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Cavan Institute

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course in Music Performance 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.


Graduates are 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 Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music.

  • Communications 

  • Music Industry Studies 

  • Music Technology 

  • Event Production 

  • Radio Programme Production 

  • Music Theory and Practice 

  • Sound Engineering and Production 

  • Music Performance 

  • Musicianship 

  • Work Experience

About This Course

This course is designed for performers who wish to develop their technical performance skills, creativity and musicianship in conjunction with music industry studies. The Music Performance 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 and 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.

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