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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute


 

Music Production


Course Code(s):  MP1 MP2
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This two-year HND course gives learners the opportunity to acquire a wide range of skills in Sound Engineering, Music Production and other aspects of the music industry. Taught by professionals working in the industry, this course will prepare learners for careers in the media, entertainment and music fields. Learners will work with performers and musicians in a purpose built industry standard professional recording studio.

Editing, mixing and production take place in a state-of-the-art all iMac digital sound production facility. All workstations are equipped with software including Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Reason.

 

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.

Year 1:
Creative Arts Research Skills
Principles of Musical Sound
Music in Context
Music Production Analysis
Music Health and the Law
Music Notation
Sound Creation and Manipulation
Studio Recording and Engineering

Year 2:
Applied Music Production Techniques Audio Electronics
Computer Music Composition and Production
Critical Music Listening
Music Studio Production
New Media Technology
Research Project
Preparation Process and Production in the Creative Arts

Special Features:
Second year learners run a music enterprise managing their own label. They record original music and take charge of all aspects of the project, from recording and production to running live events, design and marketing.

 

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.
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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
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