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Certificate in Sound Design and Implementation for Interactive Media

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 7
Course Start Date
September 2020

Course Summary

This 1-year part-time programme is designed for anyone wanting to upskill their practical and technical skills of Sound Design and Implementation for Interactive Media.

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Aimed specifically at students who have specialist music and audio production knowledge, this course will equip students with the skills necessary to provide them entry into the growing interactive media industry in Ireland. 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 1-year part-time course, 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.

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.

Course modules include:

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

The programme will be delivered over two evenings. 

Springboard+ offers a choice of free, part-time and intensive conversion courses in higher education from certificate, to degree, to post-graduate level. See all Springboard Courses offered at DkIT here. Applications can also be made for one year full-time and two year part-time ICT Skills Conversion courses.

This programme is designed for graduates with a music and audio production background who wish to upskill for the growing interactive media industry. 

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 Institutes Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process and graduates of discplines will be considered.

Candidates will be interviewed where deemed appropriate.

Claire Fitch (Course Director)
Phone: +353 42 9370200

Lifelong Learning Centre
Phone: +353 42 9370295

Course ID DK_IMSDI_7
Level 7
Duration 1 Year
Credits 40
School School of Informatics & Creative Arts
Department Creative Arts, Media and Music
Awarding Body DkIT
Starting Date September 2020
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