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Commercial Modern Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music at Dublin Institute Of Technology is a 4 year programme which has been designed specifically for guitarists, bass players, drummers, vocalists, songwriters, and those running commercial music projects who want to gain a Level 8 qualification in modern music, while at the same time fulfilling their creative and commercial potential.
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Overview

The Commercial Modern Music programme at Dublin Institute of Technology encourages musicians to hone live performance skills whilst simultaneously developing career goals focusing on the individual’s aspirations (which may include, but not be limited to, being a professional performer, professional songwriter/ producer, music manager/ publisher, academic researcher/ teacher).

Career Opportunities

At Dublin Institute Of Technology 85% of  our  2016/17 group of graduates were employed within  6 months of graduation with 85% of these graduates working specifically in the music industry as artists and performers, session musicians, within artist management, record labels, music publishing and live music production. Many graduates have also gone on to pursue postgraduate studies in fields such as performance, music research, composition and teaching. BIMM Institute Dublin graduates have toured the world with high profile artists such as James Vincent McMorrow and Dua Lipa.

BIMMgroup students have scored an unprecedented thirty UK Top 40 singles and Top 20 albums including The Kooks (who have sold over 2 million albums), Beth Rowley and Kate Walsh.

BIMM Institute Brighton student Tom Odell’s debut album ‘Long Way Down’ reached No. 1 in the UK Charts. In 2013, and he was nominated for two Brit Awards for and won ‘Songwriter of the Year’ at the Ivor Novello Awards in 2014.

BIMM Institute Brighton guitar student James Bay won the 2015 BRIT’s Critics’ Choice award. Enjoying chart success and sell-out tours, James’ single ‘Hold back the river’ reached number 2 and his album reached number 1 in the UK charts.

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:

  • Styles
  • Techniques
  • Music Business & Study Skills
  • Song writing Techniques
  • Styles Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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.
  • EU/EEA

    3819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3819 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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