Sound Production SCQF Level 6

You will develop a range of appropriate practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant for contemporary sound production practice.


Why take this course?

The course will provide appropriate learning experiences in sound production at a non-advanced level.

You will gain an understanding of the infrastructure of the music and audio industries and develop sound production skills.

What you will experience

You will experience practical classes in studio recording and live sound contexts. You will explore the underpinning theory including understanding the signal path and an introduction to electronics. You will explore music remixing, sound design, synthesis and sampling and digital DJing.

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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least three passes at National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level. Alternatively applicants should have relevant prior experience. All applicants will be invited to an informal interview.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following courses at North East Scotland College: 

At University

North East Scotland College has links with a wide range of universities from across Scotland. Every one of our HND level courses has articulation opportunities where you could progress from your chosen course to a related university degree, subject to conditions. This is an excellent option for those who may want to come to College at an introductory level, and then work their way towards degree level study.


The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


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