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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

STEPS

Read more

  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation
logo imagelogo image

Sound Engineering

Course Code(s):  MF
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
<
Back to CourseFinder
Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
Must be registered to save to Career File

Course overview

Course Code MF
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Learn how to record, mix, produce and master music using classic vintage gear alongside cutting edge technology in any of our three studios. Our tutors will guide you through the ins and outs of a professional studio, teaching you how to turn your rough mixes, or track ideas, into commercial masters.

Get to know the industry secrets behind Mic Selection, EQ, Compression, Level Balancing, Spatialization, Drum Programming & Synthesis. Step by step you will be trained from first principles all the way through to mix master. If you want to know how it all works, from the very basics of the craft all the way through to the art, enrol at the Bray Institute of Further Education.

What will you Study?

Employment Opportunities
Studio Routing and Wiring
Mixing and Recording Consoles
Microphones
Equalisation
Dynamics and Effects
Sampling and Synthesis
Audio Analysis
Music Technology for Hardware and Software
Composing with Technology
Development of Studio Recording
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.

Further Research

hidden College Website Course Page

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

hidden Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

Disclaimer: These links are to web sites outside of CareersPortal and we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Other courses you may be interested in...

The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
Course Title College
DJ Techniques & Music Production Bray Institute of Further Education 
Dance Technique Performance & Choreography Bray Institute of Further Education 
Acting for Theatre & Film Bray Institute of Further Education 
Fashion Theatre & Media Make-up Bray Institute of Further Education 
Acting - Advanced for Stage & Screen - HND Bray Institute of Further Education 
Dance - Advanced - HND Bray Institute of Further Education 
Music Production - HND Bray Institute of Further Education 
Games Development Bray Institute of Further Education 
3D Game Design Bray Institute of Further Education 
Music Performance Bray Institute of Further Education 

Sample Careers


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.
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Note: Use the 'Back' button on your browser to return to this page from these links.