Ya i did the course for the last two years. Its mainly aimed at singer/songwriters but instrumentalists are also encouraged. Its handy to have a bit of theory as well as they tend to rush through that. its a good course, a good way to spend the year. the main thing i got out of it tho was the contacts u make. u really get to know other musicians around the city.
You'll hav to wait until next year to apply tho, n get ur application in early,
I did the course about 3 years ago and thought it was brilliant. Its full time though and takes up a lot of hours... you are in college till 6pm every day and then you have projects and practice to be doing but its well worth it. you do a little bit of everything from live and studio recording, songwriting and music theory, and promoting and managing a band. its hard enough to get into the course because so many people apply so do your research as they ask lots of questions at the interview so only those who are really interested get in.
Applied ta do the course few years ago but didn't get in something like 266 people applied for for about 20 spots so came over to Cardiff to do it, can't speak for CSN but haven great laugh over here and the gear here is daycent all top stuff Pro-Tools, Analog tapes machines etc all industry standard
Pulse Recording College in Dublin is a fantastic course, probobly the best in Ireland if recording is what your looking to learn.
Very, very extensive, top class studios (Pro-Tools, Analog tapes, Post -Production Studio - Flood used it a lot when I was there while New Order, JJ72 and Sam Mumba were all working on albums). Expensive though.
The Music Managment course in Ballyfermot College, Dublin is pretty good. Its 2 years I think with an optional 3rd year if my memory serves me. My friend is doing it at the moment and can't speak highly enough about it.
Send them an email and they'll send you a prospectus.