Free Short Courses


Short courses will give you hands-on experience, access to industry knowledge, professional equitment and a host of other useful skills and knowledge. On successful completion, you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 and throughout the whole process, you will receive guidance and support from one of AMS’s specialist trainers.

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Short courses in music production
Professional Tutors
Regional Centres


Sound Production

Do you have an interest in sound production? Or just want to learn how to record your own music at home? Our free Sound Production short course offers a comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know about recording techniques.

This includes recording live instruments, MIDI recording, layering, mixing, mastering and more.  With access to industry-standard audio equipment and software, as well as expert tutors to get you up to speed, the course is a perfect introduction to the modern recording industry.


Glasgow dates

  • Saturday 13th October – 17th November (6 consecutive Saturdays, 10AM – 5PM)
  • Sunday 28th October – 2nd December (6 consecutive Sundays, 10AM – 5PM)
  • Monday 17th December – Friday 21st (week-long intensive, 10AM – 5PM)


Edinburgh dates



Digital Synthesis and Sampling (Glasgow Only)

The course will cover techniques for digital synthesis and sampling. You will learn how to make your own digital instrument using Axoloti Patcher and an Axoloti Core (provided) which you can take away at the end of the course. You will also learn about the technical side of setting up your instrument in a studio or live setting, giving a short musical demonstration of your instrument on the last day of the course.


Glasgow Dates

  • Monday 12th November – Friday 16th November (week intensive, 10AM – 5PM with a final presentation on Friday 23rd November)
Fife College

Level: 3
Length: Various
Fees: FREE
Study Locations:
Edinburgh • Glasgow

How to Apply
Our free short courses are only available at our centres in Scotland. Contact Edinburgh or Glasgow to apply.