Foundation Diploma in Music and Audio Production
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* this course at this site location is not currently avaialble international students that require sponsorship of a Student Route Visa (correct as of time of publication)
If you’re a producer striving to reach your full potential, but can’t commit to a full-time program, then the Diploma in Music and Audio Production can help turn your passion for music into a career.
This course is available at BIMM Music Institute Dublin (Ireland), but currently not to international students that require sponsorship of a Student Route Visa.
This BIMM Music Institute Dublin Diploma will serve as a fundamental introduction to Music and Audio Production, providing students with the core knowledge, and technical and creative skills required for a range of creative industries.
Having completed the course, students will be equipped for entry-level employment in areas as diverse as music production, audio engineering, audio for games, broadcast, post-production, corporate audio, pro-audio sales, and audio system installation.
The program will be delivered in the context of the vibrant and diverse BIMM Music Institute Dublin student community. This provides unique opportunities for collaborative student learning. You will also have direct connectivity to the Industry to enhance future career prospects.
The facilities at BIMM Music Institute Dublin have been specifically designed to accommodate a course of this nature, with some of the key features being a state-of-the-art in-house recording studio and Mac labs that will both feature heavily in your learning experience.
As an integral part of the BIMM Music Institute Dublin community, Music and Audio Production students will be allowed to assist in the regular recording output of BIMM Institute Dublin performance students. You’ll also gain ‘real world’ practical experience as stage technicians at auditions and performances in the purpose-built Live rooms.
An extensive range of pastoral and career tutorials, Masterclasses, and industry workshops will also be available. These ensure that students are fully supported in taking the first steps in their Music and Audio career.
The course is fully validated by BIMM University and successful completion will gain you 60 CATS credits at Level 4 in the National Framework of Qualifications for England & Northern Ireland. This is the equivalent of 30 ECTS credits at Level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
It’s a great gateway to taking your first steps in a music industry career.
- Mode of Attendance: Part-time
- Length of course: 1 year
- Awarding institution: BIMM University
- Campus delivery: Dublin
- Language of study: English
- Final award and exit awards: 60 CATS Credits (Equivalent to 30 ECTS Credits)
- Admissions Criteria: Successful completion of one module at Level 5. This is equivalent to one O6 (formerly one Ordinary Level D3) in any subject at Leaving Cert.
Scholarships and Funding
Early Confirmation Discount
An early confirmation discount for study in the UK of £2,000 or €2,000 for study in Germany or Ireland for each year of study is available to all international students ineligible for home (domestic) fees who have an offer to study with us at any of our campuses in the UK, Germany or Ireland.
To be eligible for the Early Confirmation Discount, you must:
- Be an overseas applicant ineligible for home (domestic) fees
- Apply and receive an offer to study a BIMM University course
- Accept your offer
- Pay your deposit, if applicable, by the deadline of 15th June 2024
- The scholarship will automatically be deducted from your fees when you enroll.
This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer, or scholarship.
Future Talent Scholarship
Launching for September 2024 entry, the new Future Talent Scholarships provide a full 3-year tuition fee for undergraduate students studying courses in music, film, acting, or creative technology. These scholarships are aimed at candidates from low-income households and/or groups under-represented in the creative industries. We are looking to support those who demonstrate talent in their chosen discipline, strong creative potential, and a high motivation for a career in the creative industries.
The scholarship offers financial support, a supportive training environment, and a skills and career development program designed to support progression to future careers in the creative industries.
Module names and structure may be subject to change.
- Audio Engineering
- Audio Essentials
- Sound Production
Program Tuition Fee
Graduates can progress directly to a career in the music industry as a Music Producer or Audio Engineer.