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Music Technology

Course Description

Students will learn about the music industry in Ireland and develop skills in sound production and digital audio technology. Students will also engage in team working and contribute to live event / studio productions.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Event Production
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Music Performance
  • Music Technology
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Sound Engineering and Production
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you may be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

Work Experience

Work experience forms an integral part of this KCFE programme. Students participate in quality placements allowing a valuable opportunity to gain hands on experience in industry. Links made with employers during work experience often result in employment.

Career Opportunities

Sound Engineering (live event / studio), Radio and Broadcasting, Community Music Initiatives, Music Education Programmes, Recording Studios, Media. Graduates may also progress to the music teacher training course at DCU.

The following links also exist, websites need to be checked as these may be subject to change:

  • DCU – Religious Education and Music
  • Dundalk IT - Production of Music and Audio
  • IT Tralee – Music Technology
  • IT Tralee – TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting
  • UL – Performing Arts
  • Cork IT – Music
  • Waterford IT – Music
  • Sligo IT - Performing Arts


Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sound Production (5M2149)


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