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Music Production

Course Code(s):  5M2149 CI061MR
QQI Award Code:  5M2149 Sound Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2149 CI061MR
QQI Award Code 5M2149 Sound Production
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course focuses on the practical use of audio and music technology in a number of settings, including the recording studio, post-production, live sound, sound design and audio for video. Students participate fully in recording studio sessions. They will create, produce and mix music, engineer live performances, programme sound synthesisers, sequence drum and instrument tracks, and also create sound effects and Foley sounds for video.

These activities are supported by theory sessions in sound creation, music theory, acoustics, media studies, signal processing and much more. ProTools is used in the studios and editing suite, offering an ideal environment where students can apply their knowledge and skills.

What will you Study?

Critical Music Listening
Live Sound for Small Venues
Music Studio Production
Music in Context
Principles of Musical Sound
Research and Study Skills 5N3113
Music Technology 5N1640
Desktop Multimedia Audio Production 5N2148
Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
Music Industry Studies 5N1458
Work Experience 5N1356
Audio Engineering
Communications 5N0690
Music Theory and Practice 5N1849
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMEXX 5M2149

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Related Career Sectors

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Entertainment & Performing Arts
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

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source: QQI