Free Short Courses

Scotland

Short courses will give you hands-on experience, access to industry knowledge, professional equipment 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
500
Students
60
Professional Tutors
6
Regional Centres

COURSE DETAILS

When submitting your application, you do not need to complete a comprehensive account of your history however, it would be great to read about your interests. Please also specify which date you would like to attend in order for us to complete your booking faster and more efficiently. 

 

Sound Production 1 (Beginner)

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 (2019)

  • Monday 17th June week intensive (Mon to Fri, 10AM – 5PM) and concluding 21st June 2019.
  • Monday 24th June week intensive (Mon to Fri, 10AM – 5PM) and concluding 28th June 2019.

 

Edinburgh dates (2019)

  • Saturday 27th July for six consecutive weekends (10AM – 5PM) and concluding 31st August 2019.

 

Sound Production 2 (Advanced)

Building on the skills and knowledge from our first Sound Production course, this new programme will explore the fundamentals of recording theory and best practice. These classes are focused on exploring the dynamic range of recorded material and equalisation techniques applied to various genres and styles. Towards the end of the course, we will also be exploring employability within the creative industries and various opportunities while working towards a professional portfolio.

It is highly recommended that you have completed Sound Production 1 before applying for the follow-up course

 

Glasgow Dates (2019)

  • DATES TBC

 

Edinburgh dates (2019)

  • Sunday 28th July for six consecutive weekends (10AM – 5PM) and concluding 1st September 2019.

 

Working in the Live Music Sector – Songwriting Workshop

Hosted with our in-house songwriting guru Zac Scott these creative classes will focus on improving your songwriting techniques, lyrical writing techniques and also help with improving melodies and chord progressions. As part of the course, you will have to perform your original material in front of other peers which leads up to a final performance towards the end of the course.

 

Glasgow Dates (2019)

  • DATES TBC

 

Women in Music: Empowerment and Employability

Our Women in Music: Empowerment and Employability Course are designed to give you the knowledge, practical awareness and confidence to create your own opportunity’s in life and within the music industry. We want to help you feel confident and use your voice where  “Girls should be seen not heard” is still a dominant mentality. Join us and meet like-minded women, tailor your CV and gain priceless interview skills.

 

Glasgow dates (2019)

  • DATES TBC

 

Edinburgh dates (2019)

  • DATES TBC

 

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 (2019)

  • DATES TBC
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.
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