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Diploma in Composing for Games

Title
Diploma in Composing for Games
School
Department
Course Type
Part-time
Springboard
Qualification
Higher Diploma
Level
8
Course Category
Creative Media
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Programme Code
DK
Places
15
Duration
1
Duration Type
Year(s)
Delivery
Part time
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This one-year part-time programme, targeted at the unemployed, 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 industry. Aimed specifically at students who have specialist music knowledge, this programme will allow participants to hone their skills in the area of composing music for games while learning the principles of games design, an area not covered to date on undergraduate music programmes, and skills that will provide them entry into the growing games industry in Ireland.

 

 

 

The games industry has seen significant growth throughout Ireland in the last decade and the Irish indie games industry has burst into life along with international publishers running European operations from Dublin, Cork and Galway.

This one-year part-time programme, targeted at the unemployed, 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 industry. Aimed specifically at students who have specialist music knowledge, this programme will allow participants to hone their skills in the area of composing music for games while learning the principles of games design, an area not covered to date on undergraduate music programmes, and skills that will provide them entry into the growing games industry in Ireland.

The programme will equip participants with skills in writing music for games (both diegetic and non-diegetic), orchestration, instrumentation, arrangement, synchronisation, writing transitions, sound design, interactive music, understanding the role of music in supporting a game on an emotional level (extra-diegetic), and the analysis of music for games. Students will compose and produce game scores, and implement the music into interactive games. Participants will work with development teams to create games, simulating delivery deadlines and negotiations with a client.

This is an excellent opportunity to achieve a Level 8 qualification in an established school where music, creative media and informatics interact in a creative hub. You will meet new people and expand your social and business network and gain a range of transferable skills.

Leaving Certificate and/or relevant prior learning/work experience.
Applicants must display some prior musical knowledge.
Applicants must demonstrate a motivation to study at third level and have a demonstrated ability to achieve goals and a commitment to independent learning.

Prior experiential learning will be assessed under the Institute's Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process. Candidates will be interviewed where deemed appropriate.

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