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Music (Production) - HND

Course Code(s):  PEH
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code PEH
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme involves technical operations of modern sound equipment and music technology. It aims to equip students with a skill set that allows them to enter a career or follow further academic pursuits within this discipline. Students work with performers and musicians in the recording studios to produce master tapes and other media. Other work involves live sound, desktop audio production and developing multi-media content. Successful students can expect to find employment in the media, entertainment and multi-media industries as sound engineers, editors, midi production programmers and pro-audio sales.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Studio Recording and Engineering
Computer Music Composition and Production
Computer Music Systems
Live Sound for Small Venues
Music in Context
The Music Business in the 21st Century
Music. Health and the Law
Principles of Musical Sound

Year 2
Audio Post Production
Composing for Film and Television
Music Studio Production
Sound Creation and Manipulation
Public Performance Technology
Creative Arts Research Skills
Critical Music Listening
Preparation. Process and Production in the Creative Arts
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