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BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology

Griffith College, Ireland


Next enrollment cycle

September 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,280

Course Accredited By


  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship

Campus: Dublin Main Campus. 

Learn the skills required to succeed as a modern day Audio Professional with this unique, industry-focused programme. 


Our Audio and Music Technology course is run in partnership with Pulse College and aims to train students in key industry disciplines including recording studios, live venue’s, TV, post-production, and live performance

  • Our partnered BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology is available on a full-time basis over a three-year period and taught on campus at Pulse College. The course will introduce you to how to record and produce music both in the home studio and in large recording studios where you will learn about live sound from both a performance and technical perspective. Our students will also be trained in the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios and will be required to put on live shows and performances throughout the duration of the course.
  • Taught by passionate industry professionals to an international industry standard
  • Students will have access to state of the art facilities
  • Guest lectures from industry professionals
  • Use of industry relevant software applications including Apple Logic Pro Certified Centre and Avid Pro Tools Centre
  • 24-hour studio access

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

  • We expect all applicants to have a proven interest in audio and/or music technology, and to display some interest in related creative media arts. Knowledge of the basic use of computers (either Mac or PC) and music/audio software will be helpful, but not essential before starting the course. It is a definite advantage to demonstrate your passion for audio, i.e. playing in a band, DJ-ing, recording or making music at home. A willingness to explore new ideas is important alongside a positive attitude this creative field of study.
  • Irish Citizen Under 23 Years of Age

Entry onto our Programme is based upon a course interview and achieving a minimum of:

  • 2x H5s (H5 = 50 – 60% in a Leaving Certificate Higher Level subject)
  • Minimum of 4x O6/H7s (O6 = 40 – 55% in a Leaving Certificate Ordinary Subject / H7 = 30-40% in a Leaving Certificate Higher Level subject)
  • To include a minimum O6 or higher in Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics and either Irish or English
  • FETAC Level 6 / HETAC Level 7 in Music/Media or similar
  • a Minimum of 2 Grade C A Levels as well as 4 subjects from either A levels (Grades A-E) or GCSE (Grades A,B or C). Or NVQ Level 3 in Music/Media or similar.

Additionally, we expect applicants to conform to a number of the following criteria:

  • Basic knowledge of computers (Mac/PC, and audio software): helpful but not essential
  • The ability to devise original work across a variety of media
  • FETAC Level 6 / HETAC Level 7 in Music/Media or similar
  • 3 GCE A Level, NVQ Level 3 in Music/Media or similar
  • Extra-curricular activity, such as band performance, DJ-ing, community arts, visual or performing arts
  • Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience will also be considered.

Stage 1

  • Music Technology 1
  • Applications Technology 1
  • Recording Studio Principles
  • Music for Producers 1
  • Live Music and Performance Technology 1
  • Computer Basics for Audio Visual Workstations
  • Sound Reinforcement
  • Sound Design and Foley FX1

Stage 2

  • Music Technology 2
  • Applications Technology 2
  • Music for Producers 2
  • Recording and Mixing 1
  • Live Music and Performance Technology 2
  • Research and Presentation
  • Sound Reinforcement 2
  • Sound Design and Creative Processing
  • Client Project 1
  • Online Portfolio

Stage 3

  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Professional Practice
  • Studio Design and Setup
  • Recording and Mixing 2
  • Audio Post Production techniques
  • Sound Design for Games
  • Client Project 2
  • Dissertation by Practice

General Fee Information

  •  A 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only. 

Study Mode: Full-Time

  •  Dublin 
  • EUR 8,615.00

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