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.

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
  • 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

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


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.”


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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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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