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Studio & Live Sound Production

Course Code(s):  5M2149
QQI Award Code:  5M2149 Sound Production
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute
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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 provides learners with the technical skills required to work in Sound Production. Throughout the year students will participate in applied learning projects where they explore various roles associated with the modern audio engineer.

These include traditional Studio Recording, Radio production, Live Sound Engineering and Electronic Music Production. In addition to this learners will also be introduced to digital media and computer systems related to sound production.

What will you Study?

Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
Music Technology 5N1640
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Work Experience 5N1356
Event Production 5N1374
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Word Processing 5N1358
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605

Optional Modules:
Learners may also have the opportunity to study from Maths as an extra module.
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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