Music Performance

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What is Music Performance?

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.

Course Content:

The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to availability and demand:

• Music Performance 

• Teamwork

• Music Theory & Practice

• Music Industry Studies

• Work Experience

• Web Authoring

• Radio Production

• Mathematics

• Sound Engineering

• Ethnomusicology

Certification: QQI level 5 in Music performance 5M2011, Manual handling

Career Opportunities

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 & St. Patrick’s College), Marino Institute of Education, IT Dundalk, University of Limerick, Tralee IT, Athlone IT, Waterford IT, and other colleges around the country, including progress to first Arts in Maynooth University, where there are 140 places.

Higher Education Progression

Maynooth: MH101 Arts Music Technology (Level 8, 4 Years) DIT: DT501 Music (Level 8, 4 Years)

Dundalk IT: DK860 Applied Music (Level 8, 4 Years)

Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Cert or LCA Mature Students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification
  • All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
  • An interview and audition (voice or instrument) will be organised for each applicant.
  • Applicants have to be computer literate.