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Certificate in Audio and Music Technology (Part Time)


The Pulse College Certificate in Audio and Music Technology is a Minor Award extracted from the BA (Hons) Degree in Audio and Music Technology and is available both Full-Time as a 1-year course, or Part-Time as a 2-year course

Recording Studios, Live Venue’s, TV & Radio, Post-Production, Live Performance: It is now essential to be skilled in array of disciplines to become successful in the audio industry.

It is with these various industry disciplines in mind that we have designed a new in Audio & Music Technology Programme in partnership with Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, Griffith College.

Aimed at musicians, DJ’s, computer music hobbyists, and general lovers of music, this programme will train you with the skills required to succeed as a modern day Audio Professional.


This Certificate course is a QQI Level 6 course, equivalent to Year One of the BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology programme and is worth 60 ECTS Credits




Course Content

We will teach you how to record and produce music both in the home studio and in large recording studios. You will learn about live sound from both a performance and technical perspective.

The modern “studio engineer” can record, mix and master audio, but also help produce. Whether it is programming drum parts or string sections or even being on stage, performing with a band.

Please note you do not need to be a musician to be accepted onto this course but someone who is passionate and enthusiastic for all things music.

As with all our courses, hands on experience is crucial to learning. This course is no different. Our students will be trained in Windmill Lane Recording studios and will also be required to put on live shows and performances throughout out the duration of the course.


Why study Music Technology at Pulse College?

  • This course is taught by passionate Industry Professionals
  • Students will have access to State of the Art Facilities – including access to the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios
  • The curriculum is taught to international industry standard
  • Guest Industry talks and lecturers
  • Use of industry relevant software applications
  • Pulse College is an Apple Logic Pro Certified Centre and Avid Pro Tools Centre
  • 24 hour studio access
  • Become a member of our Creative Community – Pulse College offer courses in film production, game design and animation


Detailed Course Content

Year 1:

  • Music Technology 1 (Double Module)
  • Applications Technology 1 (Double Module)
  • Music for Producers 1 (Double Module)
  • Recording Studio Principles 1 (Double Module)
  • Computer Basics for AV workstations
  • Sound Reinforcement


Year 2:

  • Music Technology 1 (Double Module)
  • Applications Technology 1 (Double Module)
  • Music for Producers 1 (Double Module)
  • Recording Studio Principles 1 (Double Module)
  • Live Music & Performance Technology
  • Sound Design

Further Progression

In line with National Policy, those who complete this Level 6 course are eligible for progression to any Level 7 or 8 course and will have achieved 60 ECTS credits. Students will also be eligible to progress directly to Year Two of our BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Technology.


This course is a direct application course and involves an interview. Applications are currently taken through the Application Form below. Upon receiving your application form our Admissions Team will contact you to schedule your course interview.

Please see specific information on the course requirements below:




General Course Requirements

  • A proven interest in audio and/or music technology, and to display some interest in related creative media arts
  • Basic knowledge of computers (Mac/PC, and audio software): helpful but not essential

Note: Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience will also be considered.

Interview Process

This course requires an interview as part of your applications. Please see the FAQ’s below for commonly asked questions regarding the interview process.



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Total Course Fee Per Year

€3,570 per year (2 years duration)
Flexible Payment Option
Deposit: €800 (payable upon acceptance onto the course, following interview)
Enrolment fee: €800 (payable in September)
Instalments: 4 payments of €492.50 (Nov – Feb)

2% PFL Charge is included in all of total course fees above. This charge is incurred to finance arrangements required under Part 6 of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act, 2012 to ensure protection of enrolled learners.

*Please note that a Registration Fee of €250 is applicable in addition to the fees quoted above


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