Course Description

Higher National Diploma in Music Production (HND)

This two year Higher National Diploma course gives learners the opportunity to acquire a wide range of skills in Sound Engineering, Music Production and other aspects of the music industry such as running a music business, understanding the science of sound, legal and health issues. Taught by professionals working in the industry, this course will prepare learners for careers in the media, entertainment and music fields. Learners will work with performers and musicians in a purpose built industry standard professional recording studio. Editing, mixing and production take place in a state-of-the-art all iMac digital sound production facility. All workstations are equipped with software including Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Reason.

Area of Study  (Year 1)                                                                  Areas of Study (Year 2)

  • The Music Industry                                                                       Creative Research Project
  • Marketing and Promotion for Musicians                                  Advanced Music Production
  • Professional Development                                                            Advanced Sound Engineering
  • Applied Sound Principles                                                              Advanced Composing using Technology
  • Recording Technology                                                                    Music and Brands
  • Creative Software Techniques                                                       Artist and Repetoire
  • Applied Music Theory                                                                     Creative Portfolio
  • Performance
CollegeDun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategoryMusic Technology, Performing Arts
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationDiploma
Awarding BodyEdexcel
Awarding Body DetailsHigher National Certificate in Music Production
Course Start Date14th September 2020
Course DurationTwo year full time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsOne of the following: Leaving Certificate (Minimum of H5 in two subjects at Leaving Certificate Higher Level) Full Level 5 QQI Award in Sound Production or equivalent Mature applicants are welcome
Carear PathOpportunities exist throughout the music industry and beyond: TV and radio, live sound, theatre, recording studios, music marketing and management.
Phone(01) 280 9676
Course CodeEdexcel/BTEC Award
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17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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17 Cumberland Street
Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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