Creative Music Production


3/4 Years


Eligible for 'free fees' (see below)


September 2019



BA/BA(Hons) (awarding institution - IADT)

Exit Awards:

Students can exit the programme after 3 years with a BA. Students are awarded a BA(Hons) after successful completion of a fourth year.


Several options exist for further study, including a number of options at Masters level.


This ‘free fees’ eligible course is offered by STC and IADT. The course is taught in the commercial music industry environment, and focuses on giving students the tools needed to succeed in the music and new media industries, offering a huge variety of career opportunities in this growing area. Through Sound Training Productions, students have access to professional facilities and mentoring.

Key themes include:

  • Sound Engineering
  • Audio Production
  • Critical Listening
  • Creative Audio Programming
  • Music Theory
  • Acoustics & Psychoacoustics
  • Industry Practice

Content is complemented by a vast array of seminars from industry professionals, all contributing to the creative and technical development of the student.

Entry Criteria:

Applications for this course are processed through the CAO system. For more information visit the IADT website, contact admissions at IADT or come to one of our Open Days. The CAO code for the course is DL838.

Advanced Entry:

Students completing the STC Diploma course (or equivalent) are eligible to apply for advanced entry into second year. Details on advanced entry can be found here .


The course is eligible for 'free fees' and third level grants, see the IADT prospectus and for details.

There is a €200 yearly class materials fee.

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