SCQF Level 6
Music & Sound Production

Course Overview
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.
Entry Requirements
  • Two qualifications at SCQF Level 5 preferably in Music, Media or Computing 
  • You should have core skills at SCQF Level 4 

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 interviewed. You will be asked to bring a short portfolio of your work.
Progression And Articulation Routes

  • HND/Degree-level study at Edinburgh College or University 

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Career Opportunities
  • Sound designer
  • Sound engineer
  • Music producer

Number Of Days Per Week

  • 3 or 4 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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