BA (Hons.) Degree in Audio and Music Technology


Pulse College is very excited to partner with Griffith College, Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, to deliver this brand new, unique and industry focused BA (Hons) Degree in Audio and Music Technology.

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 BA (Hons) Degree in Audio & Music Technology 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.


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

Stage 1 (Year 1):


Music Technology 1
Applications Technology
Recording Studio Principles
Music for Producers 1
Live Music & Performance Technology 1
Computer Basics for Audio Visual Workstations
Sound Reinforcement 1
Sound Design & Foley FX
Online Portfolio (Summer)


Stage 2 (Year 2):


Music Technology 2
Applications Technology 2
Music for Producers 2
Recording & Mixing 1
Live Music & Performance Technology 2
Research & Presentation
Sound Reinforcement 2
Sounds Design & Creative Processing
Client Project 1 (Summer)


Stage 3 (Year 3)


Dissertation by Practice
Mixing & Mastering
Professional Practice
Studio Design & Setup
Recording & Mixing 2
Audio Post Production Techniques
Sound Design for Games
Client Project (Summer 2)

Further Progression

In line with national policy, graduates from the level 8 programme would be eligible to progress to postgraduate programmes at level 9.

Graduates may wish to further extend their industry-based professional qualifications as new technologies and developments emerge.


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.




Total Course Fee Per Year

€8,415 per year (3 years duration)*
[2% PFL Charge of €165 included in Total Fee Per Year]

Flexible Payment Option
Deposit: €800 (payable upon acceptance onto the course, following interview)
Enrolment Fee: €3,500 (payable by September)
Instalments: 4 monthly payments of €1028.75 (Oct – Jan)

International Student Fee Per Year

EU Student Living Abroad
€9,357 per year (3 years duration)*

Non-EU Student Living in Ireland
€12,295 per year (3 years duration)*

Non-EU Student Living Abroad
€12,295 per year (3 years duration)*

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 each academic year in addition to the fees quoted above.

Please contact us to find out more about our Flexible Payment options.


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