The HND Sound Production course on offer at our Coatbridge and Cumbernauld campuses (located just 20 minutes from Glasgow city centre) continues on from HNC with learners further complementing their skill set utilising the department’s state-of-the-art facilities to embark on a host of practical projects that cover topics such as: Advanced Studio Production, Game Audio, Live Sound Engineering, Spatial Recording & Reproduction, Mastering & Audio Restoration, Advanced Music Production, and much more.
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HNC Sound Production (HND Year 1).
Candidates who obtained their HNC from other institutions are also welcome to apply.
You will learn the essential practical and theoretical skills necessary to work within the Sound Production industry. You will study the advanced 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 advanced practical audio editing skills that are used for both TV & Film and Game design, as well as evolving your ability to create simple song arrangements and productions within a music context and mixing in 5.1 surround sound format. You’ll also further develop your skills in the much required use of game audio.
In addition to this, you’ll also build on your knowledge around Sound for Live Events where you’ll have access to various live performance spaces further developing your critical listening skills using a range of analogue and digital mixing desks, PA systems and microphone arrays.
Throughout the course you will develop an advanced 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, delivering high quality work to tight deadlines and decision making.
You’ll also be encouraged to work with students from other disciplines including Music, Music Business and Film & TV collaborating on projects that will introduce you to working in real-life situations.
By enrolling at an approved Avid Learning centre, opportunities exist to complement your learning by studying optional industry led qualifications such as Pro Tools 101 / 110.
Former students have been highly sought after within the industry, with a high percentage going straight into employment or further study at University.
BA Commercial Sound Production (in partnership with University West of Scotland). Progression to other degree programmes may also be possible.