Course Description

This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of sound engineering, the media
and the music industry. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and event production. Students will work in a fully equipped digital studio and be involved in the production of live performance recording.
The overall aim of the course is to educate students for a variety of career opportunities within the audio industry
and related areas. Students will gain a broad appreciation of the technology involved in sound production. Every year more hardware and software becomes available to create music and teach students about music.
This is a hands-on, skills-based course which equips students with a fundamental knowledge of the common applications of music technology.

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

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

• Level 5 Sound Production 5M2149

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Course Code 5M2149
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, Sound Engineering
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
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 in Sound Production 5M2149
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications • Applicants should be computer literate All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Students may seek immediate employment in the music industry. Typical career opportunities are in the areas of sound engineering, music production and recording, live sound production and audio technology, or in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with an engineering aptitude. The course will provide you with a qualification that has many applications within the music and audio industries. Students can progress to the Higher National Diploma in Sound Engineering at Dunboyne College, . Students can also apply to Maynooth University, where there are 175 places reserved for QQI applicants. There are also places in DCU, TUD Tallaght, Technological University of the Shannon, Limerick, Munster Technological University, Cork, Dun Laoghaire IADT, UCC, Shannon College and other colleges. Graduates may also pursue courses in colleges around the country or in the UK. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: Dunboyne College: DCFE HND Sound Engineering (Level 6, 2 Years) Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast: BA (Hons) Music and Audio Production or BA (Hons) Music and Sound Design BIMM: TU961 - BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music (Music Production), (Level 8, 4 years with Advanced Entry into Year 2 or Year 3 possible) DKIT: DK865 - BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Production (Level 8, 4 years) Maynooth University: MH101 Arts Music Technology (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Dublin City Campus: TU963 Music (Level 8, 4 Years) DBS: DB510 Audio Production and Music Project Management (Level 8, 3 Years) TUS: Limerick IT: US70 Music Technology and Production (Level 7, 3 Years) DKIT: DK 865 Production of Music and Audio (Level 8, 4 Years) Ulster University: W3181 Music Sound and Technology (Level 8, 3 Years)
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01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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