Sound Production (in conjunction with the University of the West of Scotland) (3rd year entry)

New College Lanarkshire


Cumbernauld Campus


The focus of the programme is to shape and enhance your existing knowledge, build your confidence, develop your technical skills, and prepare you for a successful career in this ever-changing and vibrant industry. You will develop technical production skills in the subjects of music, sound design and audio production and have the opportunity to specialise in areas such as post-production, game audio and other subjects depending on your career choice.

You will have opportunities to work closely with BA Music Performance and BA Music Industries students across our main campuses receiving extensive staff expertise to help you make the most of your experience at New College Lanarkshire. The course is open to all those with an interest in game audio, audio post, music, songwriting, production, experimental sound, etc. The course will encourage you to develop a variety of specialisms.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and tutorial groups allowing for more in-depth discussion of the topics being studied. The course includes a large number of practical learning opportunities allowing you to put the knowledge and experience gained in the classroom into practice in a real-life environment and better prepare you for your future career. In addition to your classes, you will also be required to undertake self-supported learning, making use of online resources and extended use of our modern and advanced recording studio facilities to complete independent research or work on group projects.

Entry Requirements

HND Sound Production with Graded Unit at A or B or other relevant HND

Progression Routes

Upon completion of your BA degree, you can progress to BSc (Hons) Music Technology or BA (Hons) Commercial Music programmes at UWS Ayr or Paisley Campuses. There are also potential progression opportunities to Masters programmes at Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh Napier University.

Start Date






Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Music and Sound Production

SCQF Level