Sound Production Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2020 - May 2021

Course description

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What Is Sound Production?

This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to
the world of sound engineering, the media and the music industry. This
course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical
tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and event production.
Students will work in a fully equipped digital studio and be involved in the
production of live performance recording. The overall aim of the course
is to educate students for a variety of career opportunities within the
audio industry and related areas. It also aims for students to gain a broad
appreciation of the technology; every year more hardware and software
becomes available to create music and teach students about music. It’s a
hands-on, skills-based course which equips students with a fundamental
knowledge of the common applications of music technology.

Course Content
The following modules will be offered:
• Sound Engineering & Production • Web Authoring
• Radio Programming & Production • Teamwork
• Music Technology • Work Experience
• Word Processing • Mathematics
• Music Industry Studies • Music Performance
• Ethnomusicology

QQI Level 5 in Sound Production 5M2149
Manual Handling

Career Opportunities
Students may seek immediate employment in the music industry;
typical career opportunities are in the areas of sound engineering, music
production and recording, live sound production, and audio technology,
or in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with an
engineering aptitude. The course will provide you with a qualification
that has many applications within the music and audio industries. Students
can also progress to First Arts in Maynooth University, where there are
over 140 places available. There are also places in DCU, Blanchardstown
IT, Tallaght IT, Dun Laoghaire IADT, UCC, Cork IT, Shannon College
and other colleges. This industry and employers now seek qualified and
competent personnel. Graduates may also pursue courses in colleges and
ITs around the country or in the UK.

Higher Education Progression
Maynooth: MH101 Arts Music Technology (Level 8, 4 Years)
DIT: DT501 Music (Level 8, 4 Years)
Dundalk IT: DK 865 Production of Music and Audio (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 qualification • Apply directly at • For
more information see

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