We have designed the Composition programme of the Royal Irish Academy of Music to bring students to the highest level in music composition. It is supported by academic studies and complemented by performance studies. This ensures that the developing composer is equipped with the necessary skills and attributes to make a successful career.
This degree is unique in the Irish musical landscape fostering integration and collaboration with your performance peers. We admit a maximum of four students per year. This guarantees the necessary individual attention required for each student to be nurtured, find their individual voice and blossom. Furthermore the small student cohort ensures meaningful performance opportunities for works composed.
- Composition (Acoustic)
- Composition (Electro-acoustic)
- Harmony & Counterpoint
- History of Music
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Musical Curriculum Vitae
- Two written recommendations
- Proof of competence in English
- Personal statement
- Transcript of school examination results
- Portfolio of 5 original compositions
International20600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20600 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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