Full Time Courses

Sound Engineering and Music Production


2 Academic Years


EU Fees : €5,795 per annum

International students please see details here.


September 2018



QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate


Graduates can apply for progression onto advanced years of our degree programme; a number of STC graduates have successfully progressed to further academic qualifications in this manner.


Delivered in collaboration with our partners in Dublin Business School, Our Sound Engineering and Music Production course is focused on providing students with the essential knowledge, industry experience, contacts and opportunities required to succeed in the music industry. This includes Sound Training Productions, a recording and production company led by graduates and students, which offers unrivalled, unique opportunities and links with key contacts in the music industry.

Key themes include:

  • Studio and Recording Techniques
  • Music Technology and Digital audio workstations
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Client based Music Production
  • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
  • Pre-production, Artist Development and all aspects of Client Work
  • Composition
  • Music Business
  • Project Management
  • Practical Electronics

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

Students can look forward to abundant access to studio facilities, both in class time and on project work, as well as real world project experience, examples of which can be seen on our Sound Training Productions website. Software used on the course includes Pro Tools, Logic and Ableton.

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 the Sound Engineering and Music Production course.

Aims and Objectives:

The aims of the Sound Engineering and Music Production course:

  • To provide students with the knowledge and tools to succeed in the music industry
  • To facilitate unique opportunities and help students to build links with key contacts in the music industry
  • Provide learners with a practical learning environment where theory and knowledge are used in context
  • Develop learners’ understanding of the fundamentals of critical listening, psycho-acoustics and the physics of sound, and the role that this plays in the production process
  • Develop learners understanding of the role of the studio, engineer, producer, and preparatory works (pre-production), when working with a client and other creatives
  • Develop learners practical and technical skills, working with industry standard hardware and software
  • Develop learners understanding of the compositional process, and the role of composer, and composition in production, with a focus on electronic music
  • Develop learners’ soft and transferrable skills, preparing learners to work effectively and collaboratively with others
  • Develop learners’ understanding and application of business concepts, project management and marketing in music production

Our reputation in the industry means we have great success in identifying employment opportunities for our graduates.


*This course is subject to validation

Entry Criteria:

Please apply for entry through the DBS website.

Advanced Entry:

Applicants with suitable experience may be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the Sound Engineering & Music Production programme. Contact us for more details.


Please view the Fees tab on the DBS website.

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