• NC Sound Production - Recording

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

Start Here

Three National 5s at Grade C or above or three relevant Standard Grades at Credit Level or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent. A place on the course is subject to an interview process. Students without any formal qualifications, but with life experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area will also be considered for entry.

What's Involved

Almost all students as part of their bursary funding, receive a production bundle of equipment including microphones, digital recorders and high end headphones when they join and succeed in this course.

Subjects may include:

  • Understanding Sound Engineering Systems
  • Music Business Know-how
  • Creative Project in Music Production
  • Music Programming 
  • Studio Production Techniques
  • Audio Editing/Podcasting
  • Live Sound Reinforcement

Go Anywhere

Progression on to a relevant HNC course at SCQF Level 7 or onto a University course or employment.

Possible careers you could explore:

  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Studio Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Broadcast Sound Recordist
  • Producer
  • Event Organiser
  • Music Remixer
  • DJ
  • Freelance Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Dubbing Mixer
  • Sound Editor
  • ADR and Foley Artist
  • Electronic Music Producer
  • Guitar Technician
  • Drum Technician
  • Tour Manager
  • Performer
  • Songwriter
  • Arranger