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Located at Rory Gallagher Corner and the Temple Bar Music Centre (The Button Factory), the Sound Training College has been setting standards in audio education for over 30 years. A variety of full and part time courses to suit all learners are offered in Music Production, Sound Engineering, Live Sound, Lighting and Festival Management.
Sound Engineering and Music Production is a focused programme, designed for learners seeking hands-on learning in their area of interest. All crucial elements of the discipline are covered in an accelerated learning environment. Students are provided with the essential knowledge, real-world industry experience and opportunities required to succeed in the music industry. This includes Sound Training Productions, a recording and production company led by graduates and students. This programme is delivered in collaboration with our partners Sound Training College.
Key themes include:
Studio and Recording Techniques
Digital Audio Workstations
Electronic Music Production
Client based Music Production
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
The busy part-time student can look forward to prioritised 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. Visit our facilities web page to find out more about the hardware and studio equipment we use.
To find out more about the portfolio requirements or to visit STC for a tour of the facilities head over to their Contact Page.
Online Access: Enrolled students will receive access to Sound Training Online resources.
The aims of the part-time Studio Engineering and Music Production course are to:
Provide learners with a practical learning environment where theory and knowledge are used in context, and to provide an opportunity for learners to work with equipment and situations commonly found in a music production setting.
Develop learners' understanding of the role of the studio, engineer, producer, and preparatory works (preproduction), when working with a client and other creatives (of a similar level to their skillset) in a production setting.
Develop learners' practical and technical skills, working with industry standard hardware and software, and their understanding and practical integration of these within the production process.
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.
Facilitate the development of applied skills by the learner that are directly complimentary and relevant to both the workplace and in a production setting.
Provide learners with a comprehensive platform for career development, innovation and further study.