Sound Production - Recording: NPA - Senior Phase

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Part Time

2 Half Days p/w

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

This course is only available to school students.  Please do not apply if you do not meet this requirement.

This level 5 course is designed to give students an understanding of basic audio systems as applied in both studio recording and live settings.

It offers opportunities to assemble basic PA systems, make recordings, and remix these to a given brief. It is underpinned by theory relating to systems design and component/cabling recognition and safe, appropriate usage. It is a mix of studio and lab environments.

What you will learn

  • Sound Production: Recording and Editing
  • Music Technology in Context
  • Sound Engineering and Production

Entry requirements

Working towards National 5 in Music Technology would be useful as would practical experience of working in a recording and/or live sound environment. e.g. working with bands at school shows, rehearsing/recording experience.

Days Per Week Tuesdays and Thursdays - 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Career Opportunities

  • Live/Theatre Sound Engineer/Technician
  • Studio Engineer
  • Sound Technician
  • Audiology
  • Games Development
  • TV/Film Soundtrack and Foley engineers/technicians.

Future prospects

Articulation would be to Audio and Visual Design L5/6 and the HND Sound Production though you would have to have other qualifications to go directly to the HND.

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