Course Description

This course is aimed at developing a musician’s ability in the areas of performance and musical awareness and to further enhance 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.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Music Performance
• Music Theory and Practice
• Music Industry Studies
• Work Experience
• Radio Programming and Production
• Sound Engineering and Production
• Ethnomusicology
• Teamwork
• Music Technology
• Word Processing
• Event Production

• Level 5 Music Performance 5M2011

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Course Code 5M2011
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, The Performing Arts
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 in Music Performance 5M2011
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature Students • Other equivalent qualification • An interview and audition (voice or instrument) will be organised for each applicant. • Applicants should be computer literate. • For more information see and All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path 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 can also progress to the Higher National Diploma in Artistic Development for Musicians at Dunboyne College. Graduates can progress to degrees in TU, TCD, DBS, Dun Laoghaire IADT, Maynooth University (incl. Kilkenny Campus and St. Patrick’s College), Marino Institute of Education, Technological University of the Shannon, Limerick and Athlone, South East Technological University Waterford, Munster Technological University, Tralee, TUD, DKIT, University of Limerick and other colleges around the country, including progress to First Arts in Maynooth University, where there are 175 places reserved for QQI entrants. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: Dunboyne College: DCFE HND Music (Level 6, 2 Years) Maynooth University: MH101 Arts Music Technology (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD BIMM: TU961 Music (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK860 Applied Music (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK771 BA in Music Theatre 3-year level 7 TCD: TR002 Music (Level 8, 4 Years) TCD: TR320 Film Studies/Music (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS: US703 Music Technology and Production (Level 7, 3 Years) DBS: DB510 Audio Production and Music Project Management (Level 8, 3 Years)
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01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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Dunboyne Business Park
Dunboyne, Meath
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