Course Code: 5M2011
This music plc course is designed for students who are seeking to pursue a career in music performance or continue to further music education at third level. The programme modules compliment the creative music performance work of the student by giving a broad knowledge base on the music industry, composition and theory skills. Students also perform regularly in live music venues in Galway City as part of their assessment and work experience.
GCC Registration Fee of €250 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:
An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except
We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on www.inisgov.ie to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact http://www.gretb.ie .
Work experience takes place throughout the academic year in different areas of the music industry including recording, concerts, sessions, teaching or event production.
Perform in Galway city and record in professional studios. Publish your music on the latest Sibelius software. Preparation for University and ABRSM examinations
QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.
Students are expected to play their chosen instrument/voice to a high performance standard. Auditions take place at the end of August where applicants are required to perform two short and contrasting pieces.
Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.
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Previous students have gained part-time employment as sessions musicians as well as freelance work with a variety of bands and ensembles. A number of students are currently working full-time in the area of music performance and production.
The music performance course in GCC is great for any upcoming and even established musicians. I learned a lot about live performance and how the industry works. The course did wonders for my practical application of music theory and expanded my interest into many different genres. The support and opportunities afforded to me by the tutor Mark Keane helped me to grow and expand my work in Galway's thriving music scene.