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A7276 Video & Sound Technology - BEng
  • Programme Code:
    Course Level:
    Level 7
    Art & Design
    1 Year Programme following Level 6 Higher Certificate LC276
    Limerick (Moylish)

    What is the programme about?
    This programme provides students with an increased level of understanding to become multi-skilled in the operation and maintenance of equipment used in Television production and broadcasting. The student’s ability to function as a member of a team is increased by the development, management and implementation of a major event, while a Final Year Project allows the student to showcase their individual abilities. This programme will move the student forward from a Higher Certificate to levels of proficiency and expertise of the broadcasting industry.
    Students on the Video and Sound programme will benefit from access to industry-experienced lecturers who give students the thorough, hands-on and personal support they need to make the most of their education.

    Who is the programme suited to?
    This programme acts as an additional year to the Level 6 Higher Certificate in Video & Sound Technology.

    Programme Aims:
    The overall purpose of the programme is to provide Video and Sound Technology graduates with a range of skillsets relevant to professional video, sound, television broadcasting and related careers. The programme is designed to develop the learner’s creative and technical ability to function as a member of a broadcast production team in a practical setting. The programme is ideal if you seek a career in technical operations in television.

    Top 3 Reasons
    1. High quality facilities.
    2. Practical, hands-on experience with Wired FM.
    3. Industry-experienced lecturers who give you the thorough, hands-on and personal support you need to make the most of your education.

    Class Contact Hours
    22 hours per week

    Awarding Body
    Limerick Institute of Technology

    Other Information

    What standard of Mathematics is required for entry to this course?
    A minimum of Grade D3 in Ordinary Level Maths is recommended.

    Do I need to have Physics or Engineering in the Leaving Certificate to apply for the course?
    No. Camera optics, electricity and sound are studied in 1st year but no prior knowledge is assumed.

    What is the breakdown of course contact hours between the Practical and Theoretical element of the course?
    An emphasis is placed on the practical element of the course with the breakdown being approximately 50:50. Your career opportunities are significantly broadened if you develop a good portfolio of practical work during your studies.

    Do I need to have any practical experience before applying to this course?
    While having experience is a great benefit, we assume that first year students don't have any and so we start at a fundamental level.

    My interest lies mainly in film as opposed to broadcast, will this course give me the same grounding in this area?
    The course is primarily focussed on the technology and operations of the broadcast industry. However, there are opportunities to develop short films as part of assignments and we run a successful annual Film Festival for which students are encouraged to develop their own films.

    Do I need do have my own camera equipment for this course?
    No. While some students do find it beneficial to purchase and use their own personal equipment, camera, sound, lighting and editing equipment is provided for use in undertaking assignments associated with your studies.

    I haven’t been accepted for a Music or Sound Engineering course. Is the Video & Sound programme a good alternative?
    Many people apply to the course with sound engineering and music recording in mind. However, the Video & Sound Technology programme is aimed towards the Broadcast Industry and the technology and operations of video and television, of which audio does play a part but isn't the only focus. LIT’s BSc in Music Technology is more sound engineering orientated.

    Can I progress to a Level 8 degree from this course?
    Yes. Many graduates choose to pursue their education to our Level 8 BSc (Hons) in Audio and Video Production.


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