Music Performance Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2019 - May 2020

Course description

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What Is Music Performance?

This course is aimed at developing a musician’s ability in the areas of
performance and musical awareness and to further enhance skills through
music technology and computer applications. It provides students with
hands-on experience and training in the various aspects of the music
industry. Live performances and studio recordings are an integral part of
the course, which is designed for musicians, songwriters and producers.
Through continued commitment to rehearsal students develop the
discipline that is required to work in the music industry. Students present,
produce and perform a number of live performances as part of their
course work. These offer an ideal environment in which each student
can put the knowledge and skills gained on the course into use.

Course Content
The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and
• Music Performance • Music Industry Studies
• Music Theory & Practice • Web Authoring
• Work Experience • Mathematics
• Radio Production • Ethnomusicology
• Sound Engineering • Teamwork

QQI Level 5 in Music Performance 5M2011
Manual Handling

Career Opportunities
Students will acquire competency in the theory and technologies
associated with the fields of music composition and production,
sound engineering and recording, music education, community music,
sound for film/radio/TV multimedia, audio post production, internet
streaming, location sound engineering, sound synthesis and design, audio
for games and so on. Graduates of this course will have a firm foundation
in music and the music industry preparing them for further study in this
area, along with the know-how and experience to work in a professional
music setting. Students can also progress to DCU, Dun Laoghaire IADT,
Maynooth University (incl. Kilkenny Campus & St. Patrick’s College),
Marino Institute of Education, IT Dundalk, University of Limerick,
Tralee IT, Athlone IT, Waterford IT, and other colleges around the
country, including progress to first Arts in Maynooth University, where
there are 140 places.

Higher Education Progression
Maynooth: MH101 Arts Music Technology (Level 8, 4 Years)
DIT: DT501 Music (Level 8, 4 Years)
Dundalk IT: DK860 Applied Music (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry Requirements
Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other
equivalent qualification • All applicants will be interviewed regardless
of previous qualifications • An interview and audition (voice or
instrument) will be organised for each applicant. Applicants have to be
computer literate • Apply directly at • For more
information see

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