Certificate in Music Production for Games- January 2019

Griffith College (CMPG-1819 January 2019)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Music Production in Games

NFQ Level

6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Springboard

Skills Area

Arts and Humanities

General Information
Contact

Mary O'Carroll

Email

springboard@griffith.ie

Phone

01-4150442

Address

Griffith College
South Circular Road
Dublin 8

Important Dates
Application Deadline

11/01/2019

Start Date

21/01/2019

End Date

31/01/2020

About this Course

Now enrolling for the January 2019 intake
This programme is specifically designed to prepare learners for the contract and self-employment opportunities in the commercial music and games industry. This growing internationally traded industry operates on a project basis requiring graduates to deliver and manage the professional music and audio components of larger multimedia applications in games, TV, film and live performances.

The programme is designed to transform the skills of those with existing abilities in music by making them proficient in the flexible and creative use of professional music and audio production software and hardware systems. Learners are given advanced training in both AVID Protools and Logic ,the recognised industry standard environments used internationally. These much needed skills enable them to work on and lead components of projects originating from the US, UK, Ireland or elsewhere.

The College has successfully delivered the programme under the Springboard initiative on two previous occasions resulting in graduates securing professional industry-based employment in a variety of chosen capacities – either self-employed, contract or full-time with Irish based companies and consortia.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the Springboard eligibility requirements- Please see www.springboardcourses.ie for these.
Applicants to the CMPG programme must meet normal QQI requirements. All candidates applying for the CMPG programme are required to have prior music ability, experience and training.
Candidates presenting with the Leaving Certificate are required to have obtained a minimum of grade O6 in at least five papers, including mathematics and a language. Mature learners over the age of 23 can also apply for entry on to the programme. All applicants are required to present for an interview, and are expected to demonstrate the following:
1. A proven interest in music creation and music production (e.g. through recordings, portfolio, performance, etc.)
2. Competence with computers at a minimum of ECDL level
3. Self-organisation skills.
4. A commitment, flexibility and readiness to seek and secure employment
5. A positive attitude and enthusiasm for the computer games and related multimedia industry
6. Commitment to learning, both directed and independent
7. A basic understanding of musical keys, tempi and rhythmic notation

Long Description

This programme is specifically designed to prepare learners for the contract and self-employment opportunities in the commercial music and games industry. This growing internationally traded industry operates on a project basis requiring graduates to deliver and manage the professional music and audio components of larger multimedia applications in games, TV, film and live performances.

The programme is designed to transform the skills of those with existing abilities in music by making them proficient in the flexible and creative use of professional music and audio production software and hardware systems. Learners are given advanced training in both AVID Protools and Logic ,the recognised industry standard environments used internationally. These much needed skills enable them to work on and lead components of projects originating from the US, UK, Ireland or elsewhere.

The College has successfully delivered the programme under the Springboard initiative on two previous occasions resulting in graduates securing professional industry-based employment in a variety of chosen capacities – either self-employed, contract or full-time with Irish based companies and consortia.
The level of demand for the programme on each occasion has been strong allowing the College to select candidates with strong pre-existing music skills and a readiness to seek and compete for available commercial project work.

Throughout all of the modules on the programme, the assessments are designed to enable learners to build and perfect their portfolio of work for marketing and promotion purposes to clients.

The programme is delivered in association with Pulse College, Ireland’s leading commercial music production training facility. The training is provided by industry professionals all of whom are actively involved in commercial productions. The programme is also supported by guest lecturers and site visits to experience live projects.

Academically, the programme is validated by QQI and leads to a Certificate in Music Production for Games. Key learning outcomes from the programme include the graduates’ ability to:

• Take up and retain employment in music production technical and creative roles

• Correctly apply music theory and terminology to communicate and create musical ideas.

• Competently manipulate music production software to meet defined project requirements.

• Work reliably, both independently and as a contributor within teams on diverse projects

• Create, compose and present recorded music and organised sound for games environments.

• Manage small music production projects in association with others.

Timetable Info

Classroom - 3 Days per week.

Delivery Location

Griffith College Dublin
South Circular Road
Dublin 8

Delivery Notes

Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Mary O'Carroll

Address

Griffith College Dublin
South Circular Road
Dublin 8

Phone

01 415 0442

Email

springboard@griffith.ie

RPL Information

Learners may access this course on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. For this particular programme, applicants will be considered on a case by case basis

Application Procedures