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Cavan Institute

Audio and Music Production

6M22095

Audio and Music Production

Entry Requirements

Learners wishing to access this award must have a minimum of a pass grade (or equivalent) in all of the following QQI level 5 minor awards, Sound Engineering and Production 5N1900, Music Technology 5N1640, Music Industry Studies 5N1458, Communications 5N0690 and Work Experience 5N1356. Competence in English (CEFR level B2) is required.


Equal consideration will be given to applicants who do not meet these entry requirements through recognition of prior learning (RPL). Desirable entry requirements include some knowledge of music theory.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course in Audio and Music Production will be able to pursue many opportunities as sound engineers, sound editors, composers and producers in a range of areas, including games, TV and film, animation, theatre, live sound and lighting production, studio recording and radio.


Graduates can also qualify for direct entry to year 3 of the following courses:

Music & Sound Engineering - TUS Midlands

Audio & Music Production - DKIT

Music - University of Middlesex


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 in Ireland and the UK (Please check with individual institution, regarding local eligibility requirements).

Progression

Graduates of this course will be able to pursue many opportunities in a range of areas, including games, TV and film, animation, theatre, live sound and lighting production, studio recording and radio.


Roles and occupations include audio technician, sound engineer, recording engineer, mix engineer, sound designer, sound editor, mastering engineer, general theatre technician, sales and product development, light and sound designer, composer, songwriter and audio/visual technician.


Progression Routes

Audio & Music Production (3rd Year) - DKIT

Music (3rd Year) - University of Middlesex

Music & Sound Engineering (3rd Year) - TUS Midlands

Music - Maynooth University

Music Technology - University of West Scotland

  • Audio & Music   Production (3rd Year) - DKIT

  • Music (3rd Year) - University of Middlesex

  • Music & Sound Engineering (3rd Year) - TUS Midlands

  • Music - Maynooth University

  • Music Technology - University of West Scotland

Course Fees

€200

Course Content

QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Audio and Music Production PG25012


AVID Pro Tools 100 Series

Audio Engineering and Production

Audio Mixing and Mastering

Audio-visual Production

Sound Design for Film

Musicianship for Production

Composing with Technology

Music Business and Promotion

Personal and Professional Skills


AVID Pro Tools 101 and 110

About This Course

This course allows students to develop a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in audio and music technology, sound engineering and production.


Students will gain hands-on experience in studio work, music and sound tracking, audio mixing and mastering, sound design, Foley, composition, song writing and post-production for TV and film in our high-spec studios and multimedia editing suites. A series of live events throughout the academic year will allow students to gain experience in live sound and lighting techniques whilst developing the necessary skills required in organising and staging events. 


Students will develop the knowledge and  skills required to find work and conduct business in an increasingly digitised sector.


As part of the course, students will be offered the opportunity to achieve certification in the Avid Pro Tools 100 series and DANTE, whilst developing competence in Reason, Adobe Audition, Sibelius, Ableton and other software.

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