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.

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)

EVENING CLASSES
  • Tuesday 24th September and Thursday 26th September evening classes (every Tue and Thurs 6PM – 9PM) and concluding Tuesday 29th October.
  • Wednesday 25th September evening classes (every Wed 6PM – 9PM and concluding Wednesday 11th November.
  • Tuesday 5th November and Thursday 7th November evening classes (every Tue and Thurs 6PM – 9PM) and concluding Tuesday 10th December.
FULL-DAY CLASSES
  • Saturday 28th September full-day classes (every Sat 10AM – 5PM) for six weeks and concluding Saturday 2nd November.
  • Sunday 29th September full-day classes (every Sun 10AM – 5PM) for six weeks and concluding Sunday 3rd November.
  • Monday 14th October week intensive (Mon to Fri, 10AM – 5PM) and concluding October 18th.
  • Saturday 9th November full-day classes (every Sat 10AM – 5PM) for six weeks and concluding Saturday 14th December.
  • Sunday 10th November full-day classes (every Sun 10AM – 5PM) for six weeks and concluding Sunday 15th December.

Edinburgh dates (2019)

  • Sunday 29th September full-day classes (every Sun 10AM – 5PM) for 6 weeks concluding on Sunday 3rd November 2019.

To apply for this course please complete the form HERE

 

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)

  • Saturday 28th September full-day classes (every Sun 10AM – 5PM) for 6 weeks concluding on Saturday 2nd November 2019.

To apply for this course please complete the form HERE

 

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)

  • Monday 14th October week intensive (Mon to Fri, 10AM – 5PM) and concluding October 18th 2019 (final performance TBC)

To apply for this course please complete the form HERE

 

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

 

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

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Short courses are only available in Scotland

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