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Music – Music & Event Management Diploma (HND) Level 6 Higher

Course Code: PMH

Duration: 2 Years

Over 2 years, music & event management students learn to plan tours for bands or artists, and organise and manage live gig events.



Do you want to run a Record Label, plan a tour for a band or artist, organise an event, work at a festival? Have you got what it takes to work in the Music Industry Then the Music Management Course is for you. Students on this course learn about the Music Business and how it operates in the 21st Century. Combining both academic and practical elements the course equips students with the knowledge and confidence to successfully manage their career in the Music Industry. If the Music Management Course is for you then apply to the Higher National Diploma in Music Management. We look forward to meeting you.


Year 1

  • The Music Industry
  • Marketing and Promotion for Musicians.
  • Professional Development
  • Music Copyright
  • The Monetisation of Music
  • Music Event Management
  • The Live Music Business
  • Creative Software Techniques

Year 2

  • Creative Research Project
  • Music and Brands
  • Artist Management
  • Getting the Right Deals.
  • Advanced Music Event Management
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Social Media Practice


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Music & event management students learn to plan a tour for a band or artist, organise and manage an event, work at festivals, learn entrepreneurial skills


Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two H5/O1 and three O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI level 5 award with a merit profile such as PMC Music Management & Production or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).


HND in Music Management

This award is made by the UK awarding body BTEC Pearson.  A Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6.

QQI Comparability Statement

plan a tour for a band or artist, organise and manage an event,


Graduates may gain exemption from one or two years of degree courses in the UK. Graduates who achieve a merit/distinction may apply for entry to BA (Hons) in Media Production Management in BCFE.