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
*Performance sound applications
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.