HND Sound Production

This exciting course will develop knowledge and skills in sound production with the aim of preparing students for progression to University and/or a wide range of careers including recording studio engineering, music production, live sound and audio post production. In our state-of-the-art facilities, learners will develop a solid 'hands on' understanding of the latest digital technologies, as well as industry standard analogue classics, giving students the opportunity to become skilled in a wide range of current sound production practices and techniques. Creativity and employability will be enhanced through working on a wide variety of practical projects, whilst knowledge of the creative industries and the employment opportunities that exist, will be developed through contextualised individual and group learning. Past learners have gained employment with the BBC, SECC, recording studios and audio visual companies.

  • Multi-track Recording
  • Multi-track Mixing
  • Live Sound
  • Digital Audio Workstations
  • Sound Production Theory and Practice
  • Creative Industries Infrastructure
  • Working in the Creative Industries
  • Acoustics
  • Digital Audio
  • Management Skills and Legal Issues
  • Advanced Studio Techniques

  • Project studio
  • Recording studio
  • Live sound work
  • Audio post production
  • Sound designer 
  • Computer game audio
  • Conferencing
  • Broadcasting 
  • Small business

Year 3 of:

  • Sound Production degree
  • Music Technology degree

Successful interview plus one of the following:

  • Two Highers including English and/or music, computing studies or physics at C or above
  • Successful completion of a relevant access course, NC Sound Production 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 student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

  • Location

    Stirling Campus

  • Attendance


  • Start date

    27 August 2018

  • End date

    14 June 2019

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8