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Music Performance

Course Code(s):  5M2011 CI061MP
QQI Award Code:  5M2011 Music
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2011 CI061MP
QQI Award Code 5M2011 Music
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course focuses on the development of creative skills through performance, composition, technology and contextual study. It is designed for performers who wish to develop their technical performance skills, creativity and musicianship in conjunction with music industry studies. The course combines a study of instrumental techniques as well as music theory and practice with the opportunity to engage with a range of music styles from rock, jazz, blues, to Irish and world music. Live performances and studio recordings are an integral part of the course. Through continued commitment to rehearsal, students develop the discipline that is required to work in the music industry. Students develop, produce and deliver live performances as part of their course work. These offer an ideal environment in which each student can put into use the knowledge and skills gained while on the course.

What will you Study?

This course focuses on the development of creative skills through performance, composition, technology and contextual study. It is designed for performers who wish to develop their technical performance skills, creativity and musicianship in conjunction with music industry studies. The course combines a study of instrumental techniques as well as music theory and practice with the opportunity to engage with a range of music styles from rock, jazz, blues, to Irish and world music. Live performances and studio recordings are an integral part of the course. Through continued commitment to rehearsal, students develop the discipline that is required to work in the music industry. Students develop, produce and deliver live performances as part of their course work. These offer an ideal environment in which each student can put into use the knowledge and skills gained while on the course.

Communications 5N0690
Irish Music 5N1454
Music Industry Studies 5N1458
Music Performance 5N1301
Music Technology 5N1640
Music Theory and Practice 5N1849
Musicianship 5N4845
Research and Study Skills 5N3113
Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900
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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EPAMX 5M2011

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