Sound Production Student In Studio
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Course now closed. Applications will reopen in January 2022.

The NC sound production course will develop your skills in audio technology. On successful completion of the NC, you will be introduced to a wide array of areas within the world of sound

You will record music using microphones and line input devices, then transfer this audio to a Digital Audio Workstation to arrange, edit and mix into a song. You will learn how to utilise MIDI, so you can compose music, using the computer as your orchestra. You will learn how to install and use a live sound system, in order to reinforce music and speech. Underpinning all of this is the development of your core skills in a creative environment and the fundamental knowledge underpinning all of the areas of the world of sound.

What will I learn?

  • Recording
    Delivered within a commercial recording studio, you will learn how to record bands and artists using our industry standard Pro Tools HD System.
  • Live sound
    Delivered between the classroom, the studio and a music venue, you will learn how to reinforce sound for a live music event.
  • MIDI sequencing
    You will learn how to use Pro Tools and Ableton to sequence MIDI instruments to create and mix a composition.
  • Audio editing
    You will learn how to manipulate recorded audio and MIDI.
  • Signal path
    You will learn the fundamental connectivity essential in all areas of Sound Production.
  • Remixing
    You will learn how to create new music out of existing pieces using sampling and sequencing.
  • Music business
    You will learn how the UK music industry works and how to monetise your creativity.
  • Music appreciation
    You will discuss your passion with class and lecturers and learn about various genres of music.
  • Music promotion
    You will learn how to promote yourself and your creative output.
  • Radio programming
    You will learn how to record and put together a radio programme and/or podcast.

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Four National 5s or four Standard Grades (credit) preferably from Music, Physics, Computing and English; or
  • NPA Sound Production
  • We will also consider candidates who show a history or working within Sound Production but do not hold formal qualifications.

Entry requirements equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

  • The Audio Lounge Recording Studio
  • Transmission Room Studio
  • Various other local studios
  • Axis Sounds
  • Global City Music Management
  • Various local music venues

Articulation Routes

  • HND Sound Production (available at Glasgow Clyde College)

Jobs and further study

  • HND Sound Production (available at Glasgow Clyde College)

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply, you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • Selection will be based on assessment of qualifications, experience and a personal statement
  • Selection interviews will take place throughout February and March
  • Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
  • If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. student funding, joining instructions, induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6078