HND Sound Production

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should posses a minimum of two highers, including Higher English. Relevant NQ qualifications will be considered. Mature students with experience welcome. Entry by interview.


A one or two year course to prepare learners for a wide range of careers based on Sound Production e.g.: Recording Studios, Theatres, Live Sound, Radio, Audio Post Production, Sound Installations and Music for Business. State of the art studio areas with full interconnectivity to 9 separate live areas. Analogue and digital front end recording systems with software and hardware by Avid (ProTools), Yamaha (DM2000, 1000 and O2R series desks), RADAR (24bit, 192Khz), Audient. Mics by Neumann, AKG etc. Genelec monitoring throughout.

Course Content

A wide range of subjects covering: - Sound Production Theory & Practice - Digital Audio Workstations - Multitrack Recording and Mixing - Sound Reinforcement - Sequencing - Audio for Multimedia - Creative Industries Infrastructure and working in the Creative Industries.


Full Time 2 Academic Years August - June Applicants wishing to study on a part-time basis will be considered and should provide information on this in their personal statement and at interview.


We currently have many of our learners progressing on to the degree courses at Abertay, Glasgow Caledonian and University of West of Scotland. Many of our ex-learners are now currently working in areas such as TV, radio and with various record and promotion companies.