Soundtracks & Sound Design

(Level 5)


QQI Sound Production Level 5, Code 5M2149


‘There’s nothing more important than being video literate in a world dominated by screens’ Michael Rosenblum, Guardian Media Academy…and one thing all these videos will need is a soundtrack.

This course not only teaches and develops the particular skills of writing bespoke music for film and video but also outlines a clear career path in the Irish and international film music arena through the demystification of the music publishing world, the teaching of the practical skills of music administration (such as creating a synch licence for film) and in the dissemination of a general understanding of the film making process and its requirements for sound.

The student will leave the course with a comprehensive on-line portfolio and a distinct awareness of the areas in which to promote this. 


Code Title
5N1900 Sound Engineering
5N1640 Music Technology
5N1458 Music Industry Studies
5N1900 Sound Engineering and Production
5N1301 Music Performance
5N1443 Ethnomusicology
5N0690 Communications
5N1365 Work Experience


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Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €200
QQI Fee €50
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €700

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Entry Requirements

• In general, applicants should hold a Leaving Certificate, LCA or

QQI Level 4 qualification. For mature applicants, appropriate

experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

• All applicants will be required to attend an interview

• An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the

minimum entry requirements set out and attended for interview


One year full time.

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

Education Progression Opportunities

Progression to L6 of the Advanced Film Course in St Johns which has a further comprehensive sound component as well as film production elements. You will also be eligible to apply for The BA (Arts-Music) at UCC, the modern music course at BIMM, Dublin and TCD offers music degrees within its art faculty.


We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.


Career Opportunities

After completing the course you will be in a strong position to start marketing your compositions and compositional skills to; production music libraries (world wide), independent media production houses (world wide) and state broadcasters such as RTÉ and the BBC.