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Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

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I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Music (Production) - HND


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

 
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Description...
This programme involves technical operations of modern sound equipment and music technology. It aims to equip students with a skill set that allows them to enter a career or follow further academic pursuits within this discipline. Students work with performers and musicians in the recording studios to produce master tapes and other media. Other work involves live sound, desktop audio production and developing multi-media content. Successful students can expect to find employment in the media, entertainment and multi-media industries as sound engineers, editors, midi production programmers and pro-audio sales.

 

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
Studio Recording and Engineering
Computer Music Composition and Production
Computer Music Systems
Live Sound for Small Venues
Music in Context
The Music Business in the 21st Century
Music, Health and the Law
Principles of Musical Sound

Year 2
Audio Post Production
Composing for Film and Television
Music Studio Production
Sound Creation and Manipulation
Public Performance Technology
Creative Arts Research Skills
Critical Music Listening
Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts

 

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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