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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne 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 one year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of sound engineering, the media and the music industry. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and event production. Students will work in a fully equipped digital studio and be involved in the production of live performance recording.

What will you Study?

What is Sound Engineering?

This one year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of sound engineering, the media and the music industry. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and event production. Students will work in a fully equipped digital studio and be involved in the production of live performance recording.

The overall aim of the course is to educate students for a variety of career opportunities within the audio industry and related areas. It also aims for students to gain a broad appreciation of the technology, every year more hardware and software becomes available to create music and teach students about music. It’s a hands-on, skills-based course which equips students with a fundamental knowledge of the common applications of music technology.

Career Opportunities:

Students may seek immediate employment in the music industry, typical career opportunities are in the areas of sound engineering, music production and recording, live sound production, and audio technology, or in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with an engineering aptitude.

The course will provide you with a qualification that has many applications within the music and audio industries. Students can also progress to First Arts in Maynooth University, where there are 83 places available. These industries and employers now seek qualified and competent personnel. Graduates may also pursue courses in colleges and I.T.s around the country or in the UK.

Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
Web Authoring 5N1910
Work Experience 5N1356
Music Technology 5N1640
Radio Production
Media Analysis 5N1298
Communications 5N0690
Music Industry Studies 5N1458
Music Theory and Practice 5N1849
Music Performance 5N1301
Maths
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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