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Festival Management Graduate Wins Prestigious Award

Festival Management

Irish Festival Awards: Best New Festival

We're always delighted to hear of our graduates achieving success in the industry, as so many do. So we were particularly happy to hear that one of the graduates from our Festival Management & Sound Production course had won the prestigious "Best New Festival" award at the Irish Festival Awards for 2016, announced just recently. The festival in question, Lúnasa was in good company, with the likes of Electric Picnic, Longitude & Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival all picking up awards too. Lúnasa is a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of harvest season, taking place in Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth. The festival features family-friendly workshops and activities, camping, forest parties and seven Celtic-inspired stages featuring some music from the fringes and alternative end of things.

Festival Management Course

The Festival Management & Sound Production Course is an ETB backed course aimed at providing jobseekers who have an interest in the music and festival scene, with a practical course leading towards employment in a vibrant and growing industry. Due to the success of the course which has run in Westmeath in recent years, we're delighted to announce that we've been given the opportunity to run the course in Dublin.

The course gives students the skills required to succeed in the festival and event industry, both in Ireland and abroad. Key topics include Music Technology, Desktop Multimedia and Audio Production, Event Production, Music Industry Studies, Team Working, Sound Engineering and Production, Entrepreneurial Skills, and Work Experience.

How to Apply

The next start date of the course is March 20th, so if you want to kickstart your career in the festival industry, now is the time! Check out the course video to see what could be in store for you. Fill out the form below for more info on eligibility and how to apply.

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