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Music and Sound Production (Year 2)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Music and Sound Production (Year 2)

Course Code: CI062MC
Course Level: 6
Award Title: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Media Production
BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Music Production
QQI Code: 6M5130
Edexcel Code: BH025411
Duration: 1 Year
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Music and Sound Production (Year 2)
Music and Sound Production (Year 2)


Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Award in music production (or equivalent) available at Cavan Institute. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement.

Course Description
This course allows students to build on their knowledge and training in the technical area of sound engineering and production. Students will gain an awareness of the music and media industries by exploring subjects including creative arts and marketing. By utilising the Institute's two recording studios, Mac lab and specialised multimedia suite, students will gain experience in the areas of production, post production and sound creation. A number of live events will take place in the course of the year, allowing students to gain experience in presenting and producing, along with developing the necessary skills involved in organising and staging an event.

Course Content

  • Audio Post-Production
  • Music Production Analysis
  • Music Composition Techniques
  • Radio Techniques
  • Web Authoring
  • Communications
  • Sound Engineering and Music Technology
  • Musicianship
  • Marketing for the Arts Sector
  • Multimedia Sound
  • Studio and Location Sound Production
  • Work Experience
  • Arts Event Management
  • Project Management
  • Composing for Film and TV


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will be able to pursue many differing opportunities across the music industry as producers, sound engineers, Foley artists, arrangers and composers.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to 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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