If you love music, this is the course for you! Packed with interesting modules which explore the wonderful world of music, this programme is designed to nurture instrumentalists and singers of every level – from the complete novice to the more experienced musician. Students are given the opportunity to avail of the college recording studio and even publish their own compositions. The course enables students to follow the practical side of performance, while also providing a strong foundation in Music Theory. This course is an excellent preparation for the Audition requirements at 3rd Level, and is an ideal preparation for the study of music at college. Successful students will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music.
A minimum of 8 modules must be completed for certification made up of mandatory and electives, see opposite list. Choice of modules is decided by CCFE and subject to annual staffing/college resources.
This course can help lead to employment in Radio (such as Radio Presenting, Researcher and Technical Editor), it has an excellent track record of graduate progression to Music Courses at 3rd Level, including NUI Maynooth, Dundalk IT, Waterford IT, Dublin IT.
Graduates of this course have found employment is such settings as Arts Centres, Radio Production and Presentation, Performance, Private Music Tuition.
Any of the following would satisfy entry requirements:
- Leaving Certificate/LCVP or Leaving Cert Applied
- QQI/FETAC Level 4 qualification
- Mature students (age 23+) with relevant experience or ability are also welcome to apply
- Interview – An ear-test is performed at interview, at which candidates will also be asked to sing or play an instrument.
This is a one-year full time course and runs from September to May.