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DK 860 - Applied Music

Course Type: CAO and Third Level
Institute Name: Dundalk Institute of Technology - CAO
Fee: -
Duration: 4 Years
Course Locations: Louth

Course Details

Course Code: DK860

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Music

Music performance is a central focus of the programme where you may specialise in your chosen performance genre. Students also take part in the various music ensembles including music theatre, rock/pop and traditional groups, choir and orchestra, along with regular masterclasses from visiting professionals. In years three and four we offer specialisms in composition, performance (classical, traditional, rock/pop), music technology, music education and community, musicology and ethnomusicology. The programme is also approved for entry into the H.Dip.Ed. for second-level school teaching.

Careers may include:

*Music teaching in schools

(on completion of a PGDip.)

*Music teaching privately and in private schools

*Music technology and music software development

*Composing, arranging, publishing, realization and editing

*Production and management

*Broadcasting employment opportunities

*Music performance: solo or ensemble

*Library, archival work

*Community arts employment

*Arts administration

*Performance sound applications

Minimum requirements:

Leaving Cert Music (or an equivalent qualification, or demonstrative performance ability) is also desirable. Applications are invited from students with diverse music backgrounds including Traditional/Folk, Classical, Popular, Contemporary, Jazz.

Applicants will be required to undertake an interview and aural test at Easter. Instrumental, vocal or other performance will be a key part of this, and points will be awarded for the audition. Applicants with an interest in composition may submit a portfolio of their works. The criteria for assessment will be aural aptitude, performance ability and general music knowledge.

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