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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education

Sound Production


Course Code:  5M2149
Award Code(s):  5M2149
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This is a full-time course for students interested in a career in music and sound engineering or music promotion, professional DJ, or radio broadcasting. The course examines the music industry with a particular emphasis on visual & sound technologies. There is a large practical element to the course which focuses on developing creative and organisational skills. No previous experience in music or musicianship is needed to be successful on the course.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Sound Engineering & Production
Music Technology
Music Industry Studies
Music Theory & Practice
Radio Programme Production
Electronics
Desktop Multimedia Audio Production
Communications
Work Experience

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Camera Operator   Arts Administrator  
Costume Designer   Photographer  
Film/Video Tape Editor   Musical Instrument Technician  
Games Designer   Dance Teacher  
Engineer - Automation   Engineer - Telecommunications  
Engineer - Electronic   Engineer - Mechatronics  
Engineer - Photonics   Engineer - Electrical  
Engineer - Electrical Control   Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson  
Auto Electrician   Engineering Technician - Electronics  
Electronics Service Engineer   Office Equipment Service Technician  
Telecommunications Technician   Electrical Power Plant Operator  
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Engineer - Automotive  
Engineer - Design & Development   Technical Service Agent  
Engineering Technician - Electrical    Domestic Appliance Service Technician  
Production Designer - TV/Film   Theatre/Television Designer  
Lighting Technician   Performing Artist  
Producer   Musician  
Sound Engineer   Dancer  
Choreographer   Screenwriter  
Cartoonist   Director - TV/Film  
Pyrotechnician   Composer (Music)  
Stage Manager   Piano Tuner  
Wigmaker   Entertainment / Sports Manager  
Music Therapist    

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
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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