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BA (Hons) in Audio Production and Music Project Management



What will I learn?

The Degree in Audio Production and Music Project Management is delivered in collaboration with our partners Sound Training College. Located at Rory Gallagher Corner and the Temple Bar Music Centre (The Button Factory), the Sound Training College has been setting standards in audio education for over 30 years.

Our Audio Production and Music Project Management course offers students the unique
opportunity to develop their skills in the field through industry-based, professional projects. While working on these real-world projects, students engage in both advanced audio production and music project management, greatly broadening employability. These projects are an integral part of Sound Training Productions: a recording and production company (led by graduates and students) which offers unrivalled, unique opportunities and links with key contacts in the music industry.

See for details of these projects (professional studio releases, running events at the Button Factory, preparing live electronic music shows).
This focus on ‘real world’ projects and professional development is key to success, paving the way for graduates to lead the music industry both nationally and internationally.

Aims and Objectives

  • Develop learners’ technical knowledge of audio production principles and practice, along with the creative, innovative and business skills required in the audio industries.
  • Cultivate learners’ advanced technical and creative abilities for audio recording and production.
  • Equip learners with an understanding of the application of existing and emerging technologies and creative practices within the music industry in order to design and deliver creative products and services.
  • Develop learners’ interpersonal and soft skills, to enable effective communication with colleagues across technical, creative and business backgrounds.
  • Develop learners’ understanding and application of business concepts, project management and marketing in audio production.
  • Develop responsible skills for project planning and management together with some responsibility for leading and developing others.
  • Facilitate the development of applied skills by the learner that are directly complimentary and relevant to both the workplace and in a production setting.
  • Identify and develop autonomous learning skills for the learner.
  • Provide learners with the academic skills to engage in experimentation, critical analysis and self-learning.

Career Opportunities

Audio Production and Music Project Management graduates will be able to pursue
a career as producers, studio engineers, live sound engineers, sound designers, production
assistants, composers and studio managers.

Graduates may also diversify to career opportunities in other areas, such as radio production, promotion and advertising, music journalism or the video game industry.

The Level 8 BA (Hons) in Audio Production and Music Project Management programme has been designed to flow, and follow on from, the Level 6 Higher Certificate in Sound Engineering and Music Production and the Level 6 SPA Certificate in Certificate in Sound Engineering and Music Production programmes. This allows students, who progress from the level 6 programme, to deepen, widen and advance their skillset and knowledge.

Which department am I in?

Dublin Business School

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
€10,050.00 (US$ 10,599) per year
Start date

Expected September 2023


Dublin Business School

13/14 Aungier Street,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide English Proficiency.

For international students

Leaving Certificate

Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2017, applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5’s and 4 O6/H7, including a language. Some degree programmes will also require a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths.


Applicants must obtain a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C to include Maths and English plus two A-level passes at grade C or higher.


Students applying for any QQI (formerly HETAC) honours/ordinary degree or higher certificate must have obtained a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.

FETAC Applicants

Minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC Level 5 awards is a full FETAC award which includes a Distinction grade in at least three modules.

Mature Applicants

If you are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission and do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students should apply directly to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School.

For Non EU applicants whose first language is not English an additional requirement is to have achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent to qualify for admission to the Honours Degrees (level 8 programmes).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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