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Media, Music & Sound Production

Sound Production NC Level 6

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

NC Sound Production 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. This course also leads to the SQA National Certificate in Sound Production at SCQF level 6 qualification. 

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 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 towards a rewarding career in this competitive industry. You will engage in studio practice and professional practice in recording, mixing, live sound, sound design, and audio engineering.

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.

Number of days per week

  • 3 or 4 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Two qualifications at SCQF Level 5 preferably in Music/Music Technology, Media or Computing 
  • You should have core skills at SCQF Level 4

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • After completing your application you be contacted by a member of the course team for an informal online interview - this will also give you the oppotunity to ask any further questions etc.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND/Degree-level study at Edinburgh College or University
  • SQA National Certificate in Sound Production at SCQF level 6 qualification

 

Career options

  • Sound designer
  • Sound engineer
  • Music producer

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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