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I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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DL704
Creative Music Production

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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This programme is run in collaboration with the Sound Training Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin. Key themes include: studio recording and music production, critical listening, live sound engineering, computer-based music creation, electronics and acoustics.

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DL704 - Creative Music Production
Dun Laoghaire IADT

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Pass in C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 or LCE Maths.

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Graduates go on to forge careers in the growing music and new media industries. Previous STC graduates continue to lead the worldwide music and new media industries.



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