Diploma in Audio and Music Technology
Our diploma in Audio and Music Technology is now available as a one-year part-time course.
If you are passionate about creating music and want to get trained by pros in the art of modern recording and production, this course is for you. Aimed at musicians, DJ’s,computer music hobbyists, and general lovers of music, this programme is designed to fast-track your knowledge in audio and music production.
Blended – best of both worlds!
Don’t fancy travelling into college every week? Our Music Tech and DAW modules will bedelivered in the classroom and online. Pick whichever suits you best!
- Electronic Music Production
- Synthesizers and synthesis
- Beat creation and beat slicing
- Project: Creating a song on a Digital Audio Workstation
- Project: Using Live performance technologies
- Analogue and digital basics
- Dynamics and E.Q.
- Studio console – SSL
- Studio effects
- Recording techniques for instruments
- Recording techniques for vocals
- Project: Studio stereo recording
- Session management and workflows
- Studio multitrack recording
Intro To Ableton and live performance apps
- Using virtual instruments live
- Using virtual amps
- Using backing tracks
Pro Tools Essentials
- Avid Pro Tools 101 industry training
Apple Logic Essentials
- Apple 101 Logic training
Tony is a founder of Pulse College and Director of Audio in Windmill Recording Lane Studios.
Tony is an expert in Music Technology and recording. For over 25 years Tony has worked as an industry leader in both education and commercial music production. He is an Apple Logic instructor and is also one of the original team that developed the Pro Tools worldwide curriculum.
Eugenia Zanarini is passionate about sound design and audio post-production. A certified Pro Tools Music Operator, she obtained a Masters in Sound Design for Video Games from ThinkSpace Education/University of Chichester in 2022 and a Bachelors (First Class Honours) in Audio and Music Technology from Pulse College in 2020. The Masters dissertation (distinction grade) focused on immersion and world-building through sound in The Witcher video game trilogy.
As an audio engineer, she has particularly explored classical music, having recorded live at the Verona Philharmonic the Kazakhstani trio “Forte Trio”, and for her Bachelor’s graduation project the Australian mezzo-soprano Fiona Craig. Other work includes collaborating on an anthropology PhD research project at UCL MAL as an audio engineer and sound designer, curating field recordings and creating sound effects from them, and doing audio post-production work for the short movie “Sisters” released by MonkeyDribble Films.
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HOW TO APPLY
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
- For those who wish to attend Music Tech online, a PC or Mac with appropriate software is essential.
- Zoom app and access to broadband
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.
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
Total cost: €2,920 per year (Duration 1 year)
Flexible Payment Option
Deposit (payable upon acceptance to the course): €800
Enrolment fee (payable in October): €800
Instalments: 4 payments of €330 (Nov-Feb)
This course is not recognised on the ILEP and therefore not available for international student application.