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Sound Engineering & Music Technology

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

Waterford 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

A full-time course for students interested in a career in music/ sound engineering/ music promotion and journalism.

The course examines the music industry with a particular emphasis on visual and sound technologies and music production as well as audio production for film and the games industry. Students have access to an on-campus sound recording studio and radio production facility as part of their training programme.

What will you Study?

Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
Music Industry Studies 5N1458
Music Technology 5N1640
Digital Video Editing
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Image Processing 5N1292
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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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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