Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Mark Maguire from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mark Maguire

Apprentice Electrician

Construction Industry Federation

Read more

Mark	Maguire
The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.
Close

Social?
Social
The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Gurteen Agricultural College
Ballyhaise Agricultural College
Killester College of Further Education
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
<
Back to CourseFinder
 0

DK860
Applied Music

Ed Zone

Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....
503 #

2016 Points

503

# Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition
Change
+23
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

This course offers a blend of traditional, classical, rock and pop with music technology. We welcome students from different music backgrounds and with a diversity of interests. Music performance is a central focus of the programme where you may specialise in your chosen performance genre.

Specialisms offered in years 3 and 4 include composition, performance (classical, traditional, rock/pop), music technology, music education and community, musicology and ethnomusicology.  


Music at DKIT

Course Details header image

At DkIT we have some very exciting opportunities to study music.  There are two courses on offer, one is a degree course in music and the other in music production.  You will graduate from both of these with an honours degree and four years of excellent experience.

Applied Music at DkIT offers a fresh approach to studying music that combines both theory and practice.  There are three core areas: performance, theory and music technology.  The skills you gain here will be extremely valuable in your working life and set you on the right path for developing a career in music. 

Our graduates are working in a whole range of jobs including and places.  Some of our performers have gone on to build careers in Hollywood, Nashville, Las Vegas, New York, Stockholm, Dubai, Tokyo, Sydney and  Brussels.  Our music technology students have set up their own studios and have worked with leading media broadcasters.  Other graduates are professional composers, music teachers and arts administrators – an infinite amount of possibilities await!

We may, due to demand offer some places in August for our September intake.  Make sure to keep an eye on our website (www.dkit.ie).  Also, check us out @ https://www.dkit.ie/music/courses/bachelor-arts-honours-applied-music


From College Website...
Go...
DK860 - Applied Music
Dundalk IT

From Qualifax...
Go...
DK860 - Applied Music
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image

To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image

This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

 

View Courses (Filtered by Career Sector)

 

Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

A degree in music can give access to many other careers and music graduates are sought after in professions which demand a high level of personal confidence, communication skills and expressive ability. Careers may include:

  • Music technology & music software development
  • Music teaching
  • Composing, arranging, publishing, realization and editing
  • Production and management
  • Music performance: solo or ensemble
  • Library, archival work
  • Community arts employment
  • Performance sound applications
  • Research and further education at DkIT and elsewhere



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Production of Music and Audio Dundalk IT 
Arts - Music Maynooth University 
Applied Music Dundalk IT 
Music Technology Maynooth University 
Music Maynooth University 
Music and Instrument Technology Athlone IT 
Theatre and Film Practice Dundalk IT 
Film and Television Production Dundalk IT 

Dundalk IT - DKIT
CAO - Why Think DkIT?
Dundalk IT - DKIT
Part Time Courses for 2017

View all[2]


Download our
CAOCalc
Points Calculator
and Course Search App pointsCalcImage
Download CAOCalc on the app store Download CAOCalc+ on the google paly store

CAO Toolbox

16
CAO CourseFinder CAO CourseFinder 
Course Matching (login rqrd) Course Matching (login rqrd) 
New Courses New Courses 
Restricted Courses Restricted Courses 
Points Calculator Points Calculator 
CAO Course Worksheet CAO Course Worksheet 
Alert Lists Alert Lists 
CAO Handbook CAO Handbook 
CAO Website CAO Website 
CAO Video Guide CAO Video Guide 
CAO and STEM Careers CAO and STEM Careers 
Key Dates 2016-17 Key Dates 2016-17 
Access to College - HEAR Access to College - HEAR 
Access to College - DARE Access to College - DARE 
CAO - Application Trends CAO - Application Trends 
Course Choice Checklist (pdf) Course Choice Checklist (pdf) 

Career Guidance


Career Sectors
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...

Entertainment & Performing Arts

Career Suggestions
If you are interested in this course, then these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.