Diploma in Music and Audio Production

Overview

This BIMM Institute Dublin Diploma will serve as a fundamental introduction to Music and Audio Production, providing students with the core knowledge, technical and creative skills required for a range of creative industries. Having completed the course, students will be equipped for entry level employment in areas as diverse as music production, audio engineering, audio for games, broadcast, post-production, corporate audio, pro-audio sales and audio system installation.

The programme will be delivered in the context of the vibrant and diverse BIMM Institute Dublin student community, providing unique opportunities for collaborative student learning, as well as direct connectivity to Industry that will enhance future career prospects.

The facilities at BIMM Institute Dublin have been specifically designed to accommodate a course of this nature, with some of the key features being a state of the art in-house recording studio, and Mac labs that will both feature heavily in your learning experience.

As an integral part of the BIMM Institute Dublin community, Music and Audio Production students will be given the opportunity to assist in the regular recording output of BIMM Institute Dublin performance students, while also gaining ‘real world’ practical experience as stage technicians at auditions and performances in the purpose built Live rooms.

An extensive range of pastoral and career tutorials, masterclasses and industry workshops will also be available, to ensure that students are fully supported in taking the first steps in their Music and Audio career.

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Fees for the Diploma in Music and Audio Production are €2,200.

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Year 1

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

  • Audio Engineering

    The skills needed to capture a great recording are essential to any music producer or creative musician. This module will explore the fundamental principles of multi- track recording techniques covering aspects such as audio quality and microphone technique. Understanding the technical constraints imposed by a recording system can allow students to achieve the maximum results from the system. As part of the assessment programme students will engage in collaborative recording project working with students within the BIMM Community.

  • Mixing

    Students will explore core techniques and standards within the music and creative industries. Mixing, digital audio manipulation and processing will be explored with an emphasis on creativity and originality. Students will develop critical listening skills that are essential to all areas of Music and Audio Production. Technology will be used as a teaching tool with each student having access to an Apple Mac workstation running the latest industry standard hardware and software.

  • Commercial Production and Business Practice

    Enhanced through the production of an e-Portfolio of audio artefacts, this module will explore a range of career pathways available in the music and audio production industry. Throughout the course of the module, students will work with their tutor to build a personalised e-Portfolio relevant to their chosen area of specialism. This e-Portfolio will serve as an invaluable asset to future student employability, showcasing creative practice to employers and industry professionals, while also allowing students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in all modules of the BIMM Institute Dublin Diploma in Music and Audio Production.

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Minimum requirements

The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of one module at Level 5. This is equivalent to one subject at Leaving Cert level. Applicants must be 17 on 1st January in the year of entry. All applicants must also attend an audition to determine their eligibility for the course. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.

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Progression

Graduates can progress directly to a career in the music industry as a Music Producer or Audio Engineer.

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How to apply

All applications can be made directly via the BIMM Admissions Team. To request an application form call +353 1 5133 666. Irish students will be invited to attend an audition and assessment. International applicants who can’t attend an audition and/or assessment will be sent guidelines and an application form for a demo audition/assessment.

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International students

We’re proud to welcome students from all around the world. Our dedicated International Team is on hand to help with applications, visas, accommodation, settling in and much more.

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Course Specification

Mode of attendance:
Part-time
Length of course:
1 year
Awarding Institution:
BIMM Dublin
Teaching Institution:
BIMM Dublin
Language of study:
English
Final award and exit awards:
BIMM Institute Dublin Diploma in Music and Audio Production
Admissions criteria:
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of one module at Level 5. This is equivalent to one subject at Leaving Cert level. Applicants must be 17 on 1st January in the year of entry. All applicants must also attend an audition to determine their eligibility for the course. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.

Making it in music:

Success Stories

Our students prove that talent and hard work are an impressive mix, with many forging a career in the music industry as performers and music industry professionals.

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