Situated in Temple Bar, the social and cultural heart of Dublin, Sound Training Centre (STC) provides a range of full and part-time Diploma and Certificate courses covering all aspects of Music Technology. STC places a strong emphasis on the ‘hands on’ element on all of our music courses (full-time, part-time, day, evening & weekend). We provide the developing music technology industry with highly trained personnel in the areas of Sound Engineering, Live Sound & Stage Production and Music Production.
STC courses and examinations have effectively set standards for the training within the industry, providing City & Guilds Diploma qualifications along with STC Sound Engineering & Music Technology Diploma programmes. Our courses are delivered by a team of experienced industry professionals, all of whom are acknowledged experts in the music business.
In 1986, the Sound Training Centre was established to meet the needs of the burgeoning music industry in Ireland which followed the phenomenal worldwide success of bands such as U2. Additional specialised areas of the course are taught by a panel of guest lecturers (past lecturers have included Elvis Costello, Tim Finn (ex Crowded House), Daniel Lanois (producer of the ‘The Joshua Tree’ by U2), Pete Holidai (producer) and Martin Clancy (Jack L Manager).
Full-Time Music Technology Diploma & Certificate Courses: - Sound Engineering and Music Technology
- Advanced Sound and Music Technology
- Certified Beginner and Intermediate Course (with Martin Clancy)
- Practical Electronics for Musicians
- Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Production
Part-Time Music Courses: - Sound and Music Technology
- Live Sound
- Electronic Production
- DJ and Production
Music Camps & Workshops: - Sound Engineering Summer Camp
- Introduction to Recording Weekend
The Interactive Design Institute (IDI) is the UK’s leading provider of online qualifications in design. We offer a range of courses to students in Ireland, the UK and all over the world at Certificate, Diploma and Degree level, in Graphic Design, Product Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography. Start dates are every February, June and October and you can register at any time.
These courses lead to certification by the University of Hertfordshire, one of the UK’s best modern universities. The qualification you will receive on completion of one of our accredited online courses is exactly the same as that awarded to students attending the University of Hertfordshire. We also provide an online Diploma in Foundation Studies course, which is widely recognised as the standard entry qualification for degree level study at art colleges and universities throughout the UK.
Our courses enable you to study online either full-time or part-time for a UK qualification from anywhere in the world. They provide a flexible, affordable means of learning which can be combined with work, study or family commitments. IDI offers flexible payment plans, discounts for early payment and an Employers Discount Scheme which also applies if you are self-employed. Tuition Fee Loans are available for students who are resident in England.
Calling students from Ireland and internationally! Founded in 1995, Marbella Design Academy is a leading international design school in Spain, that is state-recognized by the Ministry of Education. We offer 3-year BA (Hons) degree courses in interior design, graphic design & fashion design, subject to validation by Middlesex University in London, and taught entirely in English to students from around the world. The courses are quality assured by Middlesex University, and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. Graduates can then continue to study for an additional year in the UK, to earn a Masters Degree at Middlesex University.
This is a great opportunity for students interested in these career fields to study in English in beautiful, sunny Spain at a lower cost than in the UK, yet receive a Bachelor of Arts degree awarded by Middlesex University.
Our school is located in a stunning purpose-built facility in Monda, only 15km from Marbella on the Costa del Sol in the South of Spain. Special needs students (individuals with a physical disability) are also welcome.
Besides all compulsory subjects taught in each course, students receive training in professional computer programs, such as Auto-Cad, 3D Studio Max, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign & DreamWeaver.
Students can avail of Free Spanish classes during the academic year in all 3 years, and graduate with a diploma in Spanish. We also offer intensive summer courses in design.
3-Year Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours Degree Courses - Taught in English: Subject to Validation by Middlesex University in London, UK
- Interior Design - BA (Hons) Degree
- Graphic Design - BA (Hons) Degree
- Fashion Design - BA (Hons) Degree
Students have the option of learning Spanish alongside their design course & will also graduate with a diploma in Spanish.
Intensive summer courses (2, 3 or 5 weeks) in 3D MAX; AutoCad; Illustrator; Photoshop; Fashion Design, Photography & more...
4. Art in Galway
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Art in Galway provides quality art classes to adults, teenagers and children of all levels of expertise - from beginner to advanced. Based in the Four Winds Studio in Murrough, Galway, we offer a range of art courses, including oil painting, drawing and sculpture classes for adults, portfolio courses, art grinds for secondary school students and summer art camps for kids.
Art in Galway is a one-stop shop for your creative needs. Whether you have always wondered what it would be like to paint or draw, or you have been practicing for years and would benefit from a fresh eye or group support, this is the place for you. Art in Galway is run by Bernadine Burke. With a wealth of experience in many art media and means of expression, Bernadine will help you develop skills and nurture your creativity in a happy and positive environment.
- Group art classes for adults (oil painting, drawing & sculpture sessions available)
- One to one art classes for adults
- Art grinds for secondary school students
- Portfolio preparation courses
- Group art classes for kids
- Summer art camps
- Arty Parties
Conveniently situated in the heart of Dublin City, the award-winning MKF Institute offers a range of internationally-recognised courses and workshops in Make-up, Hair styling, Fashion and Digital Photography.
The MKF Institute aims to teach the high calibre make-up artists of the future. We provide the best tuition feasible and highly structured make up courses and are fast becoming the most popular make up college in Ireland, for people serious about a career as a make-up artist.
The college maintains a strong commitment to small-group teaching, which, when allied with our innovative and practical course delivery, offers students a relaxed and intuitive way to learn a given subject.
PROFESSIONAL MAKE-UP COURSES:
Full-time and part time make-up courses leading to international recognised qualifications.
Provided weekly and covering make-up application, hair styling and digital Photography from an introduction to advanced workshops.
TEEN WORKSHOPS & SUMMER CAMPS:
Provided at different times and through the summer, covering Make up and Digital Photography
6. Ballyfermot College Of Further Education, Dublin
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education on Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, runs a well-known and highly respected Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design. It is a two year full-time course and its graduates gain entry each year to the most-highly regarded degree programmes in Art Universities and Colleges in Ireland, England and occasionally elsewhere. Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate / LCVP with a minimum of two HC3s one of which must be in Art and three passes at ordinary level or any FETAC level 5 Certificate in Art with a merit profile. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).
This course is a full-time, two year programme that gives students an excellent grounding in the principles and practices of graphic design and illustration. Certification: Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design - Edexcel (BTEC Level 4).
7. Big Moon Cottage Meditation Centre, West Cork
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Big Moon Cottage Meditation Centre offers residential and non-residential meditation courses and retreats in Skibbereen, West Cork in the South of Ireland. Skibbereen is approximately 4 hours drive from Dublin and 1.5 hours drive from Cork City. Courses are held at the weekend and mid-week. Individuals and groups are welcome. We cater for a maximum of 6 people for residential courses and 10 people for the non-residential courses.
The purpose of our Foundation in Meditation courses is to teach you about the background and practice of meditation in a clear, enjoyable and practical way. As a result you will be able to meditate effectively and correctly on your own by the end of the course. Your teacher Susan O'Brien has many years' experience and will guide your progress in small groups and in a very supportive and friendly environment.
In the winter season, we offer one-week residential Foundation in Meditation courses which are held in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa. This is a quiet and relaxing alternative one-week holiday sharing a beautiful villa with like-minded people. This holiday is available to meditators and non-meditators alike.
- Residential or non-residential Foundation in Meditation courses. For individuals and groups at weekends or mid-week.
- In winter season, we offer one-week residential Foundation in Meditation courses in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
- Bed & Breakfast accommodation for adults only at Big Moon Cottage. B & B open to all meditators and others who are just seeking quiet time.
- Corporate Training – Meditation in the Workplace. Training for corporate groups in Big Moon Cottage or at your workplace.
8. Cooks Academy
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Conveniently located on South William Street in Dublin's city centre, Cooks Academy is a world class cookery school and Dublin's premier cookery institute boasting an 80 seater demonstration theatre and hands-on facilities for up to 72 students. We offer a wide range of cookery courses including 1-week courses, a 1-month certificate course and much more. Founded in May 2005 by Vanessa and Tim Greenwood, the unique mix of elegant and purposely fitted out premises, together with a relaxed, fun and educational environment has ensured the school's success and excellent reputation to date.
At Cooks Academy, we are very lucky to have such a superb team of professional, highly qualified cooks and chefs who together ensure so many different aspects of cookery are taught, as well as instilling confidence and enthusiasm in students.
Cooks Academy is proud to work with preferred suppliers in the areas of kitchen fit out, appliances and cooking equipment. We have based the decisions on who we work with on the basis of high quality and durability and these include some of the world's top brands whom we recommend for your kitchen. Cooks Academy provides all ingredients and equipment for courses.
- 1 Week Cookery courses
- 1 Month Cooks Academy Certificate course
- Evening Cookery lessons
- Saturday / Sunday Cookery workshops
- Lunch & Learn Short 50-Minute Cookery classes
- Group Cookery classes
- Dublin Wine Academy courses
* For demonstration classes, you are handed recipes & are invited to ask questions while tasting everything that the tutor prepares.
* Hands-on classes are different & involve students doing the cooking sometimes individually, in pairs or in groups.
9. Baking Academy of Ireland, Dublin
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The Baking Academy of Ireland in Dublin offers hands-on courses in bread and cake baking, chocolate making and sugar craft cake decoration. Our courses are for everybody, the novice and the dedicated amateur. All we require is that you have a desire to learn the art of making real bread, cakes, pastry, chocolates and sugar craft decoration. The most important aspect of our courses is that you learn by doing – you will have fun and you get to bring your creations home. Our baking courses are not only rewarding but are enjoyable and great fun.
We are located in Palmerstown Village, Dublin 20, and at Rosse Court, Balgaddy, West Dublin. Both venues are located close to the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. When you take a course in the Baking Academy you enter a unique space dedicated to the world of baking. We are not cooks or chefs – we are professional and dedicated bakers, confectioners, pastry and sugar craft specialists.
Kerry Fiddles located in Kerry, south west of Ireland offer traditional Irish Fiddle lessons for complete beginner and intermediate adults. Even if you have never played any musical instrument before, by the end of the week you’ll be playing your first tune on the fiddle!
Morning classes are a hoot, there’s no music theory, no pressure and no rush. Afternoons are free to explore the most beautiful part of Ireland. For Intermediates, it’s a chance to devote a week to your music, to getting new tunes, improving technique and learning how to teach yourself.
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