Music, Performance, Technology and Theory

Music Performance, Technology and Theory Level 5
Music Performance, Technology and Theory Level 5

Typical Programme Modules

  • Music Theory and Practice 5N1849
  • Music Industry Studies 5N1458
  • Communications 5N0690 or Personal Effectiveness 5N1390
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Music Performance 5N1301
  • Ethnomusicology 5N1443
  • Musicianship 5N4845
  • Music Technology 5N1640 *new

Level 5

Programme Aim:

If you love music, this is the course for you! The course has been redeveloped and now includes a Music Technology module. Packed also with other 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 with the inclusion of the new Music Technology module. The course enables students to follow the practical side of performance, while also providing a strong foundation in Music Theory. This course is also and ideal preparation for 3rd Level courses in Music and careers in the music industry. 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.

Progression/Career Opportunities:

This course is an excellent preparation for the Audition requirements at 3rd Level and careers in the Music industry. It has an excellent track record of graduate progression to Music Courses at 3rd Level, including NUI Maynooth, Dundalk IT, Waterford IT, Dublin IT.

Entry Requirements:

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.