Established in 1990, Pulse College has grown from strength to strength since acquiring the world famous Windmill Lane Recording Studios – attracting celebrity clients including U2, 50 Cent, Kings of Leon, The Script and more recently Lady Gaga.
Its state of the art facilities encompass five professional recording studios, post-production facilities, gaming development labs, and film and green screen studios, making it an attractive prospect to students eager to break into an increasingly competitive industry.
Introductory and short courses are offered up to FETAC Level 6 and Level 8 diplomas, along with City & Guilds 300 level. All courses are delivered by industry professionals who have worked with the recording artists mentioned above; on TV productions such as 'Game of Thrones'; and with Games Ireland.
Ian Brady, Windmill Lane Recording Studios, told IFTN that Pulse College offers students direct access to industry with commercialised facilities spanning Windmill Lane's HDX capabilities and their Film and Games departments - offering full TV production and broadcast capabilities and Ireland's only gaming incubation space based in the IFSC.
Entry requirements for all diplomas are dependent upon an interview and a high level of expertise in their proposed field. Degree applications are decided by an audition and portfolio, requiring at least 250 points in the Leaving cert and other specific requirements for each field such as Grade 5 in Music Production.
'Creative practical learners tend to excel in our courses,' Mr Brady said. 'As we educate and lead by example our students get the benefits of learning academic modules while using industry standard facilities. This greatly eases the learning process by placing the students in a setting where they enjoy what they are doing, easing their time studying.'
Recent graduates who have already achieved note-worthy success include degree student Brian Sheil who was nominated for both International Recording Engineer and International Producer of the year at The Music Producers Guild Awards 2013, in the UK.
Other alumni are now working throughout the world with U2, Lego Games and, closer to home, with Brown Bag media and Windmill Lane Pictures.
Pulse College's full-time staff members are comprised of sound engineers who operate at the top of their game, having worked with 50 Cent and Lady Gaga. Other high level guest lecturers include Ger McDonnell, who has worked with U2, Van Morrison and The Priests; and Farah Abushwesha, who delivers scriptwriting seminars with the BAFTAs.
Further information can be found at: www.pulsecollege.eu