SCQF Level 5
Music & Sound Production

Course Overview
Level 5 Sound Production is an innovative, project-based course designed specifically to prepare you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to progress onto NC Level 6 Sound Production or Music.  You will be taught by highly qualified, industry accredited lecturers and explore all areas of sound production from both a creative and technical perspective.

Through introductory classes you will develop fundamental skills and knowledge preparing you to progress. You will engage in studio practice and professional practice in recording, mixing, live sound, sound design, audio engineering and music for visual media.
Entry Requirements

  • Four qualifications at SQCF Level 4 (including English, Maths and one subject related to Music/Sound Production)
  • A basic understanding of sound production

How the course is assessed
The course is mainly project based. You will be assessed continuously through a range of project and portfolio work.
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
You will be invited to attend an interview where you can discuss your previous sound production experience and reason for applying to the course.
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • NC Level 6 courses in Music or Sound Production
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities

  • Sound designer
  • Sound engineer
  • Music producer

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 complete 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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To apply please download an SCP application form and contact your guidance teacher who will support you through your application.

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