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 Beginners

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 (2020)

EVENING CLASSES
  • Monday 10th February week intensive (Monday – Friday 10AM – 5PM) and concluding Friday 14th February 2020.

Edinburgh dates (2019)

  • Saturday 16th November full-day classes (every Sat 10AM – 5PM) for 6 weeks concluding on Saturday 21st December 2019.
  • Saturday 11th January full-day classes (every Sat 10AM – 5PM) for 6 weeks concluding on 15th February

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

EVENING CLASSES

Glasgow Dates (2019)

  • we currently have no dates available. More to be announced shortly.
FULL-DAY CLASSES

Edinburgh dates (2019/2020)

  • Sunday 17th November full-day classes (every Sun 10AM – 5PM) for 6 weeks concluding on Sunday 22nd December 2019.
  • Sunday 12th January full-day classes (every Sat 10AM – 5PM) for 6 weeks concluding on Sunday 16th February

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)

  • Monday 20th January week intensive (Monday – Friday 10AM – 5PM) and concluding Friday 24th January 2020.

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 (2019/2020)

  • Thursday 7th November week intensive (Thurs – Sun, 10AM – 5PM) and concluding Sunday 10th November.
  • Saturday 11th January: Two Weekend Intensive (Sat, Sun, Sat, Sun – 10AM – 5PM) and concluding Sunday 19th February. Guest Lectured Melisa Kelly of The Smoking Crows
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 (2019)

  • Monday 3rd February week intensive (Monday – Friday 10AM – 5PM) and concluding Friday 14th February.

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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