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Media Engineering / Sound Engineering

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Drumshanbo College of Further Education

Drumshanbo 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 course is offered as a practical introduction to sound engineering, meet-ing the needs of a range of learners following multimedia orientated courses and establishing a foundation for further studies. The course combines practical training and experience with theoretical appreciation. It meets a wide range of vocational needs through emphasis on responsibility, good work practices, creativity, effective communication and co-operation. This is a full-time course.

What will you Study?

Music Technology 5N1640
Event Production 5N1374
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358
Music Industry Studies 5N1458
Communications 5N0690
Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Audio Engineering
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EMEXX 5M2149

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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
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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