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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


Sound Engineering

Code:  5M2149
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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What is Sound Engineering?

This one year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of sound engineering, the media and the music industry. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and event production. Students will work in a fully equipped digital studio and be involved in the production of live performance recording.

The overall aim of the course is to educate students for a variety of career opportunities within the audio industry and related areas. It also aims for students to gain a broad appreciation of the technology, every year more hardware and software becomes available to create music and teach students about music. It’s a hands-on, skills-based course which equips students with a fundamental knowledge of the common applications of music technology.

Career Opportunities:

Students may seek immediate employment in the music industry, typical career opportunities are in the areas of sound engineering, music production and recording, live sound production, and audio technology, or in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with an engineering aptitude.

The course will provide you with a qualification that has many applications within the music and audio industries. Students can also progress to First Arts in Maynooth University, where there are 83 places available. These industries and employers now seek qualified and competent personnel. Graduates may also pursue courses in colleges and I.T.s around the country or in the UK.

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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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Producer   Musician  
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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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