Sound Production NC

What is special about this course?

This course will provide candidates the opportunity of acquiring skills and knowledge in sound production, music business and performance.  This will include synthesising and sampling; sound design; critical listening skills; music promotion; a creative project; copyright and enterprise.

The main aims of this course are provide opportunities for candidates to:

  • develop appropriate practical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant for contemporary sound production practice
  • gain appropriate learning experience in sound production
  • raise awareness and gain an understanding of the infrastructure of the music and audio industries
  • develop sound production skills
  • acquire an appreciation of a range of music genres
  • gain an understanding of the music and audio industries and the employment oportunities within them
  • acquire skills in the use of MIDI for music making/composing
  • gain experience of planning, executing and evaluating a creative project.

Entry requirements

Students require 3 standard grades for entry to this course, one of which should be Maths.  All students will attend an interview, and suitable students would be expected to have a genuine interest in music, sound and sound production.

All students should possess level 4 (intermediate 1) Communication or equivalent.

Relevant experience and / or other suitable qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

During this course the candidate will cover the following:

  • Sound Engineering and Production
  • Music Remixing
  • Understanding the Signal Path
  • Video Acquisition
  • Video and Audio Editing
  • MIDI sequencing
  • Introduction to the UK Music Industry
  • Creative Project
  • Appreciation of Music

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Practical hands-on experience, tutor led exercises, applying technical knowledge in scenario and real-life situations using current industry recognised equipment and techniques.


How long will my course last?

1 Years

This full-time course requires 3 days in college each week for 17 weeks during each  term

End of August to January - Semester 1 andEnd of January to June - Semester 2 

Where can I study my course?

    • Argyll College UHI
    • Oban Learning Centre

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression to HNC Sound Production with Argyll Collee, and HND/Degree studies within UHI or other Scottish colleges.

Employment in audio related field including recording tudios, radio, tv, computer games design, sound design, theatre sound.

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I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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