Creative Music Production

Institute of Art Design & Technology


Course Name Creative Music Production
Course Provider Institute of Art Design & Technology
Alternative Provider(s) Sound Training College
Course Code DL838
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Art Design and Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dun Laoghaire
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years full-time
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+CAO Points: Combination of Leaving Certificate and Portfolio assessment points

Min Entry Requirements

2 H5 + 4 O6/H7
English: O6/H7
Maths: O6/H7

Foundation Level Maths not accepted

Portfolio Yes

Portfolio Submission Deadline: 20th M...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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For standard applicants, selection is based on points. These are calculated by adding together the points scored in the best six subjects in a single sitting of the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). In the courses ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP is accepted as a sixth Leaving Certificate subject and is counted for points purposes.

LCVP Grade Points

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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IADT is committed to encouraging QQI / FE award holders to progress onto our courses. For details of QQI / FE courses and Higher Education Links, please refer to

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature and Non-standard Applicants
We welcome applications from mature students to all courses. Mature applicants – i.e. those who are 23 years of age or over on the 1st of January in the year of entry to a course – are not required to meet the ...

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Number of Places 45
Course Fee

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An annual Student Contribution (€3,000 in the academic year 2022/23) is payable by all full-time students. This fee, subject to change from year to year, includes an Examination Fee and is payable for each year of study. All s...

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Financial Support Can I avail of any grants?
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Applications must be made through; or Decisions regarding eligibility are made by your grant authority and not by IADT.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023 - Restricted Course

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

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Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content

Expand+A unique opportunity to gain industry contacts and experience in Ireland’s leading studios and performance spaces. Learn from some of the finest industry practitioners in the contemporary music scene.

Creative Music Production is delivered colla...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1 – Common: Music Production Fundamentals | Music Production + Practice | Acoustics of Music | Psychoacoustics of Music | Broadcast | Music Theory Fundamentals | Live Sound + Audio Fundamentals | Faculty Transitional Studie...

Careers or Further Progression Future careers
Graduates continue to lead the worldwide music and new media industries.

Further study
Postgraduate opportunities exist in Ireland and abroad
Further Enquiries Contact
Geoffrey Perrin / Brian Carty
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Points History
Year Points
2022 747 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2021 713 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 754 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)