production
  • Digital audio workstations including Ableton and Pro-Tools
  • Audio signal path: from input to output and how to get the best results
  • Sound design
  • Digital DJ skills
  • Creative projects
  • Introduction to the UK music industry
  • Appreciation of music
  • Music remixing
  • Synthesis and sampling

As well as evidence of sound or music production, one of the following:

  • Two National 5s at Grade C or above, ideally including English and Music or Music Technology
  • Four National 4s including English and preferably Music or Music Technology, Science, or Art and Design
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 5
  • Mature students will be considered on an individual basis
  • HNC: Sound Production SCQF Level 7
  • HND: Sound Production SCQF Level 8
  • HNC: Creative Industries: Radio (and Podcast Production) SCQF Level 7
  • HND: Creative Industries: Radio SCQF Level 8
  • Pro Tools 101, 110, 201, 210, 310 certificate training
  • Music industry/film/theatre sound production assistant
  • Audio visual industry and games industry
  • Stage crew/backline/band technician
  • Sound production in the community
  • Audio support industries
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise