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Audio & Music Technology

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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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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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Aimed at musicians, DJs, computer music hobbyists, and general lovers of music, this programme will train you with skills required for to succeed as a modern day Audio Professional.

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From College Website...
D-353 - Audio & Music Technology
Pulse College

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D-353 - Audio & Music Technology
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
QQI/FETAC Level 6 / QQI/HETAC Level 7 in Music/Media or similar

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In line with national policy, graduates from the level 8 programme would be eligible to progress to postgraduate programmes at level 9. Students may also be applicable for our MA in Scoring for Film & Visual Media Program. Graduates may wish to further extend their industry-based professional qualifications as new technologies and developments emerge.

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