Diploma in Audio and Music Technology


Faculty: Audio
Duration: 1 Year Part Time
Delivery: On Campus
Level: Diploma
Start Date: 15th October 2022 (10am – 3pm)
Course Director: TBC
Fees: €2,250
Certification: Pulse Diploma


The team from Windmill Lane Recording Studios has designed a new programme aimed at aspiring producers. This exciting new course provides greater flexibility for online learning:

  • All our live online classes are recorded so that you can catch up and review when it suits.
  • Choose to learn on Ableton or Logic. Users of other platforms are also welcome.
  • Learn the inner workings of your software, but also the theory behind the concepts. 
  • Modules are covered in an engaging and accessible manner from our dedicated team. 
  • Windmill Lane Certificate awarded after completing each module.
  • Windmill Lane Diploma obtained upon completion of all levels.


Module One

Music Production Level One

Level One – Introduction to the DAW
Level One – Introduction to the DAW

(Students will elect to learn through either Logic or Ableton)
8 Weeks
2 Assignments
Weekly Tasks

  • Software Set-up
  • Interface Overview
  • File Management
  • Basic Audio Recording and Editing
  • An Introduction to Midi 
  • Basic Music Theory and Structuring
  • An Introduction to Virtual Instruments
  • Saving and Bouncing your work

Module Two

Music Production Level Two

Level Two – Intermediate DAW
Level Two – Intermediate DAW

(Students will elect to learn through either Logic or Ableton)
8 Weeks
2 Assignments
Weekly Tasks

  • Comping Audio and Midi
  • An Introduction to Synthesis
  • Advanced Software Instruments
  • Editing Pitch and Time
  • Using Audio Processors Effectively
  • Randomness and Chance in your music
  • Live performance using Ableton and Mainstage

Module Three

Music Production and Audio Technology

Level Three – Music Production and Audio Technology
Level Three – Music Production and Audio Technology

6 Weeks

  • Recording Studio Principles 
  • Music for Producers
  • Studio Design and Set – Up
  • Sound Design and Foley FX
  • A/V Systems for Live Performance 
  • Live Streamed Recording Workshop 

Module Four

Advanced Production Techniques

Advanced Production Techniques
Advanced Production Techniques

6 Weeks

  • Advanced Workflows Within Your Respective DAW
  • Automation, Synthesis, Mixing, Mastering 

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This course is a direct application course. Applications are currently taken through the Application Form below. Upon receiving your application form our Admissions Team will be in contact to discuss our payment options in securing your course place. 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

Educational Requirements

The programme is designed for all ages and skill levels, whether you are new to the industry, looking to up-skill, or wanting to learn new skills and enhance your career options within the Audio industry. No industry experience is required and applicants may be accepted without formal academic qualifications.

Interview Process

There is no interview application for this course but we would be delighted to invite you in for a private tour of our campus; to meet our course lecturers and gain further insight into what our course has to offer.

Deciding to study sound engineering at Pulse College turned out to be the most important decision I made in my whole life. The quality of the course content combined with the support on offer provided me with all the tools I needed to go on and become a successful engineer and producer. In the music business you really need to learn to walk before you can run, and there is no better place in the country to do that!


Audio & Music Technology Diploma


Irish / EU (Residing in Ireland)

Total cost: €2,250

Deposit (payable to secure your place): €400

Enrolment fee (payable in October): €800

Balance: 3 installments of €350 (Nov, Dec, Jan)

International / EU (living outside of Ireland)

This course is not recognised on the ILEP and therefore not available for international student application.