SCQF Level 6
Music & Sound Production

Course Overview
Level 6 Modern Musicianship, delivered at our sector leading facilities in CRE:8 at our Milton Road campus is an innovative, project-based course, designed for you to develop both creative and technical knowledge and skills and progress onto our HND in Music at CRE:8. You will explore all areas of modern musicianship including performance (bands and solo), session playing, song writing, studio musicianship, the music industry, promotion, and applied music technology. The course has a commercial focus and aims to begin developing your identity as a practicing portfolio musician, integrating practical development with the related portfolio of skills to compete in the global music industry.You will be taught by highly qualified, industry accredited lecturers and learn about all aspects of the global music industry. The course prepares you for further study of music and sound production at HE level and has excellent progression opportunities, particularly onto our HND in Music at CRE:8. Through these intermediate classes you will gain an understanding of what it takes to progress onto a rewarding career in this competitive industry. You will engage in a range of projects and events that will allow you to apply your skills in real world, industry focussed contexts.
What You Will Learn
  • Live Performance
  • MIDI sequencing
  • Songwriting
  • Creative Project
  • First Study Instrument
  • Sound Engineering and Production
  • An Introduction to the UK Music Industry
  • Composing Skills
  • Music Theory

Entry Requirements

  • Four qualifications at SQCF level 5 (including English and Music)
  • Performance skills at suitable level (Grade 4 Rock School equivalent)
  • Some knowledge of music theory
  • A basic understanding of job roles and organisations in the music industry

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
The course is mainly project-based. You will be assessed continuously through a range of projects, performances and portfolio work.
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
All applicants will be expected to attend an audition and interview which may include a listening test.
Progression And Articulation Routes
This course specifically designed for progression onto the HND in Music at CRE:8. Progression onto HND Music or HND Sound Production is also possible depending of area of specialism/ability.
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities

  • Performer
  • Studio Musician
  • Songwriter
  • Composer
  • Musical Director

Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories
Ruairidh Saunders started Edinburgh College after having a difficult time at high school. He studied for five years and completed his College education with a first-class honours degree. Ruairidh now travels the world as a musician on cruise ships. We caught up with him to get an insight into how Edinburgh College helped him achieve his dream:

“Studying at Edinburgh College gave me the confidence and courage to be ambitious with my musical goals and I am forever grateful to the staff for their knowledge and guidance.”


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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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Music staff profiles

Edinburgh College's Music Department is fortunate to have a large and diverse Staff group, each one of whom has extensive experience of working in the industry.

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