Certificate in Sound Design and Implementation for Interactive Media JANUARY 2019 INTAKE

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DK_IMSDI_7)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Sound Design and Implementation for Interactive Media

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime, Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

40

Department

Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music

Skills Area

Arts and Humanities

General Information
Contact

Claire Fitch

Email

Claire.Fitch@dkit.ie

Phone

+353 42 9372056

Address

Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Dundalk
Co. Louth

Role

Programme Director

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/12/2018

Start Date

21/01/2019

End Date

31/01/2020

About this Course

The interactive media industry has seen significant growth throughout Ireland in the last decade: international games publishers run operations from Dublin, Cork and Galway; Irish animation studios are entertaining worldwide audiences; and Irish virtual reality studios are developing interactive products using augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). This one-year part-time programme, targeted at the unemployed and at anyone wanting to upskill their practical and technical skills of Sound Design and Implementation for Interactive Media, meets the needs of this sector and will provide participants with the required knowledge, skills and confidence to assist them in gaining employment in the Irish games, animation and AR/VR industries. Aimed specifically at students who have specialist music and audio production knowledge, this course will allow participants to hone their skills in the area of interactive audio, AR/VR audio design, game audio middleware, audio scripting and procedural audio, and audio implementation, an area not covered to date on undergraduate music production or audio production programmes, and skills that will provide them entry into the growing interactive media industry in Ireland.

This programme will equip participants with skills in producing audio for games and interactive media (both background sound and sound effects), audio for AR/VR, dynamic sound tracks, procedural audio, scripting, game audio middleware, audio implementation into the game engine, and analysis of audio for interactive media. Students will produce interactive audio assets, design adaptive sound engines, and implement audio into interactive media. This is a great opportunity to achieve a Level 7 qualification in an established school where, audio production, music, creative media and informatics interact in a creative hub. Students will meet new people and expand their social and business network and gain a range of transferable skills.


Course modules are as follows:

*Audio Implementation
*Audio Middleware
*Interactive Audio Industry
*Sound Design
*Work Placement

Entry Requirements

This programme is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their Sound Design and Implementation skills for Interactive Media. Knowledge of the production of audio and a passion for games and interactive media is also desirable. The entry requirements for the programme are as follows:

Applicants should hold a Level 7 qualification or higher or have substantial prior experience working in the audio area.
An approved Portfolio of relevant digital audio/visual work will be required. Prior experiential learning will be assessed under the Institute’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process and graduates of discplines will be considered.

All candidates will be interviewed. (Interviews will run mid-to-end of October).


A FEE OF €325 APPLIES TO EMPLOYED / SELF-EMPLOYED APPLICANTS

Timetable Info

The programme will be delivered over two evenings.

Delivery Location

DKIT

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Karen English/Anton Barrett

Address

Lifelong Learning Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland

Phone

042-9370295

Email

springboard@dkit.ie