Sound Production

BA Commercial Sound Production


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The music industry is one of the UK’s largest creative industries – and the BA Commercial Sound Production course opens doors for those with talent, drive and ability to forge varied, lifelong careers in music promotion, tour management, sound engineering and production. Accredited by University of the West of Scotland, this course is offered at our Cumbernauld Campus (located just 20 minutes from Glasgow city centre) and continues on from HND Sound Production courses. 

Learners will further develop their skill set utilising the department’s state-of-the-art studio facilities. Students will embark on practical, theoretical and research projects based on the industry, through modules such as: Professional Studio Techniques, Live Sound Engineering, Advanced Post Production (Game and Linear Media), Music Research Practice and more.

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Course Information

Applicants must possess HND Sound Production (Grade A or B for Graded Unit) or similar, in addition to a suitable academic reference.

Applications should be made through UCAS.

You will develop technical production skills in the subjects of music, sound design and audio production. And you will specialise in areas such as surround sound and audio for a wide range of media applications. 

Extensive staff expertise will help you make the most of your experience at UWS. The course is open to all those with an interest in music, particularly songwriters, producers, DJs, re-mixers, etc. The course will encourage you to develop a variety of specialisms. 

Guest speakers have included Donald Macleod, senior sound dubbing mixer at STV Glasgow, and Kahl Henderson of Savalas, Scotland's largest audio post-production facility.

Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.

Course Structure (19/20)

Upon completion of your BA degree, you can progress to BSc (Hons) Music Technology or BA (Hons) Commercial Music programmes at University of the West of Scotland's Ayr or Paisley campuses.

There are also potential progression opportunities to Masters programmes at Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh Napier University.

A variety of job opportunities exist within the thriving creative industries, including:

·          Live Sound Engineer

·          Dubbing mixer

·          Sound recordist

·          Audio technician

·          Sound designer

Many roles within the creative industries are on a freelance basis – a key aim of the course is to prepare you to establish your career within the creative industries

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