Sound Production

New College Lanarkshire


Cumbernauld Campus, Coatbridge Campus


You will learn the essential practical and theoretical skills necessary to work within the Sound Production industry. You will study the intermediate usage of microphones and other hardware in various contexts as well as DAW functionality using industry standard software such as Pro Tools and Ableton Live.

By conducting your own recording sessions under supervision from your lecturers, you will explore intermediate practical audio editing skills that are used for both TV and Film and Game design, as well as evolving your ability to create simple song arrangements and productions within a music context. You’ll also develop your skills in the much required use of synthetic sound design and sampling.

In addition to this, you’ll also learn about Sound for Live Events where you’ll have access to various live performance spaces developing your critical listening skills using a range of analogue and digital mixing desks, PA systems and microphones.

Throughout the course you will develop your understanding of the professional skills, work habits, and attitudes expected by the Music and Sound Production industry. This will include client interaction, working in teams, and delivering high quality work to tight deadlines.

You’ll also be encouraged to work with students from other disciplines including Music and Music Business collaborating on projects that will introduce you to working in real-life situations.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, or NQ Creative Music and Sound Production, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. You will also be required to undertake an interview.

Progression Routes

HND Sound Production

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Music and Sound Production

SCQF Level