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
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.
Click on the Course Modules below for a greater insight into the course.
Music Technology 1
Applications Technology 1
Recording Studio Principles
Music for Producers 1
Live Music and Performance Technology 1
Computer Basics for Audio Visual Workstations
Sound Design and Foley FX1
Music Technology 2
Applications Technology 2
Music for Producers 2
Recording and Mixing 1
Live Music and Performance Technology 2
Research and Presentation
Sound Reinforcement 2
Sound Design and Creative Processing
Client Project 1
Mixing and Mastering
Studio Design and Setup
Recording and Mixing 2
Audio Post Production techniques
Sound Design for Games
Client Project 2
Dissertation by Practice
If you have any questions please get in touch with Sarah Walsh, Head of Admissions for Pulse College, at [email protected]
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.
Irish Citizen Under 23 Years of Age
Entry onto our Programme is based upon a course interview and achieving a minimum of:
2x H5s (H5 = 50 – 60% in a Leaving Certificate Higher Level subject)
Minimum of 4x O6/H7s (O6 = 40 – 55% in a Leaving Certificate Ordinary Subject / H7 = 30-40% in a Leaving Certificate Higher Level subject)
To include a minimum O6 or higher in Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics and either Irish or English
FETAC Level 6 / HETAC Level 7 in Music/Media or similar
a Minimum of 2 Grade C A Levels as well as 4 subjects from either A levels (Grades A-E) or GCSE (Grades A,B or C). Or NVQ Level 3 in Music/Media or similar.
Additionally, we expect applicants to conform to a number of the following criteria:
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience will also be considered.
Applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility. All applicants will have to complete an interview with Pulse College.
Applicants under 23 years of age will need to upload copies of the following:
Applicants over 23 years of age (mature applicants) will be asked for copies of the following:
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 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.
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 8,250.00
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 11,550.00
Non-EU living Abroad: EUR 11,550.00
EU Living Abroad: EUR 9,350.00
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.
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:
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 that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.
Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology course may be eligible to advance to progress to postgraduate programmes.
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.