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*APRIL 8th 2020 UPDATE*

Our short courses are now available to apply for, and will take place online. We have devised the method of delivery.

Please apply using the links below

MARCH 18th 2020 UPDATE*

Our short courses have been approved to be delivered online in these times of social isolation.

The model for delivery is currently being devised. Keep checking these pages for updates.

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 completion certificate 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 ONLINE

This Free, taught, online programme will explore the fundamentals of recording theory and best practice through streamed group classes and individual 1-1 lessons with our experienced industry professionals. 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.

This programme is open to anyone currently living in Scotland.

Glasgow Dates (2020)

  • Week Commencing Monday 20th April 

Edinburgh dates (2020)

  • Week Commencing Monday 6th April 

To apply for this course please complete the form HERE

 

Working in the Live Music Sector Songwriting Workshop

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 (2020)

  • ONLINE DELIVERY DATES STILL BEING PLANNED.

To apply for this course please complete the form HERE

 

Rap and Hip Hop Songwriting / Beat Making Workshop ONLINE

Newly added our Hip Hop, Rap, Grime etc workshop will include making your very own songs, lyrics and exploring various production methods around beat making. This free short-course will provide an introduction to the essentials delivered and curated by award-winning Hip Hop artist, Steg G.

By the end of this course, you should feel more confident with your lyric writing, song structure, production skills, music theory basics and music production techniques with access to industry-standard music production equipment and software.

This programme is open to anyone currently living in Scotland.

Glasgow Dates (2020)

  • Week Commencing 20th April

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.

Edinburgh dates (2020)

  • ONLINE DELIVERY DATES STILL BEING PLANNED.

To apply for this course please complete the form HERE

 

Digital Synthesis and Sampling

Our Digital Synthesis and Sampling Short Course offers you the chance to learn how to programme and use an Axoloti synthesiser. On completion of our free course you will even get to keep your synthesiser!

Our programme has been developed in-house using the Working in the Live Music Sector framework.

Glasgow dates (2020)

  • ONLINE DELIVERY DATES STILL BEING PLANNED.

To apply for this course please complete the form HERE

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

Our FREE short courses are available in our Edinburgh and Glasgow centres, please apply via the link below being sure to select which location you want to study at. We're looking forward to receiving your application.

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