Music (Level 5)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This course is an innovative, project-based course designed specifically to prepare you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to progress onto NC level 6 Music or Sound Production.

You will study a first instrument, as part of a band, in a range of ensembles and experiment with genres. If you choose to focus on classical music this will involve regular rehearsal sessions with an accompanist and numerous opportunities to perform to lecturers and classmates. Many students work towards ABRSM or Trinity grade exams alongside their preparation for end-of-year recitals. Immerse yourself in creative projects and learn keyboard skills, aural skills and music theory. You will learn the fundamentals of music history and gain modern skills in music technology.

Content: Performance music on one instrument or voice (first study); Live performance; MIDI sequencing; Keyboard skills for music production; Sound engineering and production; Music theory; Music composing skills; Music technology skills; Personal development.

Entry Requirements

National 4 English and Maths, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. You should have skill on at least one instrument or voice.

Progression Routes

NC Music (Level 6)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Music and Sound Production

SCQF Level