BA (with Honors) in Audio Production and Music Project Management

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 3 years

  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Rate: From 9,850 / year

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Our Music Project Management and Audio Production course offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in the field through professional, industry-based projects. While working on these real-world projects, students are involved in both advanced audio production and music project management, greatly expanding employability. These projects are an integral part of Sound Training Productions – a recording and production company (led by graduates and students) that offers unique and unrivaled opportunities and links to key contacts in the music industry.

The specific objectives of the program are:

  • Develop students’ technical knowledge of the principles and practice of audio production, along with the creative, innovative and business skills required in the audio industries.
  • Cultivate students’ advanced technical and creative skills for audio recording and production.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the application of existing and emerging creative technologies and practices within the music industry to design and deliver creative products and services.
  • Develop students’ interpersonal and social skills to enable effective communication with colleagues from different technical, creative and business fields.
  • Develop students’ understanding and application of business concepts, project management, and marketing in audio production. </ li>
  • Develop responsible skills for project planning and management along with some responsibility to lead and develop others.
  • Facilitate the development of applied skills by the student that are directly complementary and relevant to both the workplace and a production environment.
  • Identify and develop autonomous learning skills for the student.
  • Provide students with academic skills to engage in experimentation, critical analysis, and self-study.

Career options

Graduates of audio production and music project management will be able to follow a career as producers, engineers of studio, live sound engineers, sound designers, production assistants, composers, and studio directors.

Graduates can also diversify into career opportunities in other areas, such as radio production, promotion and advertising, music journalism, or the video game industry.

Program structure

Students can expect abundant access to studio facilities, both in class time and project work, as well as real-world project experience, examples of which can be viewed on our website. The software used in the course includes Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton. Check out our facilities for studio hardware and equipment. For more information or to arrange a tour of the facilities, go to their contact page at

Enrolled students will receive access to Sound Training Online resources.

Key topics include:

  • Studio and recording techniques
  • Music technology and digital audio workstations
  • Live sound production and reinforcement
  • Electronic music production
  • Client-based mixed media audio production
  • Acoustics and psychoacoustics
  • Pre-production, artistic development and all aspects of the client’s work
  • Composition
  • Project management
  • Event operations
  • Digital Marketing and Marketing Essentials

The content is complemented by a wide range of seminars by industry professionals, all contributing to the creative and technical development of the student.

* The availability of the module may change from year to year

Admission requirements

  • S according to the new scale of common points for the certificate of Completion of 2019, applicants must earn a minimum of 2H5 and 4 O6 / H7, including one language. Subjects must include math, Irish or other language, and English.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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