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Description: Griffith College is Ireland’s largest independent third level institution. Situated on a seven-acre campus within a mile of St. Stephen’s Green on Dublin’s South Circular Road, it enjoys a strong national and a growing international reputation for student success. The College has gained an enviable reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material.
Contact: International Office: Tel: +353 1 415 04 00, Fax: +353 1 473 00 45
Address: Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland  Find us on the map
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Email: admissions@gcd.ie

Diploma in Sound and Music Technology


 Course Duration
Full-Time 1 year
Part-Time 1 year

About the course
This course has been designed to give students a fundamental knowledge of all aspects of music and sound technology, while providing the encouragement and scope for students to delve deeper into areas of interest. Tuition consist of a combination of theory based classes and practical tutorials which take place in our purpose built state of the art studio and dedicated media production suite running industry standard music technology soft-ware. Students have access to these facilities outside of class time and are expected to work in groups and independently to complete their assignments.

The field of music technology is constantly evolving and in order to provide the required skill sets for this adaptive industry, city and guilds have revised there previous course. Griffith College is one of the first institutions in Ireland to deliver this newly updated qualifica-tion.

Griffith college has an impressive media faculty with successful courses in Journalism, TV/Video and Photography. Our students are encouraged to participate within the faculty by assisting with the colleges radio station, Giff FM, and recording and mastering audio for the TV and Video students films.

Recording Portfolio
Students will have to produce a portfolio of recordings from several different genres of mu-sic including classical, traditional, rock, pop and dance. Each student will source musicians, organise sessions, record, mix and master several tracks. Critical feedback will be given on each stage which will help students make informed production decisions.

Careers
Despite the highly competitive nature of the industry, recent trends have shown strong po-tential for recording professionals in music studios, post production houses, radio stations, internet publishing houses, computer games manufacturers, retail sales and hire-services, education, film production and performance. No prior knowledge of music is required to successfully gain entry into this course.

Course Content
Semester 1

  • Studio routing and wiring for the music and sound industries
  • Mixing and recording consoles Microphone and direct injects (DI) techniques
  • Equalisation for music and sound industries
  • Dynamics and effects equipment for music and sound industries
  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface

Semester 2

  • Employment opportunities, roles and responsibilities in the music sectors
  • Sampling and synthesis technology for music and sound industries
  • Audio analysis for sound engineers
  • Composing with MIDI-based music technology
  • Web-based sound and music technology
  • Studio sound synchronisation (film clips)
  • Recording portfolio
Address Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
Category Music & Entertainment / Music Technology
Duration 1 year
Time of day Full time
Type Undergraduate
Entry requirements No prior knowledge of music is required to successfully gain entry into this course
Career path recording professionals in music studios, post production houses, radio stations, internet publishing houses, computer games manufacturers, retail sales and hire-services, education, film production and performance
Contact Phone +353 1 415 0400
Contact email admissions@gcd.ie
Url http://www.griffith.ie/faculties/journalism-media/courses/diploma-sound-and-music-technology


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