Sound Production

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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 in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

• 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 also at