Studio and Live Sound Production 5M2149
This course provides learners with the technical skills required to get ahead in the professional sound production industry. Throughout the year students participate in applied learning projects, where they explore the various roles associated with the modern audio engineer. These include traditional Studio Recording, Radio Production, Live Sound Engineering and Electronic Music Production. In addition, learners will also be introduced to Digital Movie Processing and Audio Post Production Workflows.
Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.
Mature Applicants Welcome
Sound Engineering & Production 5N1900
Music Technology 5N1640
Desktop Multimedia Audio Production 5N2148
Radio Programme Production 5N1379
Audio Engineering 5N1564
Digital Movie Processing 5N1605
Work Experience 5N1356
Learners may also have the opportunity to study from Maths as an extra module.
This award is achieved by working on practical projects using Industry Standard Software, such as Reaper, Pro Tools, Adobe Premiere and a selection of third-party Plugins. Learners are expected to have a reasonable computer and will be guided through the process of preparing to work with the required hardware and software. Throughout the year students are assigned projects and must also prove their competence in several skills demonstrations involving microphones, interfaces, cables, mixers and monitors. At the end of the year there are theory exams in certain subjects.
This course Leads to an industry recognised QQI Certificate in Sound Production (5M2149)
Learners who successfully complete this course can progress to a wide range of University and Institute of Technology courses using the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.
Limerick Institute of Technology – LC270 – Music Technology and Production
Athlone Institute of Technology – AL605 – Music and Instrument Technology
Athlone Institute of Technology – AL718 – Music and Sound Engineering
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology – GA776 – Computing and Digital Media
Limerick Institute of Technology – LC276 – Creative Broadcast and Film Production
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology – GA281 – Film & Documentary
National University of Ireland Maynooth – MH101 – Bachelor of Arts
National University of Ireland Maynooth – MH109 – Media Studies
Tralee Institute of Technology – TL TL702 – TV, Radio and New Media
Tralee Institute of Technology – TL711 – Computing with Games Development
Dundalk Institute of Technology – DK865 – Audio and Music Production
Institute of Art, Design & Technology IADT – DL838 - BA Creative Music Production
National University of Ireland Galway – GY130 – Arts (Music)
Technical University Dublin – TU982 – Media Production and Digital Arts
Note: Always check with CAO lookup tool the check for additional requirements.
Graduates of this program are ready to start building a career in Sound Production as Recording Engineers, Mix Engineers, Music Producers, Remixers, Radio Producers, Managers, Composers, Editors and Sound Designers.
Student Services Fee: €175
DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
QQI Certification Fee: €50
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.
“I enjoyed Music Technology because I really enjoy making music.” Dara, Sound Production 2021
“I loved scoring the movie clip and the sound design project. I also really enjoyed learning about different mixing techniques.” Ryan, Sound Production 2021
“I really enjoyed learning how to use Reaper from the ground up, and the knowledge of general DAW practices will be invaluable in the future.”
Dave, Sound Production 2021
“Work Experience was brilliant, I found myself really suited to Radio.” Iarla, Sound Production 2021
“The most enjoyable aspect for me was completing the assignments, getting feedback and having that feeling of accomplishment after creating something more complex than I ever thought I could.” Christina, Sound Production 2021
“I loved everything about this course, for the cost this course was absolutely amazing. There wasn't a single part that I didn't thoroughly enjoy.” Ian, Sound Production 2021