Free Short Courses

Find out more about the short courses available in the upcoming semester at our Scotland centres. Our short courses focus on sound production, music business, hip-hop and rap and much, much more. This semester all short courses have been adapted for Online delivery rather than in-centre. For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

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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.

Hip Hop and Rap

Brand new course, 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.

Course Details

Sound Production Workshop

Our Sound Production course guides you through the fundamentals of recording theory and best practice in taught, online group classes and individual 1-1 lessons with experienced industry professionals.  Our tutors adapt delivery to suit individual learner’s needs making the course suitable for a wide range of learner’s with different experience and knowledge in Sound Production. If you’re a complete beginner then that’s absolutely fine! All you need is an interest in sound production, a “decent” internet connection, relevant software (Logic Pro X or Reaper), and a pair of headphones.

Your classes will focus on exploring the dynamic range of recorded material and equalisation techniques applied to various genres and styles of music. Towards the end of the course, you will also learn about employability within the creative industries whilst creating a professional portfolio.

This course is SQA accredited; on successful completion you will receive a SQA National Progression Award (NPA) in “Creative Industries”.

This course is free to those currently living in Scotland and over the age of 14 years.

Weekday Course Dates (2021)

  • Course dates TBC

 

Weekend Course Dates (2021)

  • Stating Saturday September 4th and ending Sunday October 10th*
  • Stating Saturday October 23rd and ending Sunday November 29th*

*This course will run over 6 weekends, with classes on Saturday and Sunday. Times will vary depending on your choice of audio software (Logic Pro X or Reaper)

 

Rap and Hip Hop, Songwriting / Beat Making Workshop

Our Hip Hop, Rap & Beat-making course explores creating your own songs, lyrics, and exploring various production methods around beat making. The course covers all the essentials and is a great starting point for those seeking to develop their skills and receive advice, guidance and input from industry professionals. Our course has been developed in partnership with award-winning Scottish Hip Hop artist, Steg G; our HND First Study Tutor for Rap and Hip Hop Songwriting.

By the end of this course you will have developed skills in lyric writing and song writing techniques, music theory basics, and production techniques with use of industry-standard production equipment and software.

Weekday Course Dates (2021)

  • Course dates TBC

Weekend Course Dates (2021)

  • Course dates TBC

 

WiLMS Songwriting Workshop

Our Songwriting Course will help you to improve your song and lyric writing techniques alongside helping you become more confident and skilled at writing melodies and chord progressions. You will have the opportunity to perform your original material in front of other members of the class; this helps you prepare for a final “showcase performance” at the end of the course.

Our course is SQA accredited; on successful completion, you will receive a SQA National Progression Award (NPA) in “Music Performance”.

This course is free to those currently living in Scotland and over the age of 14 years.

Weekend Course Dates (2021)

  • Stating Saturday September 4th and ending Sunday October 10th*
  • Stating Saturday October 23rd and ending Sunday November 29th*

*This course will run over 6 Saturdays, with student performances taking place on Sunday of the final weekend. Times will vary depending on group.

  • Level:
  • Length: Various
  • Fees: FREE
  • Study Locations: Edinburgh • Glasgow
How To Apply

Apply to attend a course via the link below.

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