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.

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):

Module – click each module for more info

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):

Module – click each module for more info

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)

Module – click each module for more info

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.

Course Start Dates

21st September 2020


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.



“Studying at Pulse College has been the most exciting experience of my life. The course is fully hands-on and each lecturer has a lot of diverse knowledge to share with all of us. All the different modules really complement each other and prepare you to be a capable Audio professional. Not everyone outside of Pulse can gain access to the top-class facilities Pulse provides to their students. Everyday I spend in Pulse, the more passionate I feel about Audio and Music.”Christian



Study Mode: Full-Time
Location: Dublin
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 8,823*

*The fees above relate to Year 1 fees only. 2% PFL Charge of €173 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 €1,130.75 (Oct – Jan)

Year 2 Course Fees: €8,415

Year 3 Course Fees: €8,415


International / EU (living outside of Ireland)

Course fees are paid directly to the International Office of our partner college: Griffith College.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Location: Dublin

Non-EU Living in Ireland or abroad: Please refer to Griffith’s Non-EU Tuition Fees section.

EU Living Abroad: EUR 9,639*


*The fees above relate to Year 1 fees only. 2% PFL Charge of €189 included in Total Fee Per Year. Please note that a Registration Fee of €250 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted above for International & EU (living outside of Ireland Students).


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