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Music and Theatre Studies

Course Description

Students will learn about the music industry and the theatrical tradition in Ireland and develop the skills to perform music in a variety of settings. Students will also engage in team working and participate in the production of live performances and events.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Music Industry Studies
  • Music Theory and Practice
  • Music Performance
  • Event Production
  • Theatre Studies
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

LCA, LCVP or Leaving Cert. Those who have reached age 18 without Leaving Cert will also be considered. Mature applicants very welcome. All candidates will be invited to interview/audition.

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

Theatre, Performance, Event Production, Community Music Initiatives, Music Education Programmes.


The following links exist:

  • 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

Registration fee is €150. Government Levy €200 - exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance. Details of all other fees are available from the college office.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music (5M2011)

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click Apply Now on various parts of this web page.

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