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

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 15th April week intensive (Mon to Fri, 10AM – 5PM) and concluding April 19th 2019.
  • Saturday 20th April for six consecutive weeks (10AM – 5PM) and concluding May 25th 2019.
  • Sunday 21st April for six consecutive weeks (10AM – 5PM) and concluding May 26th 2019.

 

Edinburgh dates (2019)

  • Friday 12th of April for six consecutive weeks (10AM – 5PM) and concluding 17th May 2019.
  • Sunday 14th of April for six consecutive weeks (10AM – 5PM and concluding 19th May 2019.

 

Sound Production 2

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)

  • Monday 6th May week intensive (Mon to Fri, 10AM – 5PM) and concluding May 10th 2019
  • Monday 13th May week intensive (Mon to Fri, 10AM – 5PM) and concluding May 17th 2019
  • Monday 20th May week intensive (Mon to Fri, 10AM – 5PM) and concluding May 24th 2019

 

Edinburgh dates (2019)

  • Saturday 4th May for six consecutive weeks (10AM – 5PM) and concluding 8th June 2019
  • Friday 24th May for six consecutive weeks (10AM – 5PM) and concluding 28th June 2019
  • Saturday 15th June for two consecutive weekends (Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 5PM) and concluding 30th June 2019

 

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)

  • Saturday 1st June for two consecutive weekends (Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 5PM)  and concluding 9th June 2019

 

Edinburgh dates (2019)

  • Saturday 4th May, Sunday 5th May and Monday 6th May (10AM – 5PM each day)

 

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)

  • Monday 22nd April week intensive (Mon to Fri, 10AM – 5PM) with an assessment/presentation on Friday 3rd May
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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