Part Time Courses

Sound Engineering and Music Production – Part Time


2 Academic Years, taught over 2 evening sessions and a weekend day session every week.


€3,000 per annum (installment payments available, contact us for details)


September 2018



QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Certificate in Sound Engineering & Music Production

Exit Awards (After Year 1):

Sound Training College Certificate


Successful graduates of this course can apply for advanced entry onto one of our Full Time courses.


Our Part-time Sound Engineering and Music Production programme gives students access to our professional, conveniently located facilities in a learning environment focused on practical skills. Students benefit from all the facilities and staff expertise of our full-time courses, enjoying a more condensed timetable. Typically, one evening per week is spent in studio, and the other in our Production lab. Students also work on several Studio sessions at times that suit them.

We also run a Sound Training Productions, a production Company, offering our current students and graduates a mentoring service, access to professional facilities and referrals for work. Our reputation in the industry means clients constantly contact us to request qualified professionals; we thus have great success in placing our graduates.

Key themes include:

  • Studio Recording Techniques in Commercial Studios
  • Electronic Music Production/Performance
  • Pre-production, Artist Development and all aspects of Client Work
  • Music Technology
  • Composition/Production for Film and Other Media

Delivered in association with Dublin Business School, content is complemented by a vast array of extracurricular seminars from Industry Professionals, all contributing to the creative and technical development of the student.

In the second year of the programme, students specialise in all aspects of Production.

Students can look forward to abundant access to our studio facilities both in class time and on project work and work experience on professional projects, examples of which can be found here.

Software used on the course includes Pro Tools, Logic and Ableton, see our facilities for hardware and studio equipment.

Online Access: Enrolled students will receive free access to Sound Training Online resources. An initial 30 day free trial will also be offered to applicants for this course.

Entry Criteria:

This course requires a good level of English and basic computer skills. Entry is then determined by interview.

Advanced Entry:

Applicants with suitable experience may be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the Programme, contact us for more details.


This is a private course.

Fees include a €1000 annual deposit which secures a place on each year of the programme.

Significant discounts are also available on a wide range of equipment for registered STC students (see our partners page).

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