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BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology

BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology

Overview

Learn the skills required to succeed as a modern day Audio Professional with this unique, industry-focused programme

Our Audio and Music Technology course is run in partnership with Pulse College and aims to train students in key industry disciplines including recording studios, live venue’s, TV, post-production, and live performance 

Why Study Audio and Music Technology at Griffith College?

Our partnered BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology is available on a full-time basis over a three-year period and taught on campus at Pulse College. The course will introduce you to how to record and produce music both in the home studio and in large recording studios where you will learn about live sound from both a performance and technical perspective. Our students will also be trained in the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios and will be required to put on live shows and performances throughout the duration of the course.

  • Taught by passionate industry professionals to an international industry standard
  • Students will have access to state of the art facilities
  • Guest lectures from industry professionals
  • Use of industry relevant software applications including Apple Logic Pro Certified Centre and Avid Pro Tools Centre
  • 24-hour studio access
Course details
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

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with Sarah Walsh, Head of Admissions for Pulse College, at sarah.walsh@pulsecollege.eu

 

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

 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 another 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.

How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2017 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2017 applications.

Applicants over 23 years

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st  January 2017 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.

Fees

Fee Information 

A Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Tuition Fees
Dublin

Study Mode: Full-time

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)*

 

2% Learner Protection Charge

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.

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
Progression

Academic Progression

Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology course may be eligible to advance to progress to postgraduate programmes.

Career Progression

Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology will have a good basis for a future career in an industry-based profession such as a sound engineer, audio editor or music producer.

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