Griffith College

BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology

BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology

BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology

Griffith College is very excited to partner with Pulse College and Windmill Lane Recording Studios to deliver this brand new, unique and industry focused programme.

Dublin: Full-Time
Student at Windmill Lane Studio
Validated by:Pending Validation
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration:3 years
Overview

Griffith College is very excited to partner with Pulse College to deliver this brand new, unique and industry focused BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology program

Recording studios, Live Venue’s, TV, Post-Production, Live Performance – it has become an audio industry essential to be skilled in array of disciplines.

It is with these various industry disciplines in mind that we have designed a new BA (Hons) in Audio & Music Technology Programme.

Aimed at musicians, DJ’s, computer music hobbyists, and general lovers of music, this programme will train you with skills required for to succeed as a modern day Audio Professional.

Course Content

We will teach you how to record and produce music both in the home studio and in large recording studios. You will learn about live sound from both a performance and technical perspective.

The modern “studio engineer” can record, mix and master audio, but also help produce. Whether it is programming drum parts or string sections or even being on stage, performing with a band.

Please note you do not need to be a musician to be accepted onto this course but someone who is passionate and enthusiastic for all things music.

As with all our courses, hands on experience is crucial to learning. This course is no different. Our students will be trained in Windmill Lane Recording studios and will also be required to put on live shows and performances throughout out the duration of the course.

Why Study Music Technology at Griffith College

  • This course is taught by passionate Industry Professionals
  • Students will have access to State of the Art Facilities – including access to the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios
  • The curriculum is taught to international industry standard
  • Guest Industry talks and lecturers
  • Use of industry relevant software applications
  • Apple Logic Pro Certified Centre and Avid Pro Tools Centre
  • 24 hour studio access
  • Become a member of our Creative Community – Griffith College and Pulse College offer courses in film production, game design and animation

 

Structure

YEAR 1:

  • Music technology 1
  • Applications Technology 1
  • Recording Studio Principles
  • Music for Producers
  • Live Music & Performance Tech 1
  • Computer Basics for AV workstations
  • Sound Reinforcement 1
  • Sound Design & Foley FX

YEAR 2:

  • Music Technology 2
  • Applications Technology 2
  • Music for Producers 2
  • Recording and Mixing 1
  • Live Music & Performance Tech 2
  • Research and Presentation
  • Sound Reinforcement 2
  • Sound Design and Creative Processing

YEAR 3

  • Dissertation by Practice
  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Professional Practice
  • Studio Design & Setup
  • Recording and Mixing 2
  • Audio Post Production Techniques
  • Sound Design for Games
Entry Requirements
Admissions

We expect all applicants to have a proven interest in audio and/or music technology, and to display some interest in related creative media arts. Knowledge of the basic use of computers (either Mac or PC) and music/audio software will be helpful, but not essential before starting the course. It is a definite advantage to demonstrate your passion for audio, i.e. playing in a band, DJ-ing, recording or making music at home.  A willingness to explore new ideas is important alongside a positive attitude this creative field of study.

Entry onto our Degree Programme is based achieving a minimum of 2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other language) and maths.  Additionally, we expect applicants to conform to a number of the following criteria:

  • Basic knowledge of computers (Mac/PC, and audio software): helpful but not essential
  • The ability to devise original work across a variety of media
  • FETAC Level 6 / HETAC Level 7 in Music/Media or similar
  • 3 GCE A Level, NVQ Level 3 in Music/Media or similar
  • Extra-curricular activity, such as band performance, DJ-ing, community arts, visual or performing arts

Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience will also be considered.

Fees

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: accounts@griffith.ie:

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

EU living Ireland: 
EUR €7,500 per year (3 years duration)*
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 8,500.00 per year (3 years duration)*
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR €10,500 per year (3 years duration)*
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR €10,500 per year (3 years duration)*
How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2016 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2016 applications.

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2016 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport and applications should be made before the 19th September 2016.

 

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.