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Copy of music technology and performance

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Liam Caffrey

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Music Production
Course Content
Creative Arts Research Skills
Critical Music Listening
Music in Context
Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts
Graduates may gain exemption for year one or year two of ('similar') degree courses in the UK or gain entry to graduate or masters courses in Irish colleges (mature graduates).

Merit profile BTEC HND graduates may gain entry to Media Production Management BA (Hons) degree in BCFE.
Music Production
Specialist units

This programme involves technical operations of modern sound equipment and music technology.
It aims to graduate students with a skill set that allows them to enter a career or follow further academic pursuits within this discipline.
Students work with performers and musicians in the recording studios to produce master tapes and other media.
Other work involves live sound, desktop audio production and developing audio visual content.
Successful students can expect to find employment in the media, entertainment and multi-media industries as sound engineers, editors, midi production programmers and pro-audio sales.
Course Overview
Course Code: PEH

Duration: 2 years

Programme Leader: Liam Caffrey
Course Coordinator - Liam Caffrey
How much does it cost?

First year: €555.00

Second year: €355.00
Interview Grading
1 Interview Preparation
- C.V
- References
- Application form
2 Knowledge of Course
3 Communication Skills
4 Ambition / Interests
5 Relevant Work Experience
6 Portfolio – CD / Media
7 Ability to work in groups
8 Music Hardware Used
9 Music Software Used
10 Knowledge of industry
Composition for Film and TV
Music Studio Production
Music, Health and the Law
Principles of Musical Sound
Sound Creation and Manipulation
Studio Recording and Engineering
Public Performance Technology

Entry Requirements
ualifications and
The BTEC HND is comparable to level 6 of the Irish framework
- The National Framework of
Qualifications (NFQ)
Higher National Diploma
Music Production

Edexcel (BTEC QCF Level 5)
Music Production
Course Overview
Mandatory core units – all units must be taken:
Audio Post Production
Computer Music Composition and Production
Computer Music Systems
Live Sound for Small Venues
The Music Business in the 21st Century
Music Production
Specialist units
Leaving certificate with a minimum of two HC3s/OAs and three passes at ordinary level.
FETAC level 5 Award with a Merit profile.
BTEC National Diploma with a Merit profile.
Mature Student with experience in music technology.
Any relevant or non-relevant work references
Students must bring to interview - CD or other media as evidence of self produced recordings (2 pieces of work).
Recordings will not be returned so please submit copies.
Please label clearly all media with your name and index of all material submitted

Interview Requirements:
Each applicant must bring:
Any relevant or non-relevant work references
CD or other media as evidence of self produced recordings.
Recordings will not be returned please submit copies.
Please clearly label all media with your name and index of all submitted material.
Interviews usually last 10-15 minutes...

Room 205
24 individual MIDI workstations
Steinberg Cubase
Sony Vegas A/V
Propellorheads Reason 7

Rooms 209-213
8 Individual MIDI workstations
Steinberg Cubase
Sony Vegas A/V
Propellorheads Reason 7
Ableton Love
Logic Pro
Arts Block Analogue Studio
3 Large Rooms (2 live)
Large selection of microphones

Mobile 2kW PA System
Media Building
Arts Block
D&R Orion Studio 7 Recording Console
Otari Radar System
Pro-tools Studio
Pro-tools HD 24 channel System
Control 24
Multi-Purpose Hall
Midas Console
Large range of microphones
Beyer Dynamic
Media Building
Main Building
Electronics resources and field record
Audio editing exercises
Midi music composition
Sound design assignments
Acoustics assignments
Music business assignments
Production assignments
Collaborative Projects
Recording projects with music performance students
Providing sound support for the
Animation & Games departments
Location projects - in-house live
sound events
Providing sound support for the
A/V departments.
Sample Learning Topics

Any Questions?
Facilities and Resources
Pro-tools HD
Midas Heritage Console
Room 4 Digital Studio
3 Acoustically Treated Rooms
27" Apple iMac with SSD drive
Mackie ONYX 1640i
Logic Pro X
Avid Protools 11
Reason 7
Mackie Control
Nord Stage Piano
Oxford Sonnox Plugins
Roland V-Drums
Akai Sampler
Technics Turntables
Room 4
Digital Studio
MIDI Booths
Where are they now??
Self Employed Sound Engineer/Sound Designer/Studio Owner
Abbey Theatre Sound Technician
On-location Sound for TV & Film
Masters in Music Technology - Dundalk
Masters in Music & Media Technology - Trinity
Masters in Audio Technology - London College of Music
Masters in Music Technology - Limerick
Digital Media Engineering - DCU
Fulltime/Parttime Musicians
Radio - Dublins Near FM
Freelance FOH sound engineers Whelans/Village/Mercantile
Graphic and motion graphic design, audio engineering and video editing
Event Management
Masters in Sonic Arts - Queens University
PhD in Queens
PhD in Music Technology - Maynooth
Stage Riggers
FOH Sound Engineer - Andrews Lane Theatre
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