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Music 5M2011

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The following modules are subject to change due to availability and demand:


  • Music Performance
  • Music Theory and Practice
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Work Experience
  • Radio Programming and Production
  • Sound Engineering and Production
  • Mathematics
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Teamworking
  • Music Technology
  • Word Processing
  • Event Production
  • Project Management

Important Notice

Dunboyne College is delighted to announce the launch of our new Level 6 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Music, starting September 2023.

This comprehensive course will replace the one-year QQI Level 5 which is detailed on this page. Please note that the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music (5M2011) is being offered at the end of the first year of the new course.

The information on this page is for the old course. Any applications to Music (5M2011) will be transferred onto the new HND in Music.

Please visit the new course page using the link below.


This course is aimed at developing a musician’s ability in the areas of performance and musical awareness and to further enhance skills through music technology and computer applications. It provides students with hands-on experience and training in the various aspects of the music industry. Live performances and studio recordings are an integral part of the course, which is designed for musicians, songwriters and producers.

Through continued commitment to rehearsal students develop the discipline that is required to work in the music industry. Students present, produce and perform a number of live performances as part of their course work. These offer an ideal environment in which each student can put the knowledge and skills gained on the course into use.



  • QQI Level 5 in Music Performance 5M2011


Students will acquire competency in the theory and technologies associated with the fields of music composition and production, sound engineering and recording, music education, community music, sound for film/radio/TV multimedia, audio post production, internet streaming, location sound engineering, sound synthesis and design, audio for games and so on.

Graduates of this course will have a firm foundation in music and the music industry preparing them for further study in this area, along with the know-how and experience to work in a professional music setting. Students can also progress to DCU, Dun Laoghaire IADT, Maynooth University (incl. Kilkenny Campus and St. Patrick’s College), Marino Institute of Education, TU Dublin, DKIT, University of Limerick, Tralee IT, Athlone IT, Waterford Institute of Technology, and other colleges around the country, including progress to First Arts in Maynooth University, where there are 175 places.


  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification
  • Audition (applicants will be contacted)

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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Maynooth: MH101 Arts Music Technology (Level 8, 4 Years)

TU Dublin BIMM: TU961 Music (Level 8, 4 Years)

Dundalk Institute of Technology: DK860 Applied Music (Level 8, 4 Years)

Ballyfermot College of Further Eduction: HND Music Performance or Production (HND 2 Years)


For information on fees, please see our Fees page