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Music Performance

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Music Performance

Course Code: CI061MP
Course Level: 5
Certification: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music
QQI Code: 5M2011
Duration: 1 Year
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Music Performance
Music Performance


Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course focuses on the development of creative skills through performance, composition, technology and contextual study. It is designed for performers who wish to develop their technical performance skills, creativity and musicianship in conjunction with music industry studies. The course combines a study of instrumental techniques as well as music theory and practice with the opportunity to engage with a range of music styles from rock, jazz, blues, to Irish and world music. Live performances and studio recordings are an integral part of the course. Through continued commitment to rehearsal, students develop the discipline that is required to work in the music industry. Students develop, produce and deliver live performances as part of their course work. These offer an ideal environment in which each student can put into use the knowledge and skills gained while on the course.

Course Content

  • Teamworking
  • Irish Music
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Music Performance
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Practice
  • Event Production
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Sound Engineering and Production
  • Work Experience
  • Safety and Health at Work


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will be able to pursue many differing opportunities across the music industry as performers, artists, session players, musical directors, theatre musicians, music programmers, arrangers and composers.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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