Sound Engineering/Sound Production
Level 5 Award Sound Production 5M2149
This course is for students who are interested in a career in music and sound engineering or music promotion. It is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and music production. This course provides a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and music production. Students will record performers and musicians in an all iMac digital sound production facility, fully equipped with a comprehensive selection of state-of-the-art equipment. Students will also gain practical experience setting up sound facilities for live performances and location recording.
One of the following:
- Leaving Certificate
- A Level 4 QQI Award
- Mature applicants are welcome
- Sound Engineering and Production
- Music Technology
- Event Production
- Radio Programme Production
- Desktop Multimedia Audio Production
- Work Experience
- Music Performance (DJ Skills) (One of optional subjects to choose from)
- Music Industry Studies (One of the optional subjects to choose from)
- Music Performance (Live Music Skills) (One of the optional subjects to choose from)
- Level 5 Award Sound Production 5M2149
Specialist Module Options
- Music Industry Studies
- Music Performance (Live Music Skills)
- Music performance (DJ Skills)
As well as learning about in-studio recording, students will get the opportunity to gain invaluable experience organising gigs, setting up sound facilities for live performances and doing on location recording.
This course is supported by FIT, which offers students the opportunity to acquire essential skills to gain employment. Students are given training in job interview techniques and CV preparation.
Specialist resources include:
• Sound Production Studio with iMac Digital Sound Studio. Our new iMac Lab replicates real life Industry experience. Read more.
• Digital Radio Studio with Adobe Audition
• Internal live venue with stage and sound booth
Students will be required to undertake a period work placement in an organisation connected to their vocational area during the academic year. Students are required to source their own work placement but will be assisted in this by the work experience teacher. The work placement is usually for a period of 10 days or a minimum of 60 hours. Students usually find the work experience element of the course to be invaluable and should bear in mind that a successful work placement can sometimes lead to further opportunities.
Assessment techniques will be used to assess the knowledge and skills that students will have achieved on successful completion of modules:
- Student Record
- Collection of Work
- Examination (Written)
- Skills Demonstration
Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities.
University College Dublin
BA in Creative Music Production
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology
BA in Commercial Modern Music
Bachelor of Music
TU Dublin - City Campus (formerly DIT)
BA in Applied Music
BA in Production of Music and Audio
Dundalk Institute of Technology
BA in Music Technology
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Music Technology - Advanced Entry into 2nd Year. Students must have full QQI Level 5 Award 5M2149 Sound Production with 3 Distinctions
Institute of Technology Tralee