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Drumshanbo College of Further Education

Drumshanbo College of Further Education

Media Engineering / Sound Engineering


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

 
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Description...
This course is offered as a practical introduction to sound engineering, meet-ing the needs of a range of learners following multimedia orientated courses and establishing a foundation for further studies.

The course combines practical training and experience with theoretical appreciation. It meets a wide range of vocational needs through emphasis on responsibility, good work practices, creativity, effective communication and co-operation. This is a full-time 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.

Music Technology
Event Production
Work Experience
Word Processing
Music Industry Studies
Communications
Sound Engineering & Production
Radio Programme Production
Audio Engineering

 

Important: 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.

 

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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.
Costume Designer   Camera Operator  
Arts Administrator   Photographer  
Film/Video Tape Editor   Musical Instrument Technician  
Games Designer   Dance Teacher  
Director - TV/Film   Dancer  
Choreographer   Screenwriter  
Cartoonist   Sound Engineer  
Composer (Music)   Theatre/Television Designer  
Lighting Technician   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Performing Artist   Producer  
Musician   Pyrotechnician  
Stage Manager   Piano Tuner  
Wigmaker   Entertainment / Sports Manager  
Broadcasting Researcher   Desktop Publisher  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Newspaper - Magazine Editor  
Originator   Broadcasting Production Assistant  
Journalist - Radio/Television   Writer  
Literary agent   Print Media Craftsperson  
Broadcasting Engineer   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
Media & Publishing
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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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