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DL 704 - BA in Creative Music Production

Course Type: CAO and Third Level
Institute Name: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology
Fee: -
Duration: -
Course Locations: County Dublin

Course Details


Music Production is the integration of sound engineering and creative audio programming to produce contemporary music and audio in a recording studio or live venue setting.

This unique programme with IADT is run in collaboration with the Sound Training Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin, and will be taught in what are widely regarded as one of Ireland’s leading commercial recording studios. This course will help you develop the creative and technical skills for a successful career in the music or new media industries. The Sound Training Centre, its associated recording studios and its 800 capacity venue (the Button Factory) and graduates continuously work with some of the world’s most famous artists, such as Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Snow Patrol, Michael Jackson, Van Morrison, The Corrs, Morrissey, The Script
and The Frames.


What will I be doing?
The course is taught by some of the finest sound engineering/ music industry practitioners in the contemporary music scene in Ireland. Run in collaboration with the Sound Training Centre, you will use industry standard equipment and software throughout this practical course, and learn from experienced teaching staff with real world experience. The studios used for lectures and practical work are of the highest commercial standard and constantly welcome high profile clients; you will thus have unrivalled industry experience, access and contacts upon graduation.
Key themes include studio recording and music production, critical listening, live sound engineering, computer-based music creation, electronics and acoustics. The final year involves a major project where you will master your creative and technical skills. Work experience is also available in the Apollo/Grouse Lodge studios, recording some of the finest artists in the Irish music industry.


What will I be able to do when I graduate?
Opportunities exist for graduates to undertake a huge variety of careers in the growing music and new media industries, with new opportunities constantly arising. Previous sound engineering graduates are profiled on alumni/ and continue to lead the worldwide music and new media industries.


What modules will I study?
Year 1
Sound Engineering, Audio Production, Critical Listening I, Music Theory, Acoustics, Introduction to Audio Programming.
Year 2
Advanced Sound Engineering, Advanced Audio production, Critical Listening II, Broadcast, Electronics, Creative Audio Programming.
Year 3
Major Project, Thesis, Professional Practice and Work Placement, Interactive Performance Systems or Minor Project.

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