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.

Please make sure you read and complete the Pre-Interview Assignment that can be found under the Information on Tests/Auditions/Interview Requirements section. If for any reason you are not able to complete the assignment, please state this as part of your personal statement in your application.

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

Please download the Pre-Interview Assignment pack linked below, follow the instructions contained within pack and upload the finished taskas part of your appliction.

FE Sound Production Pre-Interview Assignment

Progression And Articulation Routes
  • NC Level 6 courses in Music or Sound Production
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.”

Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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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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