Griffith College

Certificate in Music Production for Games

Certificate in Music Production for Games

Certificate in Music Production for Games

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

Certificate in Music Production for Games
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:6
Duration:1 year Full Time, 2 years Part Time

The one year programme embraces learners from a variety of musical backgrounds.

Focus will be on developing creative strategies by underpinning practical and theoretical knowledge of games music production techniques through creative assignments and industry relevant projects. By studying game development and game interactivity learners gain a deep understanding of how games are created



Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Applications Technology
Games Development
Interactive Storytelling
Music Composition for Games
Music and Image
Music Technology
Sound Design for Games
Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements

Entry onto our programme is based upon a course interview and achieving a minimum of:

5x O6/H7s (O6 = 40 – 55% in a Leaving Certificate Ordinary subject / H7 = 30-40% in a Leaving Certificate Higher Level subject)

To include O6 or higher in Ordinary Leaving Certificate Maths

To include O6 or higher in Ordinary Leaving Certificate Language subject

Mature applicants can apply directly, and will be subject to interview. 


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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.


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:

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.

Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 6,300.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,500.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 9,000.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 9,000.00
Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 3,150
How to Apply

Full-time applications;

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2016 must apply through the CAO system 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.

Part-time applications;

Applicants can apply directly to Griffith College here;

Academic Progression: 

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for entry into level 7 and level 8 programmes nationally, with advanced standing where appropriate in respect of the modules they have completed.

Career Progression: 

It is expected that graduates from the programme will find employment within Ireland's rapidly growing games design and games development sector. Roles will centre on their specialist contribution to the music and sound aspects of games. Both Windmill Lane Recording Studios and Griffith College have a strong network of games based companies. Both institutions work closely with employers on a regular basis in sourcing and placing graduates on their behalf. In return these companies continue to inform the design and development of our programmes.

Pulse College, Windmill Lane Recording Studios and Griffith College have a strong network of games based companies

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.