Sound Production NC level 6, delivered at our sector-leading
facilities in CRE:8 at our Milton Road campus is an innovative course designed
to develop your creative and technical knowledge and skills in all areas of
sound production with a particular focus on enabling progressing onto our
flagship HND Sound Production programme. You will explore all areas of
sound production including recording and production, audio for multi-media,
sound design, live sound, electronic music, post-production, and technical support
areas of sound engineering. You will learn the essentials of sound production
including setting up the studio for a recording session, microphone placement,
multitrack recording and mixing as well as a creative production techniques.
You will learn how to use professional music software and
develop diverse skills. You will be taught by highly qualified, industry
accredited lecturers and learn about all aspects of the music and sound
production industry. The course prepares you for further study of music and
sound production at a higher level and has excellent progression opportunities.
Through these intermediate classes you will gain an understanding of what it
takes to progress onto the HND in Sound Production towards a rewarding career
in this competitive industry. You will engage in studio practice and
professional practice in recording, mixing, live sound, sound design, audio
engineering and digital DJing.
- Two qualifications at SCQF Level 5 preferably in
Music, Media or Computing
- You should have core skills at SCQF Level 4
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
The course is mainly project based.
You will be assessed continuously through a range of projects, performances and
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
All applicants will be interviewed.
You will be asked to bring a short portfolio of your work.
Progression And Articulation Routes
Download our progression route map here
- HND/Degree-level study at Edinburgh College or University
- Sound designer
- Sound engineer
- Music producer
Course Cost And Funding Options
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.”