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Music Technology, Sound Engineering & Production

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

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

Course Description

This course provides students with hands-on experience and training in the technical area of sound engineering and production. Students produce and present a number of live events along with producing products to a professional standard as part of their coursework.

What will you Study?

Creative Arts Research Skills
Critical Music Listening
Work-Based Experience
Songwriting Techniques and Skills
The Music Business in the 21st Century
Studio Recording and Engineering
Music Studio Production
Music Technology
Music Notation
Sound Creation and Manipulation Techniques
Preparation, Process and Production in Creative Arts
Creative Arts Professional Practice
Marketing the Creative Arts
Music in Context
Live Sound for Small Venues
Research Project
Applied Music Production
Audio Post-Production
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EMEXX 5M2149

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