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Media, Music & Sound Production

Sound Production: Recording and Live Sound NPA (SCP)

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This course is for S5 and S6 pupils who are still at school and comprises of 2 National progression awards.

This practcial course will provide an introduction to working in both the live sound and recording areas of sound production. Due to the closely linked nature of these two subjects and their ongoing economic growth in the creative industries, the course provides an excellent opportunity to gain a grounding in this area of employment by taking part in projects to learn about sound recording, audio editing and live sound for events.

You will learn both creative and technical processes in sound production including composition, MIDI sequencing, editing, arranging and mixing.  In addition to this, you will learn about a range of job roles and organisations in the music industry, methods for promotion and distribution, branding and marketing.

The course is taught by lecturers with years of experience working in the music industry at our sector-leading facilities at our Milton Road campus.  These include 5 SSL studios and 4 TOFT studios, over 10 fully equipped rehearsal rooms and a 100+ seat auditorium.

Collaboration is at the core of the creative industries and our curriculum, and the structure of the course is mainly practical and project-based focusing on real industry examples and practices.

Completion of the course will lead to two NPA qualifications at SQCF L6:

  • NPA Sound Production: Live Sound
  • NPA Sound Production: Recording

What you will learn

  • Sound:Reinforcement
  • Sound: Understanding the Signal Path
  • Sound Engineering and Production
  • Creative Project

How the course is assessed

  • This is mainly a project-based course, assessed through project and portfolio work.  There are some written/theory-based assessments.

Number of days per week

  • 2 afternoons per week: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 - 4pm

Entry requirements

  • Two qualifications at SCQF Level 5 preferably in Music/Music Technology, Media or Computing 
  • Core skills at SCQF Level 4
  • Applicants should be studying at Higher level and have good writing skills (this should be evident in the personal statemet detailing their interests, experience and motivation for wanting to study on the course)

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Sound Production
  • HND Music Business
  • HND Music  

 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Part time 19/08/24 41 Weeks

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