Higher National Diploma in Music Production (HND)
This two-year Higher National Degree course gives learners the opportunity to acquire a wide range of skills in Sound Engineering, Music Production and other aspects of the music industry such as running a music business, understanding the science of sound, legal and health issues . Taught by professionals working in the industry, this course will prepare learners for careers in the media, entertainment and music fields. Learners will work with performers and musicians in a purpose built industry standard professional recording studio. Editing, mixing and production take place in a state-of-the-art all iMac digital sound production facility. All workstations are equipped with software including Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Reason.
• Creative Arts Research Skills
• Music in Context
• Music Health and the Law
• Music Notation
• Music Production Analysis
• Principles of Musical Sound
• Sound Creation and Manipulation
• Studio Recording and Engineering
For the last number of years, the Vantastival Festival in Bellurgan, Co. Louth has hosted a DFEi music stage. Learners gained incredible practical experience through running all aspects of the venue from auditions to stage set-up and performance. This feature has never been offered by any other college in Ireland.
While the HND course has a strong practical element, learners are also armed with the academic expertise and qualifications required to gain advanced entry into degree programmes both in Ireland and the UK. Learners who successfully complete the HND will usually require just one more year in a UK university to gain their degree.