Course Overview

Applications for all short courses are now closed.
We’ll be bringing them back (and more new courses!) in autumn 2022, stay tuned!

Until recently, hip-hop and rap was a hugely under-represented genre in Scotland. This short course provides students with the opportunity to explore creating songs, lyrics and exploring various production methods around beat making.

In addition, it also covers all the essentials and is a great starting point for those seeking to develop their skills, build confidence and receive advice, guidance, and input from industry professionals (including, amongst others, award-winning Scottish Hip Hop artist Steg G).

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Course Details

You will have developed lyric writing and songwriting techniques by the end of this course, along with music theory basics and production techniques. In addition, you will be using industry-standard production equipment and software.

This course is also intended to improve your confidence as you’ll have the opportunity to perform your original material in front of other class members. This will help you to prepare for your final showcase performance.

Please note: You must bring and provide your own wired headphones to participate in this course. We are unable to provide headphones due to health and safety reasons. 

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

What are you waiting for? As this is a FREE course, spaces are very limited, so don’t wait around and miss out.

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By completing this course you will also be awarded a £50 voucher to use at Guitar Guitar – stockists of musical instruments, audio interfaces, microphones and more!

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OR you can choose a ticket for Resonate Conference coming up in November 2022 worth £50.

“I enjoyed that the course was very interactive and that all students were encouraged to participate. It was very  interesting getting to know the other students and the tutors, and their respective musical interests, strengths and talents.” – AMS short course student

Additional Information

This course is available for those who reside in Scotland and are aged fourteen and above.

You can apply and attend only one course at a time

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This short course is the first step in your musical career, and  there are many routes you can go down to further develop your skills.

After completing this short course, you could enrol in Fife College’s full-time Sound Production Course.

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