Course Description

Sound Engineering/Sound Production - Level 6

This new one-year Level 6 course gives students the opportunity to further develop and enhance their skills in music and sound production. It is an ideal add-on for our Level 5 students. Taught by professionals working in the industry, this course will prepare students for both further academic progression, and careers in the media, entertainment and music fields. Students 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 Logic Pro.

Course Modules

  • Sound Engineering and Music Technology
  • Studio and Location Sound Production
  • Media Ethics and Legal Framework
  • Media Industry Awareness
  • Multimedia Sound
  • Communications
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Arts Event Management

Special Features

This is a highly practical course and students will get hands-on experience of a wide range of industry-specific skills including: studio recording; location sound recording; electronic music composition and production; audio post-production for film and tv; organising and running live events; and podcast production.

Additional Information


Assessment techniques will be used to assess the knowledge and skills that students will have achieved on successful completion of modules:

  • Student Record
  • Portfolio/Collection of Work
  • Assignments
  • Examinations – Written or Practical
  • Project

A full major award is granted on passing the relevant eight components.  On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a pass, a merit or a distinction grade. See for more details

CollegeDun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeCo. Dublin
Course CategorySound Engineering, Performing Arts
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 6 Higher Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsLevel 6 QQI Award Media Production (6M5130)
Course Start Date19th September 2022
Course Duration1 year
Course TimeThis is a Full-time one year course, which runs from September to May.
Course FeePOA
Entry Requirements• Relevant QQI Level 5 Award such as Sound Production 5M2149 • For Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) - appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Carear PathMost graduates will opt to advance to further studies, while others will be able to progress to work in recording studios, live sound, conference services, broadcasters, film and TV companies and web content related employment.
Phone(01) 280 9676
Course Code6M5130
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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute

17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
17 Cumberland Street
Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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