Get Started With a Career in Music

We’re proud to be partnering with Fife College to offer free short courses to all Scotland residents throughout 2022.

Our short courses focus on sound production, music business, songwriting, hip-hop and rap and much, much more.

Find out more about our courses below

 

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Sound Production

Hone your production skills and learn more about the craft of sound production from one of our highly experienced tutors through instructor-led lessons and assessments.

Songwriting

Improving songwriting technique and lyrical writing. Work on melodies and chord progressions. Perform your original material in front of peers in a final performance, network and collaborate.

Women in Music

Gain knowledge, practical awareness, and confidence to create opportunities within the music industry. Meet like-minded women, tailor your CV, and gain priceless interview skills.

Recording Techniques

This short course will help you develop the knowledge and skills to understand the language of synthesisers and experiment with synthesis and sound design. These are invaluable skills for aspiring music producers.

Hip Hop and Rap

Led and curated by award-winning Scottish hip-hop artist Steg G. Make your own songs, lyrics, and exploring various production methods around beat making.

Digital Synthesis

Develop skills and understanding of audio/midi sequencing, multi-track recording and stereo mixing. You will also learn the importance of protecting your artistic work.  

Course Details

Sound Production

Learn more about:

  • The craft of sound production
  • Production skills
  • Mixing and mastering techniques
  • Recording techniques

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Songwriting

Learn more about:

  • Improved song and lyric writing techniques 
  • How to build your confidence
  • To develop melody writing
  • An understanding chord progressions

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Women in Music: Empowerment and Employability

Learn more about:

  • How to build your music CV
  • To develop your interview techniques
  • An understanding of artist management roles
  • How to build artist development plans

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Recording Techniques

Learn more about:

  • An understanding of midi sequencing
  • The importance of protecting your artistic work
  • Practice in stereo mixing
  • Multi-track recording abilities

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Rap & Hip-Hop

Learn more about:

  • Songwriting techniques
  • Lyric writing
  • Music theory basics
  • Production techniques on industry-standard equipment

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Digital Synthesis

Learn how to:

  • Understand synthesis related language
  • Use VCV Rack software
  • Build your own performance instrument
  • Experiment with sound design

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  • Level: Beginners/Intermediates
  • Length: Weekday and weekend courses
  • Fees: FREE (Scottish Residents and over 14 years old)
  • Study Locations: Glasgow • Online
How To Apply

Apply to attend a course via the link below.

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