SCQF Level 6
Music & Sound Production

Course Overview

As new business streams in the music and creative industries continue to emerge in the UK and across the world, a portfolio of sound production skills are becoming increasingly valuable to employers across all areas of the sector in addition to future freelance opportunities – with the adaptability to work across all areas of the creative industries. Specifically designed as a route to our flagship industry accredited HND course in Sound Production, this full-time 1-semester course is delivered in our sector-leading facility by our Apple and AVID accredited staff of active industry professionals.

What You Will Learn

Focussing on a range of established and emerging practices the course equips students with a grounding in the areas of audio editing and production, live sound, sound design, composition and MIDI applications. With a focus on progression to higher education, the course has a global perspective and involves projects based on real-world experiences of working in the industry with innovation and experimentation at its core.  Our facilities are widely respected as some of the best in the UK with 5 SSL AWS 9000 studios, 4 TOFT studios and range of industry outboard equipment and microphones.  The course is designed to be project-based and flexible to adapt to individual goals.  Upon completion of the course, students will be encouraged to progress onto our Apple and AVID accredited HND in Sound Production or may choose to progress on of our music and music business pathways.

Placement Information
  • A range of placement opportunities are made possible through extensive network industry organisations and professionals.  

Entry Requirements
It is expected that through the interview process applicants can demonstrate an active interest in an area of sound production.

To meet the academic requirements from progression on the our HE courses the following are required:

  • 2 qualifications at SCQF level 5 preferably in Music, Media or Computing
  • Core skills (or equivalent) at SCQF level 4.

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Course work, project-based
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • HND Sound Production
  • HND Music Business
  • HND Music 
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Studio engineer
  • Producer/remixer
  • Sound designer for visual media/games
  • Live sound engineer
  • Educator
  • Audio visual technician
  • Studio designer
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 15 hours per week over 3 days
Course Cost And Funding Options
Course Delivery
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OUTREACH x x x x x

Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Why is creativity important to employers
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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