Our Certificate in Music Production for Games course is run in partnership with Pulse College and Windmill Lane Recording Studios and embraces learners from a variety of musical backgrounds.
The course is fully funded for Springboard+ applicants.
Our Certificate in Music Production for Games is available full-time over a one-year period. The aim of the course is to equip students with a high level of competence in specific skills for the areas of applications technology, games development, sound design, and much more.
Entry onto our programme is based on 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
Springboard Entry Requirements
All applicants are required to present for interview, and are expected to demonstrate the following:
All candidates applying for the CMPG programme are required to have prior music ability, experience and training. This may be evidenced in a variety of forms: recordings of performances, manuscripts of compositions, membership of orchestras/ ensembles, DVDs of music creation for image etc.
Mature applicants can apply directly and will be subject to interview.
Applicants under 23 years of age
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
Apply directly to Griffith College. Those applicable can also apply via Springboard.
To apply fill in the following application form uploading copies of the relevant documentation.
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 6,850.00
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 or abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.
EU Living Abroad: EUR 6,500.00
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 Certificate in Music Production for Games 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.
Graduates of the Certificate in Music Production for Games programme may 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.