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Festival Management & Sound Production

Festival Management & Sound Production

The aim of the course is to provide trainees with the skills required to succeed in the festival and event industry.The course addresses the growing requirement for trained professionals in this expanding sector.The course also aims to ultimately contribute a number of indigenous festivals and events; as well as the companies and professionals required to service all aspects of them.



  • Applicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age.
  • Leaving Certificate, or equivalent Advanced IT Skills
  • Those with an interest or experience in the festival/event/sound production sectors who wish to progress themselves in the festival and event sector.
  • Capable of working on own initiative and as part of a team. Problem solving abilities and a flair for troubleshooting.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Those who are thinking of, or have recently, started their own business in the festival/event sector.
  • Those who wish to stage festivals/events in their locality to create employment.
  • Relevant experience in Public Relations, Advertising or ICT is desireable

Information session and brief discussion may form part of the selection process and an Interview where applicable.

  • Induction
  • Music Business
  • Communications
  • Customer Care
  • Festival & Event Management
  • Sound Engineering
  • Live Sound (and Lighting)
  • Music Production
  • Job Seeking
  • Enterprise Skills
  • Work Experience

On completion of the training programme trainees will be able to:

  • Plan, manage and implement a festival/event, demonstrating knowledge of all core relevant elements.
  • Critically assess a festival/event from a management and organizational point of view Manage the technical sound and lighting production of an event.
  • Demonstrate confident communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal,on an individual and group basis.
  • Develop a best-practice customer care policy in the context of Festival/Event Management.
  • Produce a creative piece of music using digital techniques.
  • Produce multi-track studio audio recordings, demonstrating evidence of accomplishment and best practice in the field.
  • Consolidate skills learned in the course on in-company work placements with key companies in the festival/event industry.
  • Reflect on work placement and develop a career plan.
  • Identify possibilities for innovation and entrepreneurial activity in the festival sector.
  • Utilize skills learned on the course (and contacts created via in-company training at key Irish events) to activelyidentify and seek employment.

Course Starting 16 November 2015
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