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Postgraduate

Masters Degree by Research >
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DURATION: Normally 2 academic years, can vary based on individual situation.

FEES: €4,500 per annum (however, scholarships are available, see below)

START DATE: October 2015

ACCREDITATION:

Academic: 

M.A.(Master of Arts)

AIM

STC, in collaboration with IADT, are proud to offer a limited number of places on this MA. Students have access to facilities in both STC and IADT and will be assigned a supervisor from each institution.

The majority of credits on the Programme will be awarded for a large scale research project. Students meet regularly with supervisors to discuss progress and research methods. Relevant research skills/generic modules may also be available to students.

More details are available here.

Significant exciting research is ongoing in the field of Music/Music Technology. STC are dedicated to advancing the field, particularly in the context of the creative use of technology, so welcome proposals from potential students in the area. We have specific expertise in topics such as:

  • Advanced Production Techniques
  • Composition (Music and Mixed Media)
  • Surround Sound and Spatial Audio
  • Sound Design
  • Music industry Studies

but we welcome proposals more broadly. 

ENTRY CRITERIA

Applicants must typically have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours in an approved primary degree or equivalent (a system for the Recognition of Prior Learning exists; for example a significant period of industry experience in the area may be appropriate should a candidate not have attained a primary degree).

FINANCES

STC are committed to research in the broad field of Music/Music Technology; we will enable students to apply for fees remission/stipends and scholarships.

Contact us for details.

Degree

Creative Music Production >
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DURATION: 3/4 Years

FEES: Eligible for 'free fees' (see below)

START DATE: 7th September 2015

ACCREDITATION:

Academic: 

BA/BA(Hons) (BA Hons topup year subject to validation).

Exit Awards:

Students can exit the programme after 3 years with a BA. Students are awarded a BA(Hons) after successful completion of a fourth year.

Progression:

Several options exist for further study, including our MA by Research.

AIM

This Programme is focused on giving students the tools needed to succeed in the Music and New Media industries. The course is taught in the commercial Music Industry environment, allowing students direct access to 'real world' facilities.

The course is offered by the Sound Training College and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (http://www.iadt.ie) Ireland's leading creative education institute. Opportunities exist for graduates to undertake a huge variety of careers in the growing Music and New Media industries. 

STC also runs a production company, offering our current sudents and graduates a mentoring service, access to professional facilities and referrals for work. Sound Training Productions           

Our reputation in the industry means clients constantly contact us to request qualified professionals; we thus have great success in placing our graduates.

Key themes include:

  • Sound Engineering
  • Audio Production
  • Critical Listening
  • Creative Audio Programming
  • Music Theory
  • Acoustics & Psychoacoustics
  • Industry Practice
 

Content is complemented by a vast array of seminars from industry professionals, all contributing to the creative and technical development of the student.

ENTRY CRITERIA

Applications for this course are processed through the CAO system. For more information visit the IADT website, contact admissions at IADT or come to one of our Open Days. The CAO code for the course is DL704.

Advanced Entry:

Students completing the STC Diploma course (or equivalent) are eligible for advanced entry into second year. Click here for more details.

FINANCES

The course is eligible for 'free fees' and third level grants, see the IADT prospectus and studentfinance.ie for details.

Full Time Courses

Studio Engineering and Music Production >
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DURATION: 2 Academic Years

FEES: €6,000 per annum (installment payments/discounts available, contact us for details)

START DATE: 21st September 2015

ACCREDITATION:

Academic: 

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Sound Engineering and Music Technology.

Industry:

Protools Certification as well as other relevant optional qualifications.

Experience:

Sound Training College Diploma (this Diploma attests to unrivalled industry experience, specialisation and employability).

Exit Awards:

Students can exit the Programme after 1 year with a City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Multi-track Recording and Composition, as well as Protools Certification and a Sound Training College Certificate. 

Progression:

Successful Graduates are eligible to apply for the second year of our Degree Programme in Creative Music Production. 

AIM

Our Studio Engineering and Music Production Programme is focused on giving students the knowledge, industry experience, contacts and opportunities to succeed in the Music Industry. Students are immersed in the working Creative Industries in the heart of Dublin's cultural quarter, Temple Bar.

The opportunities for students in this environment are unrivalled and unique in the Creative Education sector; learning in the workplace is the key to our Alumni success. See our Alumni page for just a handful of success stories from our 30 years of training internationally renowned Engineers/Producers/Acts.

Constant events, projects and links with key individuals and companies in the Music Industry give students the edge needed in this competitive field.

We also run Sound Training Productions, a production company offering our current students and graduates a mentoring service, access to professional facilities and referrals for work. Our reputation in the industry means clients constantly contact us to request qualified professionals; we thus have great success in placing our graduates.

Key themes include:

  • Studio Recording Techniques in Commercial Studios
  • Electronic Music Production/Performance
  • Live Sound and Event Production
  • DJing
  • Preproduction, Artist Development and all aspects of Client Work
  • Music Technology
  • Composition/Production for Film and Other Media
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Practical Electronics Work

  Content is complemented by a vast array of seminars from Industry Professionals, all contributing to the creative and technical development of the student.

In the second year of the Programme, students can specialise in Studio Engineering, Electronic Music Production/Performance and/or Live Sound and Event Production.

Students can look forward to abundant access to our studio facilities both in class time and on project work, as well as work experience on professional projects, examples of which can be seen  here.

Software used on the course includes Protools, Logic and Ableton, see our facilities for hardware and studio equipment. 

ENTRY CRITERIA

This course requires a good level of english and basic computer skills before entry. Entry is then determined by interview.

Advanced Entry: 

Applicants with suitable experience may be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the programme. Contact us for more details.

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €1000 annual deposit which secures a place on each year of the Programme.

Significant discounts are also available on a wide range of equipment for registered STC students (see our partners page for more details). 

Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production >
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DURATION: 1 Academic Year

FEES: €6000 (installment payments/discounts available, contact us for details)

START DATE: 21st September 2015

ACCREDITATION:

Academic:

City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Live Sound (check title!).

Industry:

Stage Pass.

Experience:

Sound Training College Diploma (this Diploma attests to unrivalled industry experience, specialisation and employability).

Progression:

Further study options exist, however this Programme has an extremely high rate of Graduate progression to directly relevant employment, and is widely regarded as the industry standard for work in the area. 

AIM

Our Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production Programme fully prepares Graduates for work in all areas of the dynamic and exciting field of live events. Students are immersed in the workplace from the outset of the course. We utilise one of Dublin's finest venues, The Button Factory, as our primary learning environment; thus offering unique, real-world experience.

Students regularly run events to a professional standard throughout the year; learning in the workplace is the key to our Alumni success. See our Alumni page for just a handful of success stories from our 30 years of training internationally renowned professionals.

We also run Sound Training Productions, a production Company offering our current students and graduates a mentoring service, access to professional facilities and referrals for work. Our reputation in the industry means clients constantly contact us to request qualified professionals; we thus have great success in placing our graduates. 

Key themes include:

  • Front of House Sound
  • Lighting Systems
  • Health and Safety
  • Live Sound Systems and Backline
  • Stage Production
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Recording Skills
  • Professional Audio Software
   

Content is complemented by a vast array of seminars from Industry Professionals, all contributing to the creative and technical development of the student.

Students can look forward to abundant access to our studio facilities both in class time and on project work, as well as work experience on professional projects examples of which can be found  here.

ENTRY CRITERIA

This course requires a good level of english and basic computer skills before entry. Entry is then determined by interview.

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €1000 deposit which secures a place on the Programme.

Significant discounts are also available on a wide range of equipment for registered STC students (see our partners page). 

Part Time Courses

Studio Engineering and Music Production - Part Time >
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DURATION: 2 Academic Years, 2 Evenings per week (Monday & Tuesday/Wednesday), as well as several student-driven studio sessions

FEES: €3,000 per annum (installment payments/discounts available, contact us for details)

START DATE: 28th September 2015

ACCREDITATION:

Academic:

City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Multitrack Recording and Composition.

Experience:

Sound Training College Diploma (this Diploma attests to unrivalled industry experience, specialisation and employability).

AIM

Our Part-time Studio Engineering and Music Production Programme gives students access to our professional, conveniently located facilities in a learning environment focused on practical skills. Students benefit from all the facilities and staff expertise of our full-time courses, enjoying a more condensed timetable. Typically, one evening per week is spent in Studio, and the other in our Production lab. Students also work on several Studio sessions at times that suit them.

We also run a Sound Training Productions, a production Company, offering our current students and graduates a mentoring service, access to professional facilities and referrals for work. Our reputation in the industry means clients constantly contact us to request qualified professionals; we thus have great success in placing our graduates.  

Key themes include:

  • Studio Recording Techniques in Commercial Studios
  • Electronic Music Production/Performance
  • Preproduction, Artist Development and all aspects of Client Work
  • Music Technology
  • Composition/Production for Film and Other Media

Content is complemented by a vast array of extra curricular seminars from Industry Professionals, all contributing to the creative and technical development of the student.

In the second year of the Programme, students specialise in all aspects of Production.

Students can look forward to abundant access to our studio facilities both in class time and on project work and work experience on professional project, examples of which can be found here.

Software used on the course includes Protools, Logic and Ableton, see our facilities for hardware and studio equipment.

ENTRY CRITERIA

This course requires a good level of English and basic computer skills before entry. Entry is then determined by interview.

Advanced Entry:

Applicants with suitable experience may be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the Programme, contact us for more details. 

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €1000 annual deposit which secures a place on each year of the Programme.

Significant discounts are also available on a wide range of equipment for registered STC students (see our partners page). 

Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production - Part Time >
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DURATION: 1 Academic year, 2 sessions per week (Monday evening and Saturday morning).

FEES: €3,000 (installment payments/discounts available, coontact us for details)

START DATE: 28th September 2015

ACCREDITATION:

Industry:

Stage Pass.

Experience: 

Sound Training College Certificate (this Certificate attests to unrivalled industry experience, specialisation and employability).

AIM

Our Part-time Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production Programme gives students access to our professional, conveniently located facilities in a learning environment focused on practical skills. Students benefit from all the facilities and staff expertise of our full-time courses, enjoying a more condensed timetable. Classes frequently occur in the Button Factory venue.

We also run Sound Training Productions, a production company, offering our current students and graduates a mentoring service, access to professional facilities and referrals for work. Our reputation in the industry means clients constantly contact us to request qualified professionals; we thus have great success in placing our graduates. 

Key themes include:

  • Front of House Sound
  • Lighting Systems
  • Health and Safety
  • Live Sound Systems and Backline
  • Stage Production
 

Content is complemented by a vast array of extra curricular seminars from Industry Professionals, all contributing to the creative and technical development of the student.

Students can look forward to abundant access to our studio facilities both in class time and on project work and work experience on professional projects, exapmles of which can be seen here.

ENTRY CRITERIA

This course requires a good level of English and basic computer skills before entry. Entry is then determined by interview.

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €1000 deposit which secures a place on the Programme.

Significant discounts are also available on a wide range of equipment for registered STC students (see our partners page). 

Evening Courses

Practical Electronics for Musicians (FETAC Accredited) >
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DURATION: 12 weeks

FEES: €1000

START DATE: Summer 2015

ACCREDITATION:

FETAC level 5 minor award in Electronics (5N1606)

AIM

This exciting course introducing the world of electronics, geared towards musicians and audio professionals, gives students the skills to design, build and repair their own audio electronics.  

Key themes include:

  • Electronic project building and maintenance 
  • Circuit design 
  • Component sourcing 
  • Circuit building
  • Testing & debugging
  • Project mounting and packaging
  • Circuit/loudspeaker enclosure construction 

All content is delivered as part of a comprehensive training programme. 

The course runs Tuesday nights from 7-10 p.m.

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €300 deposit which secures a place on the Programme.

Places are limited so early application is recommended.

Please contact Sound Training College for later course start dates.

Ableton Live: Certified Beginner and Intermediate >
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DURATION: 15 weeks

FEES: €1000

START DATE: Monday September 28th

ACCREDITATION:

Official Ableton Certification

AIM

The Beginner and Intermediate Course delivered by Martin Clancy covers the Ableton essentials for both those starting out and those looking to brush up on their skills. Ableton Live is a professional audio engineering DAW that is the foundation of this course.

Key themes include:

  • Editing
  • Triggering
  • Arranging
  • Key Mapping
  • Song Structure
  • Composition
  • Recording Audio
  • Audio Processing
  • Sampling and Synthesis
  • Mastering
  • Effects

The course runs nights from 7-10 p.m.

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €300 deposit which secures a place on the Programme.

Places are limited so early application is recommended.

Please contact Sound Training College for later course start dates.

Ableton Live: Certified Advanced >
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DURATION: 15 weeks

FEES: €1000

START DATE: Tuesday September 29th

AIM

The emphasis of the advanced Ableton course is on practical work opportunities through knowledge of Ableton Live. Students will be actively encouraged to develop their own unique approach to the software (composition/production or live performance) while gaining additional confidence in ancillary subjects.

Key themes include:

  • Advanced MIDI
  • Live Performance with Looper and Ableton Effects
  • Professional Mixing 
  • Using External Controllers(iPad, Wii, Launch Pads)
  • Max for Live
  • Advanced Envelope Editing
  • Building Unique FX tracks
  • Creative Composition
  • Remixing
  • Sound Design
  • Serato

Students receiving a distinction in their exams on this course, will be provided with an international remix opportunity.

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €300 deposit which secures a place on the Programme.

Places are limited so early application is recommended.

Please contact Sound Training College for later course start dates.

DJ and Production >
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DURATION: 15 weeks

FEES: €1000

START DATE: Thursday 1st October

ACCREDITATION:

Sound Training College Certificate.

AIM

This Course is designed to meet the needs of aspiring DJ’s and Producers. The course is aimed at the beginner and covers a wide range of content designed to kick start a career in DJ'ing. The course is delivered by industry recognised professionals and will mainly be delivered in a ‘Hands-on’ workshop environment.

Key Themes Include:

  • Traktor
  • Pioneer
  • CDJ's
  • Music Production Software

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €300 deposit which secures a place on the Programme.

Places are limited so early application is recommended.

Please contact Sound Training College for later course start dates.

Short Courses

Introduction to Recording Weekend >
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DURATION: 2 days

FEES: €175

START DATE: August 2015

AIM

Sound Training College is offering a new “Introduction to Recording” weekend course. Over two days (6th & 7th of June), our aim is to look at ways of improving your recording skills as well as to introduce you to more advanced techniques and equipment. The course will be taught in Elektra studios and the world class Apollo Studios.

Key Themes Include:

  • Hardware and software overviews
  • Studio Set-up 
  • Microphone Techniques 
  • Editing 
  • Mixing Techniques

One-on-one tutoring will be provided to each student over the course of the weekend also, to improve specific aspects of their recording and mixing. As part of this, after class assistance will be provided.

Each course will be limited to a maximum of 8 students to maximise one-on-one time.

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €50 deposit which secures a place on the Programme.

Introduction to Ableton Live Weekend >
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DURATION: 2 Days

FEES: €175

START DATE: August 2015

AIM

Unlock the secrets of Ableton Live through an introductory course over a fun weekend! With Certified Ableton Trainer Martin Clancy you will learn the power and flexibility of the Ableton platform. Each student with have their own dedicated Push instrument to work with.

This course is ideal for those interested in electronic music, creative song writing or innovative live performance. Students from 16 -70+ years of age all welcome!

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €50 deposit which secures a place on the Programme.

Sound Engineering Summer Camp for Teens >
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DURATION: 1 week or 2 weeks - Monday-Friday 10am-3pm

FEES: €250 (1 week) / €400 (2 weeks)

START DATE: 29th June, 6th July and 20th July, 1 or 2 week options available

ACCREDITATION:

Completion Certificate & Final Track Mix!!

AIM

SUMMER SOUNDS!!

This is an exciting new addition to our courses.

For all the budding music producers and sound engineers out there, here is your chance to spend a week or two in our amazing studios and music production suites.

During your time with us you will get an introduction to music production and sound engineering and will also record a band during the week, leaving at the end with a finished mix of your own!

This course is geared towards secondary school students.

FINANCES

This is a private course.

Fees include a €100 deposit which secures a place on the Programme.

Please call 01 6709033 for more details.

Online Courses

Sound Training Online >
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FEES: From €19.99 / Month

ACCREDITATION:

Sound Training Online Certificate 

(Premium Courses only)

AIM

You can now gain access to the renowned Sound Training College education from anywhere in the world. Sound Training Online brings you online music technology courses delivered by active music industry professionals. These experts teach you the skills needed to build and maintain a successful career in the highly competitive music industry.

Sound Training Online courses are delivered through lessons consisting of video, text, and audio tutorials. Each lesson builds towards the completion of an assignment, which helps students practically apply the knowledge gained throughout the lesson.

You can now Subscribe to Sound Training Online for as little as €19.99 a month and gain access to all of our online courses! If you prefer one-to-one guidance, then you can upgrade to a Premium course and receive weekly tutor support, as well as comprehensive feedback on your assignments.

Our intuitive and flexible learning platform enables students to progress through their course in a structured learning path, in order to ensure the best possible learning outcomes. Students can access course content at a time and place that suits them, and complete their course entirely at their own pace.

Online courses are available for Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Avid Pro Tools, FL Studio 11, Native Instruments Maschine 2.0, and Native Instruments Massive.

A 7 Day Free Trial is available where you can get full access to all course content and the learning platform.

More information is available through the link below.