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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

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

Course Description

This course is aimed at developing a musician's ability in the areas of performance and musical awareness and to further enhance his/her skills through music technology and computer applications. This course provides students with hands-on experience, training and in the various aspects of the music industry. Live performances and studio recordings are an integral part of the course, which is designed for musicians, songwriters and producers. Through continued commitment to rehearsal students develop the discipline that is required to work in the music industry. Students present, produce and perform in a number of 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?

What is Music Performance?

This course is aimed at developing a musician’s ability in the areas of performance and musical awareness and to further enhance his/her skills through music technology and computer applications. It provides students with hands-on experience and training in the various aspects of the music industry.

Live performances and studio recordings are an integral part of the course, which is designed for musicians, songwriters and producers. Through continued commitment to rehearsal students develop the discipline that is required to work in the music industry. Students present, produce and perform a number of live performances as part of their course work. These offer an ideal environment in which each student can put the knowledge and skills gained on the course into use.

Career Opportunities:

Students will acquire competency in the theory and technologies associated with the fields of music composition and production, sound engineering and recording, music education, community music, sound for film/radio/TV Multimedia, audio post production, internet streaming, location sound engineering, sound synthesis and design, audio for games and so on. Graduates of this course will have a firm foundation in music and the music industry preparing them for further study in this area, along with the know-how and experience to work in a professional music setting.

Students may progress from this course to institutes of technology and universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme on obtaining a full award. Students can also progress to First Arts in Maynooth University, where there are 83 places available or avail of courses in DIT, IT Dundalk, Maynooth University and other colleges around the country, which can be accessed through this qualification.

Music Performance 5N1301
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Music Theory and Practice 5N1849
Interview and audition based
Music Industry Studies 5N1458
Sound Engineering
Music Technology 5N1640
Radio Production
Web Authoring 5N1910
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
EPAMX 5M2011

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