• Music and Sound

    HND Sound Production

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Welcome to the HND Sound Production course, a pivotal step in your journey to mastering the art of sound production. Designed for those with a strong foundation, this course is tailored to students who have likely dedicated 2-3 years to studying sound production. It's time to refine your skills and deepen your knowledge. This course has an impressive track record of placing students in successful careers. Our alumni have secured positions at prestigious companies like Disney, Cameron Macintosh, Rockstar North, Blazing Griffin, and SEC.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you'll need:

  • an HNC Sound Production qualification with preferably 15 credits from Sound Production group award ( 12 credit HNC Pass considered but student may need to pay for 3 extra units before HND completed)
  • an interview with us

Course Content

During this course, you may explore:

  • in-depth sound production theory and practice, mastering complex recording tasks
  • digital audio theory, covering analog to digital conversion and vice versa
  • utilisation of digital audio workstations for recording and manipulating audio and MIDI signals
  • advanced studio techniques, including multi-track recording, mixing, and mastering
  • deepening your knowledge of sound reinforcement technologies
  • management and legal aspects of the audio and sound production industries, including contracts and intellectual property
  • Audio Post Production: Develop skills in audio post production that will equip you for modern media projects in Film, TV, Radio and Games including Foley Recording, ADR, SFX Recording and Editing, and Broadcast Mixing techniques. 

Industry-Standard Equipment and Software: Our state-of-the-art facilities provide you with access to industry-standard equipment and software in studio, sound reinforcement and gaming audio. You'll have hands-on experience with tools like Ableton and Native Instruments, ensuring you're well-prepared for the professional world.

Certified Pro Tools Courses: Some students will have the opportunity to undertake Certified Pro Tools courses. Feel free to reach out to us about this exciting opportunity.

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

After you have successfully completed this course, you may have the opportunity to:

  • progress to a degree course at a university, potentially via our articulation arrangements, such as BA Sound and Music for Games at Abertay University (direct entry to Year 3)
  • kickstart your career as a freelance engineer, remixer, or post-production engineer

explore diverse career paths in the music and sound industry, including roles like Live Sound Engineer, Studio Engineer, Mix Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Broadcast Sound Recordist, Producer, Freelance Music Producer, Sound Designer, Sound Editor, ADR, and Foley Artist, Electronic Music Producer, Guitar Technician, Drum Technician, Tour Manager, Performer, Songwriter, Arranger, or Event Organiser

Why Choose This Course?

By choosing our HND Sound Production course, you may gain:

  • advanced skills in sound production, honing your craft in a supportive environment
  • real-world experience and opportunities to work with industry-standard equipment
  • a pathway to a thriving career in the sound production industry
  • the chance to explore diverse roles and avenues within sound production
  • a strong foundation for academic and professional advancement

You may also have exciting opportunities such as:

  • gaining professional studio and live sound work experience
  • collaborating with our own record label, Sun Turtle Records, to help artists record and release original music
  • practicing your skills through free access to the studio during idle hours
  • interviewing for a chance to work alongside BBC Radio Scotland Introducing staff on real live projects, a unique opportunity provided exclusively by Ayrshire College in Scotland.

Unleash your passion for sound and join us on this extraordinary journey. Apply now.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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