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Music Technology, Sound Engineering & Production

Course Code(s):  5M2149 PW
QQI Award Code:  5M2149 Sound Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2149 PW
QQI Award Code 5M2149 Sound Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course provides students with hands-on experience and training in the technical area of sound engineering and production. Students produce and present a number of live events along with producing products to a professional standard as part of their coursework.

What will you Study?

Creative Arts Research Skills
Critical Music Listening
Work-Based Experience
Songwriting Techniques and Skills
The Music Business in the 21st Century
Studio Recording and Engineering
Music Studio Production
Music Technology
Music Notation
Sound Creation and Manipulation Techniques
Preparation, Process and Production in Creative Arts
Creative Arts Professional Practice
Marketing the Creative Arts
Music in Context
Live Sound for Small Venues
Research Project
Applied Music Production
Audio Post-Production
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMEXX 5M2149

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Further Research

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

Grades Recieved:

source: QQI