The Music and Sound Production (Year 2) course provides students with the opportunity to build on their knowledge and skills in the area of sound production and sound engineering, including studio work, audio mixing and mastering, sound design, Foley, composition and post production for film.

Music and Sound Production Year 2


Course Fees


Students gain practical experience in the studio and multimedia editing suites and also have the opportunity to work on live events during the year, both on and off campus. As part of this Music and Sound Production (Year 2) course, students are offered the opportunity to obtain certification in the AVID Pro Tools 101 and 110 series whilst developing competency in Reason, Adobe Audition, Sibelius and other software packages.

About This Course

Course Content

Work Experience

Sound Engineering and Music Technology

Studio and Location Live Sound Production

Project Management


Sound Engineering and Music Technology

Music for Sound and Picture

Pro Tools

Advanced Music Production

Advanced Sound Engineering

Creative Research Project

Creative Portfolio

Composing Using Technology

Live Mixing

Creative Sound Design

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Sound Production (or equivalent) available at Cavan Institute and elsewhere. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement but can demonstrate industry experience.

Further Study

Graduates of this course in Music and Sound Production (Year 2) 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 the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course in Music and Sound Production (Year 2) will be able to pursue many opportunities as sound engineers, sound editors, composers and producers in a range of areas, including games, film, animation, theatre, live sound, studio recording and radio.


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