Sound Engineering Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education
Academic year Sept 2018 - May 2019

Course description

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Sound Engineering 5M2149

What is sound engineering?
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 PLC course which equips students with a fundamental knowledge of the common applications of music technology.

The following modules are offered subject to availability and demand:
• Sound Engineering • Web Authoring
• Radio Production • Communications
• Music Technology • Work Experience
• Media Analysis • Music Theory and Practice
• Music Industry Studies • Maths
• Safety and Health at Work • Music Performance

QQI Level 5 in Media Engineering 5M2149

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 83 places available. These industries and employers now seek qualified and competent personnel. Graduates may also pursue courses in colleges and I.T.s around the country or in the UK.

Entry requirements
Leaving Cert, LCVP or LCA
• Mature Students of all backgrounds
• Other equivalent qualification
• Course Fee is €1,050, €100 deposit required before the end of April 2016
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualification.

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