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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Our Course (DMAT)

To find out what it’s like in DIT and what the profession entails.

04 January 2016

Welcome to our weekly issue of 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Our Course.

In this week’s issue, we ask the lecturers from the Diploma in Music and Audio Technology (DMAT) on what it’s like in DMAT and what the field entails.
- DMIT Editor

1. DMAT is different from secondary school because ...

You have to be very independent in your learning! In the vast world of music and audio technology, there are many different areas that you can choose to concentrate on. It is therefore quite impossible to teach you everything. We will provide you with the foundational knowledge to get you up and running and it’s really up to you to find your area of interest and to explore deeper into it!

2. A lot of your time will be spent on ...

Creating and producing musical content! Most of your learning is pretty much hands-on and you will find yourself spending a lot of time practicing and refining the way that you create and produce content.

3. A background in music is not essential, but ...

It is definitely helpful if you have dabbled in some form of musical activity. Whether is it playing a guitar, writing your own songs, or playing in a band, the experience that you have gained from these musical activities will go a long way in helping you understand and to apply the skills that are taught to you.

4. The fun thing about DMAT is ...

The DMAT culture! The heartbeat of the school, DMAT is well known for its vibrant and lively atmosphere. Along with the strong camaraderie amongst students and lecturers, it makes the culture quite infectious! The many musical activities that students participate in also help to foster new friendships and build a team spirit, making the learning experience a rewarding and fulfilling one!

5. To do well in this profession, you must have ...

The determination, tenacity and the ability to “perform” under stress. This does not just mean performing well on stage. It also means being able to perform under stress in all other aspects of the music making process, such as mixing a live show or writing a hit song in a day!

6. The DMAT Record Label lets you learn from the masters ...

The Record Label Project (in the Production Workshop modules) is specially designed for students (the Apprentice) to learn the tricks of the trade from the lecturers (the Masters) using the Master-Apprenticeship model. You will get to experience the entire process of music production and get a taste of life as a music professional!




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