Further Education

Festival Management and Sound Production – Midlands

DURATION:

1 Year Full Time

FEES:

This course is free. Eligible Jobseekers retain payments for the duration of the course.

START DATE:

Start Date: 9/1/2023

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LOCATION:

Dual locations between Athlone IT & Sound Training College Dublin.

ACCREDITATION:

Academic:

ILM Certificate in Festival Management
QQI level 5 in Sound Engineering
QQI level 5 in Event Production

Experience:

Work placements at some of Ireland’s top festivals and events

Progression:

Further study options exist, however this programme has a high rate of Graduate progression to directly relevant employment.

AIM:
The aim of this course is to provide trainees with the skills required to succeed in the festival and event industry. The course addresses the growing requirement for trained professionals in this expanding sector. The course also aims to ultimately contribute a number of indigenous festivals and events, as well as the companies and professionals required to service all aspects of them.

Key themes include:

  • The Festival and Music Business
  • Communications For Festival Management & Sound Production
  • Studio and Live Sound Engineering
  • Event Management For Festival Management And Sound Production
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Music Production
  • Work Experience

Entry Criteria:

Education: Leaving Certificate Standard required, with proficiency in maths. Third level education is desirable (though not essential).

Aptitude: Learners must be motivated to learn, be computer literate, with good basic standard of English and Maths. Learners must be able to do research and be willing to undertake projects and assignments.

Previous experience within the event industry is desirable though not essential. This course requires a good level of English both oral and written with basic computer skills. Entry is then determined by eligibility and interview.

Finance:

This course is run in collaboration with LWETB.

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