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Sound Production

Course Code(s):  5M2149
QQI Award Code:  5M2149 Sound Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This is a full-time course for students interested in a career in music and sound engineering or music promotion, professional DJ, or radio broadcasting. The course examines the music industry with a particular emphasis on visual & sound technologies. There is a large practical element to the course which focuses on developing creative and organisational skills. No previous experience in music or musicianship is needed to be successful on the course.

What will you Study?

Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
Music Technology 5N1640
Music Industry Studies 5N1458
Music Theory and Practice 5N1849
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Electronics
Desktop Multimedia Audio Production 5N2148
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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