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BA (Hons) in Music Production

BA (Hons) in Music Production

Overview

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

 Our BA (Hons) in Music Production course is run in partnership with Pulse College and has uniquely been designed by the industry, for the industry.

Why Study Music Production at Griffith College?

Our partnered BA (Hons) in Music Production is available on a full-time basis over a three-year period and taught on campus at Pulse College. The aim of the course is to equip you with a high level of competence in specific skills for the areas of studio recording, live sound, music technology and much more.

  • Delivered by academic leaders and industry professionals to international industry standard
  • Develop specialist skills and knowledge will enable you to find employment within a range of areas within the industry including music recording, post-production and sound design for the web.
  • Students will have access to state of the art facilities
  • Use of industry relevant software applications including Apple Logic Pro Certified Centre and Avid Pro Tools Centre
  • 24-hour studio access
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Course details
Subjects
Year One Core Subjects
  • Applications of Music Theory
  • Applications Technology
  • ePortfolio aand Online Promotion
  • Music Technology 1
  • Recording Studio Principles
  • Critical Listening and Audio Analysis
  • History of Music Production
  • The Music Industry
Year Two Core Subjects
  • Applications of Psychology in Music
  • Sound for Performance
  • Explorations in Music
  • Research Methods
  • Music and Image
  • Music Production & Recording 1
  • Music Technology 2
  • Professional Client Project 1
  • Sound Design
Year Three Core Subjects
  • Business of Digital Media
  • Professional Practice
  • Studio Design and Installation
  • Composition for Visual Media
  • Interactive Audio
  • Music Production and Recording 2
  • Professional Client Project 2
  • Dissertation

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with Sarah Walsh, Head of Admissions for Pulse College, at [email protected]

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

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)

and

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

Or:

FETAC Level 6 / HETAC Level 7 in Music/Media or similar

Or:

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.

Applicants will also be expected to fulfil the following requirements;

  • Grade 5 in Music or equivalent (candidates are required to have prior knowledge in Music Theory)
  • A proven interest in audio and/or music technology, and to display some interest in related creative media arts
  • Basic knowledge of computers (Mac/PC, and audio software): helpful but not essential

Mature applicants will be required to interview in Windmill Lane Recording Studios.

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

How to Apply

 Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2018 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2018 applications.

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2018 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 b7 September 2018.

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 7,500.00

EU living Abroad: EUR 8,500.00

Non EU living Ireland: EUR 10,500.00

Non EU living Abroad: EUR 10,500.00

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: [email protected]
Progression

Academic Progression 

Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Music Production programme are eligible to be considered for entry to a postgraduate degree.

Career Progression 

 Previous graduates of the BA (Hons) in Music Production programme have found employment in a variety of sectors within music industry. Some of the many great artists or facilities past pupils have worked with are: Prince, Kings of Leon, 50 Cent, Snoop Dog, U2, REM, Kylie Minogue, Windmill Pictures, Brown Bag, Ardmore Studios, RTE, FM104, TV3, RTE Radio, The Apprentice, Masterchef, Little Brittan, Rivercottage, Harry Potter, Casino Royale, MTV X-Factor, The Voice, Slane, Oxygen, O2, Electric Picnic, Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.

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