Computers & Design Department

Sound Production

Sound Production 5M2149

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The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to change due to availability and demand:


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


This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of sound engineering, the media and the music industry. This course is designed to provide a combination of practical and theoretical tuition in all aspects of digital sound engineering and event production. Students will work in a fully equipped digital studio and be involved in the production of live performance recording.

The overall aim of the course is to educate students for a variety of career opportunities within the audio industry and related areas. It also aims for students to gain a broad appreciation of the technology; every year more hardware and software becomes available to create music and teach students about music. It’s a hands-on, skills-based course which equips students with a fundamental knowledge of the common applications of music technology.



  • QQI Level 5 in Sound Production 5M2149


Students may seek immediate employment in the music industry. Typical career opportunities are in the areas of sound engineering, music production and recording, live sound production, and audio technology, or in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with an engineering aptitude. The course will provide you with a qualification that has many applications within the music and audio industries. Students can also progress to Ballyfermot Rock School, First Arts in Maynooth University, where there are over 175 places available.

There are also places in DCU, TU Dublin, Tallaght IT, Dun Laoghaire IADT, UCC, Cork IT, Shannon College and other colleges. This industry and employers now seek qualified and competent personnel. Graduates may also pursue courses in colleges and ITs around the country or in the UK.


  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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

TU Dublin City Campus: TU963 Music (Level 8, 4 Years)

Ballyfermot College of Further Education: HND in Music Production (HND, 2 Years)

Dundalk Institute of Technology: DK 865 Production of Music and Audio (Level 8, 4 Years)


Course fees of €200 are to be paid before registration and include course materials, examination fees and a €30 non-refundable deposit.