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Waterford College of Further Education

Waterford College of Further Education


 

Sound Engineering & Music Technology


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

 
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Description...
A full-time course for students interested in a career in music/ sound engineering/ music promotion and journalism.

The course examines the music industry with a particular emphasis on visual and sound technologies and music production as well as audio production for film and the games industry. Students have access to an on-campus sound recording studio and radio production facility as part of their training programme.

 

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 Industry Studies
Music Technology
Digital Video Editing
Radio Programme Production
Communications
Work Experience
Image Processing

 

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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

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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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