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Arts - Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
The BA Arts - Music at University College Cork now offers three pathways after first year. You can study for the BA Arts-Music (3yrs), BMus (4 yrs) or the BA Arts-Music International (4yrs).
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Overview

Regardless of which pathway you wish to pursue, in First Year of this Arts - Music you will take courses providing key foundational skills in Music and two further Arts subjects offered through the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.

As part of your degree you will gain experience and understanding of music in contemporary society. You will experience classical, popular, jazz, film, Irish traditional and world music. We integrate practical study alongside academic and theoretical courses. You will have a considerable choice of music-related options, allowing you to build up a distinctive profile as a composer, songwriter, performer, producer, educator or worker within the cultural and music industries.

The BA (Hons) Arts-Music at University College Cork combines two kinds of learning. First, students create music through solo and ensemble performance, improvisation, composition, aural training, applied work in education or in the computer music studio. Second, you investigate music in historical and contemporary cultures worldwide. Much of the degree is selected by you from a very wide set of choices.

Career

BA (Hons) Arts - Music graduates have a great record for finding employment. Employers recognise Music degrees as being particularly rich in transferable skills, and varied in breadth of learning, a facet reinforced by inclusion of a second subject area taken to graduate level. 

The result is a graduate who is both versatile and very broadly competent. BMus graduates are highly trained and self-reliant specialists, with the strength of an additional year’s maturation and expertise. They are in much demand professionally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 or 4 years if following the BMus or BA Arts-Music (International) pathway

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Western Music, Culture and Media
  • ITM Studies and Introduction to World Music
  • Gamelan and Solo Recital
  • Ensemble
  • Digital Composition and Music Theory
  • Composition and Music Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

  • Additional requirements: Applicants are also required to pass a music entrance exam and will be called for this automatically once the application is made through the CAO.  
  • Mature students: Applicants should apply directly through the CAO, include a statement of interest, and must also apply separately to sit the Mature Student Admissions Pathway (MSAP) test. 
  • Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate.  In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2685 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2685 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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