NC Sound Production

This course provides an exciting introduction to the world of sound production, preparing you for higher levels of study in this area while equipping you with the fundamental skills for a career across a wide range of music, broadcast and audio visual production industries. You will learn in our state of the art recording studios and sound lab facilities using industry standard equipment while developing knowledge and skills in industry standard practice and techniques.

  • Sound Engineering and Production
  • Live Sound Reinforcement 
  • MIDI sequencing
  • Synthesis and Sampling
  • The UK Music Industry
  • Promotion in the UK Music Industry
  • Music appreciation
  • Sound Design 
  • Sound Reinforcement
  • Audio Editing
  • Understanding the Signal Path
  • Music Remixing
  • Creative Project

  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Sound for Film, TV, Games
  • Live Sound Reinforcement
  • Music retail industry
  • Audio/video production industry
  • Events industries (technical production)

  • Year 1 of an HND in Sound Production or a related field

One of the following:

  • Three National 4 awards (or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of a relevant access course or an appropriate group of National Qualification units
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications, will be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • Successful interview

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Stirling Campus



Start date

21 August 2023

SCQF Level

Level 6