- Code: MF
- Certification: BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sound Engineering (603/1233/6)
- Duration: One Year
This course is designed for students new to the subject, those coming back into education after a break, or those lucky enough to find they finally have the time to pursue their passion for music. The course is practical with a focus on hands on experience supported by coaching and guidance from industry experts. Key areas include recording, mixing, mastering, editing and processing using state of the art analogue mixing desks and outboard with industry standard digital software (Pro-Tools/Ableton).
- Programme of Study
• Live Sound
• Backline Technical Management
• Music Production Techniques
• Marketing & Promotion in the Music Industry
• Listening Skills for Music Technologists
• Acoustics for Musicians
Components subject to change
- Entry Requirements
- Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/ H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
- Full QQI Level 4
- Leaving Cert Applied
- Mature applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Places are offered following successful interview.
- Career Opportunities
- Sound Engineering
- Post Sound for TV & Film
- Event Production
- Live Sound
- Higher Education Progression*
Music Production HND Diploma BTEC QQI Level 6+
Music Performance HND Diploma BTEC QQI Level 6+
- Pulse College:
BA (Hons.) Degree in Music Production
Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes
at Institutes of Technology and Universities.
- Course Co-Ordinator
- Where are they now?
Meet BIFE students who have graduated from this course...
“The Sound Recording & Music Technology course definitely helped me to get where I am today. As a Post Production Sound Engineer, I'm now mixing TV programmes and video packages for one of Ireland's main television broadcasters. It's my ideal job. While I had a little background in audio before going to BIFE, what I learned there was invaluable in cementing my knowledge and adding to it - as well as insuring that I felt confident that I knew my stuff. However, having prior knowledge of a subject isn't really necessary as the tutors and staff at BIFE are great at helping out anyone who wants to learn. All it requires is a bit of dedication." - Patrick Doyle