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Music Degree & Diploma Courses in Dublin, Ireland

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Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) - Dublin:
Situated in The Coombe area of Dublin, close to Temple Bar and the city centre, Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) Dublin provides fully-accredited, intensive music courses in for students who are committed to a career in music or the music industry. We offer a 4-year, full-time Bachelor of Arts Degree program in Commercial Modern Music with instrument specializations in guitar, bass, drums, vocals and songwriting. We also provide a 1-year CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship (Performance or Songwriting).

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4-Year Full-Time Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree Program in Commercial Modern Music:
The BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music is a 4-year programme which has been designed specifically for performing artists, songwriters and those running commercial music projects who want to gain a degree-level qualification, while at the same time fulfilling their creative and commercial potential.

The course encourages musicians to develop their performance skills whilst developing their career goals using a deadline-driven project management approach, keeping focus on the individual's aspirations. The course is validated by the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Instrument specializations include:
- Guitar
- Bass
- Drums
- Songwriting
- Vocals

1-year CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship:
The BIMM Dublin CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship (Performance or Songwriting) is comprised of three key modules from the BIMM Dublin BA Honours programme. It is an ideal course for anyone who wishes to further their musical abilities, but cannot make the commitment or lacks the entry requirements to undertake a full-time programme.

The course  and is validated by the Dublin Institute of Technology. Students who successfully complete the CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship will be awarded 30 ECTS credits. CPD Diploma students are registered DIT students with access to a wide range of services and facilities provided within the Institute. The course may allow for progression onto a BA Honours programme. Modules include:

Techniques:
This module is designed to develop your technical ability in an applied way to push your instrument playing to the next level. 

Styles:
Styles-based performance workshops designed to increase your knowledge of the sounds and skills associated with different styles of music.

Music Theory and Notation:
A comprehensive study of the theory behind the music, including practical applications of theoretical concepts.

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Sound Training College, Dublin
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Situated in Temple Bar, the social and cultural heart of Dublin, Sound Training College (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 College 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
Secret School of Sound, Dublin
Courses / Programs
The Secret School of Sound is a sound training centre offering a range of short courses and weekend workshops in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, DJing and music production. Based in the heart of Dublin city, our courses are taught by respected industry professionals. What’s more, our classes are extremely competitively priced, with regular special offers and a 10% unemployed & student discount to make our classes accessible to all.

Our software courses take place in The Suite, a fully equipped audio production and education suite housed in The Twisted Pepper. Our DJ courses are held in The Basement venue of The Twisted Pepper in Dublin city centre, where students can learn to DJ and practice on one of Ireland’s best club sound systems. The location is 30 seconds walk from the Abbey Street LUAS stop, one minute from all major bus routes serving O’ Connell Street, and 5 minutes walk from Connolly Station.
- Ableton Live (Beginner & Intermediate)
- Logic Pro
- DJ Classes
- Music Production Workshops
The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin
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The Gaiety School of Acting - The National Theatre School of Ireland is Ireland's premier training facility for actors located in Temple Bar in Dublin city centre. Set up by Joe Dowling in 1986 due to the lack of availability of actor training in Ireland at the time, the school has since gone from strength to strength and now runs a wide range of courses for all ages.

As well as it's two year, full time intensive actor training course, The GSA also runs year long part time actor training courses, short term part time courses for adults, courses for kids and teenagers and also a programme of courses for international students.
- Full Time Actor Training
- One Year Part Time Actor Training
- Adult Introduction to Drama
- Adult Page to Stage
- Adult Acting for Camera
- Stage Combat
- Musical Theatre
- Dramatic Writing
- Young Gaiety: 4-16 yrs
- Youth Theatre: 16-19 yrs
- Make a Movie
- Summer Camps
- Educate Schools Drama Programme
- Irish Theatre Summer School
- Irish Theatre January Term
- Original Theatre Project
Piano Academy of Ireland, Rathgar
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The Piano Academy of Ireland is a quality music and piano school offering a wide range of music and piano classes that enables students of all ages, levels and abilities to allow music to play an important role in their lives. We are based in Rathgar, a suburb of Dublin, approximately 3 km south of the city centre. With a proud passion for teaching for more than 12 years, our on-going inspiration is found in our students from all corners of Dublin and beyond and in the commitment, energy and expertise of our teachers.

The Piano Academy of Ireland celebrates the piano and we invite people of all ages, levels and abilities to enjoy the piano. Whether a complete beginner or about to enter a career in music, whether only 3 years old or 83 years old, we welcome you. With teachers to cater for everyone and their needs, there is a place for all to explore this beautiful instrument.

The academy plays a significant role in the expansion and advancement of Ireland’s pianistic educational programme contributing to society. We are deeply dedicated, through music education, performance and appreciation, to inspiring and motivating students, enabling them to shine through music.
Music / Piano courses for all ages and levels:

- One-on-one piano tuition (classical and jazz) for children and adults
- Jazz piano tuition and group jazz improvisation class
- Pre-Instrumental classes for ages 3-6 years
- Children's Choir for ages 6-12 years
- Children's Musicianship course
- Junior Cert Music course
- Leaving Cert Music course
- Adult Music Appreciation course
- RIAM Diploma course
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.
Poppyhill School of Recording
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Poppyhill School of Recording is a leading Sound and Music Technology School located in Naas, Co Kildare, Ireland. All our courses are validated by City & Guilds. We also offer industry recognised certification from Digidesign and Apple. Poppyhill School of Recording is a satellite centre for the Institute of Music &. Technology, London, one of the leading Audio, Music Technology and Multimedia training colleges in the U.K. Through our association with I.M.T. we offer expert training in Sound Engineering and Music Technology. We are also an approved Digidesign training centre and Apple training centre offering certified courses in industry standard music composition, audio recording and sound-for-picture applications such as Pro Tools, Logic studio and Soundtrack Pro.
- City & Guilds Sound Engineering & Music Technology
- City & Guilds Music Technology PLUS!
- Pro Tools Training
- Apple Logic Pro and Soundtrack Pro Training