Griffith College

BA (Hons) in Music Production

BA (Hons) in Music Production

BA (Hons) in Music Production

Griffith College is excited to announce its partnership with Pulse College and Windmill Lane Recording Studios to jointly deliver our new BA in Music Production.

Music production degree course
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:8
Duration:3 years Full time
Overview

This music production course has uniquely been designed by industry, for industry. Delivered by academic leaders and industry professionals, 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...

With access to state of the art facilities and a highly experienced lecturing team, this course is the ideal launch pad for those seeking a career in music production.

 

Structure
Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Applications of Music Theory
Applications Technology
ePortfolio aand Online Promotion
Music Technology 1
Recording Studio Principles
Semester 2
Critical Listening and Audio Analysis
History of Music Production
Semester 1
The Music Industry
Year 2 Core Subjects
Semester 2
Applications of Psychology in Music
Sound for Performance
Semester 1
Explorations in Music
Research Methods
Semester 0
Music and Image
Music Production & Recording 1
Music Technology 2
Professional Client Project 1
Sound Design
Year 3 Core Subjects
Semester 1
Business of Digital Media
Professional Practice
Studio Design and Installation
Semester 0
Composition for Visual Media
Interactive Audio
Music Production and Recording 2
Professional Client Project 2
Semester 2
Dissertation
Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements

For applicants under 23, 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)

Applicants will also be expected to fulfill the following requirments;

  • 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.

 

 

 

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.

Campus: 
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
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.

 

Progression
Academic Progression: 

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible to be considered for entry to a postgraduate degree. Your specialist skills and knowledge will enable you to find employment within music recording, post-production, live sound, TV studios, film, gaming and animation production companies, sound design for the web and multimedia. In addition to this graduates will have the required business skills necessary to start their own freelance practices.

Career Progression: 

Successful graduates 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.

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.