This course in Music and Sound Production (Year 1) focuses on the practical use of audio and music technology in a number of set­tings, including the recording studio, post-production suite and live sound environment.

Music and Sound Production Year 1


Course Fees


Students participate fully in live sound and recording studio sessions. They create, produce and mix music, engineer live performances, and sequence drum and instrument tracks. These activities are supported by theory sessions in sound creation, music theory, acous­tics, signal processing and much more. ProTools is used in the studios and editing suite, offering an ideal environment where students can apply their knowledge and skills.

About This Course

Course Content

Live Sound Techniques                                            

Music Technology                                                      

Music Industry Studies                                            


Applied Sound Principles                                       

Sound Engineering and Production                   

Work Experience                                                         

Professional Development

Desktop Multimedia Audio Production

Marketing and Promotion for Musicians

Music Theory and Practice

Radio Programme Production

Recording Technology

Creative Software Techniques

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.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute:

Graduates of this course in Music and Sound Production (Year 1) may progress to the level 6 course, Music and Sound Production (Year 2).


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 in Ireland and the UK (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course in Music and Sound Production (Year 1) will be able to pursue many opportunities as sound engineers, sound editors and producers in a range of areas, including games, film, anima­tion, theatre, live sound, studio recording and radio.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sound Production.

BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Music (Music Production)