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Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The Bachelor of Music full-time degree programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology is designed to educate music students to a professional level as performers (both classical and Irish traditional). It also prepares students for careers as instrumental or vocal teachers, as composers and musicology graduates. 
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Overview

Career Opportunities

Graduates may proceed to careers as soloists or group performers in the orchestral, vocal or Irish traditional fields or as composers or teachers in the public or private sector. A significant number of graduates have been accepted into prestigious postgraduate programmes at home and abroad.

What will I Study?

This four-year programme places a major emphasis on performance combined with supporting academic study. Areas studied include composition techniques; history of music; aural training; an introduction to education studies; music technology; supporting musicianship. In years three and four, students choose a strand which enables them to concentrate on one of the following: Performance, Composition, Pedagogy, Irish Traditional Music or Musicology. 

Participation in ensembles is a core element in the programme. Ensembles include Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Choral Society, Chamber Choir, Opera Ensemble, Irish Traditional Music Ensemble, Big Band and Early Music Ensemble.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Performance Studies 
  • Composition Techniques 
  • History of Music 
  • Aural Awareness and Analysis 
  • Introductory Module in Irish Music 
  • Music Technology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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