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Galway Community College

Galway Community College

Radio and Sound Production


Course Code:  5M4511
Award Code(s):  5M4511
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
Our Radio & Sound Production PLC Course is designed for students who want to pursue a career in radio production, on-air presenting, and journalism. The course offers a unique introduction to sound production and recording in the Galway Community College's new digital recording studio. Students will gain invaluable work experience with Galway Bay FM and GK Media, whilst also producing a series of on-air programs for the college radio station.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Communications - (5N0690)
Event Production - (5N1374 )
Media Analysis - (5N1298)
Music Industry Studies - (5N1458 )
Radio Programme Production - (5N1379)
Research Skills for Journalism - (5N2443)
Sound Engineering and Production - (5N1900)
Work Experience - (5N1356 )

 

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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.
Media & Publishing
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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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