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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    Stirling Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Please note that due to COVID-19, this course will initially be delivered via a blended learning approach, which may include face-to-face learning in the classroom, remote learning off-campus and digital learning. When delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place.

Forth Valley College welcomes applications from students wishing to undertake the second year of the HND in Sound Production. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to continue their studies in a state-of-the-art facility that boasts good articulation links with leading universities. As well as completing seven core units, candidates have the ability to choose an optional unit, which allows them to focus on a particular area of specialist interest within sound production.

Career Paths

  • Project studio
  • Recording studio
  • Live sound work
  • Audio post production
  • Sound designer
  • Computer game audio
  • Conferencing
  • Broadcasting
  • Small business


On successful completion of this course students may progress onto a related degree programme.

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for entry into year 3 of the following degree programmes:

  • BDes (Hons) Sound for the Moving Image - Glasgow School of Art
  • BSc (Hons) Sound Design - Edinburgh Napier
  • BSc (Hons) Audio Technology - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • BA (Hons) Broadcast Production (TV & Radio) - University of the West of Scotland
  • BA (Hons) Commercial Sound Production - University of the West of Scotland

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 6,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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Applicants must have already achieved 15 credits from the HN Sound Production framework (these must include all mandatory units from the first year of the revised (August 2018) HND Sound Production Framework). Depending on the optional units the applicant has achieved during their first year, there may be a requirement to undertake additional units.


University information

Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education

  • Campus address

    Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 9AD, Scotland

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