Level 3 Diploma in Sound & Music Technology

There is continuous growth and development in the music industry globally. This requires a corresponding increase in number of competent, knowledgeable and qualified people to operate in creative sound and music related operations in a wide range of settings. There is real and increasing demand for trained personnel with certification in the sound and music industry

This Diploma is designed to provide a broad understanding and application of sound and music to equip learners who are keen to take up employment in the music sector. Those who are already working in the sound and music sector can also benefit from enhanced knowledge and skills in addition to having a recognized qualification

Overall Programme Outcome

On completion of the programme learners will be able to:
  • Develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for effective and successful performance in the sound and music industry.
  • Engage in learning that is relevant to them and that will give them opportunities to:
    • Develop the required body of knowledge and skills needed for the sound and music industry where they can gain employment
    • Progress on to a higher level qualification or vocationally related programme

Assessments

Assessments for the Diploma is based wholly on course work, assignments and work based reports

Entry Requirements

An applicant may be admitted on the basis of evidence to suggest that he/she will be able to fulfill and benefit from the objectives of the programme and achieve the standard required for the award

Programme Structure

  • Unit 1 – Sound Theory [6 Credit]
  • Unit 2 - Studio Evolution & Signal Flow [6 Credits]
  • Unit 3 -Equalization and Dynamics and Effects for Sound and Music Industries [6 Credits]
  • Unit 4 -Microphones and direct inject (DI) techniques [6 Credits]
  • Unit 5- Introduction to Digital Audio [6 Credits]
  • Unit 6 – Mixing and Recording Consoles [6 Credits]
  • Unit 7 – Introduction to Studio Designing and Monitoring [6 Credits]
  • Unit 8 – Composition Skills [6 Credits]
  • Unit 9 – Mixing and Mastering [6 Credits]
  • Unit 10 -Soldering and Wiring for Music and Sound Industries [6 Credits]
  • Unit 11 – Market Research and Client Handling [6 Credits]
  • Unit 12 -Employment opportunities, roles and responsibilities in music and sound industries [6 Credits]

Level 4 Extended Diploma in Sound Engineering

The continual growth and development of the music industry on a global scale requires an accompanying increase in the supply of competent knowledge workers to operate creative sound and music related operations in a wide range of settings. This has led to an increasing demand for trained personnel with certification for the sound and music industry

Overall Programme Outcome

On completion of the programme learners will be able to:
  • Develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for effective and successful performance in the sound and music industry.
  • Engage in learning that is relevant to them and that will give them opportunities to:
    • Develop the required body of knowledge and skills needed for the sound and music industry where they can gain employment
    • Progress on to a higher level qualification or vocationally related programme

Assessments

Assessments for the Diploma is based wholly on course work, assignments and work based reports

Entry Requirements

An applicant may be admitted on the basis of evidence to suggest that he/she will be able to fulfill and benefit from the objectives of the programme and achieve the standard required for the award

Programme Structure

  • Music Business, Ethics, Royalties & Copyright Law
  • Multi track recording and mixing
  • Audio mix automation and control surfaces
  • Tape and tape-less editing
  • Composition skills for music and sound industries
  • Surround sound film audio
  • Sound studio facility design
  • Advanced Mixing & Mastering Techniques
  • Advanced Audio Electronics
  • Live Sound Engineering 01