Music Production

Bray Institute of Further Education


Course Name Music Production
Course Provider Bray Institute of Further Education
Alternative Provider(s) Kildare & Wicklow ETB
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Course Code MJ MH
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
BTEC Higher National Diploma at UK Level 5  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Pearson None
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Bray
Course Content

Expand+BIFE Sound fuses art and science to ensure students become fluent in the language and culture of music technology. An advanced program developed for those who want to hone and refine their skills. We focus on getting you ready to enter the competitiv...

Qualification Letters BTEC Dip
Duration 2 Years
Comment Certification:
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Music Production Level 6+ equivalence on NFQ (500/8256/5)
Alternative Entry

Expand+International Applicants
The Institute welcomes applications from International Learners. Non EA applicants (applicants outside the European Area, i.e. outside EU & Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) must comply with Irish immigration requirements. Su...

Course Fee

Courses at Bray Institute of Further Education are funded largely by the European Social Fund. Tuition costs are covered for Irish or EU citizens undertaking PLC courses. However all learners are required to pay the following:

• An Acceptanc...

Financial Support

Expand+Maintenance Grant
Learners on full-time approved courses at the Institute are entitled to apply for Maintenance Grants from The Department of Education. The Grant is means tested. Learners should apply to SUSI, the online grant application system, t...

Interview Yes
Portfolio For a successful interview it is recommended that students bring in evidence of prior experience in sound recording/music production.
Application Date

Expand+From January 2017 and up to September 2017

Enrolment Procedure

Step 1:
Applicants must apply online at

Step 2:
Applicant will be invited to attend for interview at the Institute. Applicants will be selected on suitability and ...

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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Course commences in September 2017.
Application Fee €25 is paid when applying for a course. This money is non refundable.
Subjects Taught HNC – YEAR ONE
• Creative Arts Research Skills
• Music in Context
• Notation
• Audio Electronics
• Live Sound for Small Venues
• Music Technology
• Computer Music Composition & Production
• Studio Recording & Engineering

HND – Year Two
• Preparation Process & Production
• Audio Post Production
• Performance Technology
• Music Production Analysis
• Music Studio Production
• Music Electronics
• Aural Perception
• Public Performance Technology

Components subject to change
Mature Entry Places Mature students are welcome to apply
Entry Requirements • Leaving Certificate with two honours
• Full QQI Level 5 Award with relevant experience
• City & Guilds Diploma in Sound Engineering (7603) with a merit profile
• BTEC Diploma in Music Technology with a merit profile
• Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following successful interview. For a successful interview it is recommended that students bring in evidence of prior experience in sound recording/music production.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
• Studio Engineer
• Location Sound
• Interactive Media
• Post Sound for TV & Film
• Production/Recording Artist
• Live Sound Engineer
• Gaming Audio

Higher Education Progression*
• Queens University Belfast:
BSc in Mu...

Further Enquiries Bray Institute of Further Education,
Tel: 01 282 9668