SCQF Level 5
Music & Sound Production

Course Overview
The creative sound engineering course is ideal if you are an aspiring sound engineer or sound technician. Working with an actual studio engineer, you will learn the basics of the studio and will produce a band from start to finish. This is a hands-on practical course and you will learn in our state-of-the-art recording studio.

You will have the opportunity to record a live band as well as working on studio techniques. It is the perfect course if you want to get more involved in making music. The course would also be great if you would like to record your own music as it will teach you valuable techniques which will allow you to record to a professional standard.
What You Will Learn
  • Signal flow 
  • Microphone theory 
  • Recording techniques and production values 
  • Editing 
  • Mixing techniques 
  • Dynamics EQ and effects 
  • Mastering
Entry Requirements
  • No formal entry requirements but an interest in music and a basic understanding of using a computer are essential
English Proficiency Requirements

Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Creative sound recording advanced 
  • Full time sound production course
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Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time


This course will start on…
  • Tuesday 21/01/2020
End Date


This course will end on...
  • Tuesday 28/04/2020
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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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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