Studio and Live Sound Production 5M2149
This course provides learners with the technical skills required to work in Sound Production. Throughout the year students will participate in applied learning projects where they explore various roles associated with the modern audio engineer. These include traditional Studio Recording, Radio production, Live Sound Engineering and Electronic Music Production. In addition to this learners will also be introduced to digital media and computer systems related to sound production.
Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.
Mature Applicants Welcome
Sound Engineering & Production 5N1900
Music Technology 5N1640
Work Experience 5N1356
Desktop Multimedia Audio Production 5N2148
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Audio Engineering 5N1564
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Learners may also have the opportunity to study from Maths as an extra module.
This course is delivered in the GTI sound studios and Computer Music Labs, with class room support for theoretical aspects of the programme. Throughout the year students are assigned projects and must also prove their competence in a number of practical skills demonstrations. At the end of the year there are written exams in certain subjects.
QQI Level 5 Award in Sound Production (5M2149)
Successful completion of this Level 5 Award may lead to entry into the Level 6 Course in Media Production at GTI. Additionally, students who successfully complete this course may entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Schemes.
FOR EXAMPLE: Successful students may be considered for entry to the following courses:
Limerick Institute of Technology - LC270 - Music Technology and Production
Limerick Institute of Technology – LC276 - Video and Sound Technology
NUI Maynooth: MH102 - Music Technology (Requires Maths)
Tralee Institute of Technology – TL 292 – Music Technology
Tralee Institute of Technology – TL 291 - TV Radio and New Media Broadcasting
Athlone Institute of Technology – AL651 - Music and Instrument Technology
Dundalk Institute of Technology – DK768 - Music and Audio Production
NOTE: Please check with CAO, Career Guidance and relevant institute for confirmation. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website.
Graduates of this programme may find employment in the Sound and related Media Industries as Studio Sound Engineers, Live Sound Engineers, Music Producers, Radio Engineers, TV Sound Mixers, Foley Recordists, Movie Sound FX Editors and Sound Designers.
Student Services Fee: €175
DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
QQI Examination Fees: €50
Hard Disk Drive: €90
Sound Text Book: €15
Medical card holders, grant, BTEA & VTOS recipients are exempt from the DES Programme Participation and QQI Examination Fees.
This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.
Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.
GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.
Last year I studied the Level 5 Sound Production course in GTI. I would really recommend it to anyone interested in live sound, recorded sound or radio production. GTI uses top of the range sound equipment, classrooms have Apple Mac computers installed with Ableton and Logic Pro software and there is a radio and music studio available for students use. I studied a range of different modules from Music Technology and Radio Production to Health and Safety and Multimedia Authoring. I also learned how to use software like Final Cut and Photoshop. Last year as part of my Work Experience module, I was involved in GTI Radio where, for two weeks we ran an online radio station. As a result of this, I am now working part-time in Galway Bay FM as a Sound Engineer. Doing the Level 5 also helped me realise that I had an interest in media generally so I am currently a student on the Level 6 Media Production course in GTI. Fiona Daly