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Mayo College of Further Education & Training (Castlebar Campus) Music Performance, Technology and Theory

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 5

Course Aim

If you love music, this is the course for you! The course has been redeveloped and now includes a Music Technology module. Packed also with other interesting modules which explore the wonderful world of music, this programme is designed to nurture instrumentalists and singers of every level – from the complete novice to the more experienced musician. Students are given the opportunity to avail of the college recording studio and even publish their own compositions with the inclusion of the new Music Technology module. The course enables students to follow the practical side of performance, while also providing a strong foundation in Music Theory. This course is also and ideal preparation for 3rd Level courses in Music and careers in the music industry.

Course Content
Music Theory and Practice
Music Industry Studies
Communications or Personal Effectiveness
Work Experience
Music Performance
Radio Programme Production
Music Technology
Vocal Performance 


The successful completion of the QQI Level 5 award in Music will enable applicants to work independently and under supervision as a practitioner in the music industry.


Any of the following would satisfy entry requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/LCVP or Leaving Cert Applied
  • QQI Level 4 qualification
  • Mature students (age 23+) with relevant experience or ability are also welcome to apply
  • Interview – An ear-test is performed at interview, at which candidates will also be asked to sing or play an instrument.

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