Ethnomusicology

The MA in Ethnomusicology is a one-year full-time taught MA course that considers music in its cultural and social contexts. It engages with the study of Irish Traditional Music, Popular Music, World Music in both practical and academic modes. Course work emphasises the value of fieldwork coupled with a strong theoretical grounding. It supports both continued research and teaching at tertiary and secondary education levels, as well as having application in a variety of other institutional settings.

Key Fact
The MA in Ethnomusicology has featured participation in academic conferences of the Society for Ethnomusicology, the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology and the International Council for Traditional Music in recent years.

Entry requirements

A primary degree in a suitable discipline (e.g. Anthropology, Music, Cultural Studies and Folklore) with a first or second class honours, or an approved professional qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). An interview will be required in all cases, as well as an audition where necessary. Candidates may be required to submit additional audio visual and/or written material. Applications from graduates with music and/or dance experience are especially welcome.

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
• Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques
• Media Technologies for Performing Arts & Art Research
• Introduction to Ritual Studies
• History of Ethnomusicology
• Music Ethnography

Options: students can choose one option from the list below

• Broadening through Awareness, Activism and the Arts (Postgraduate)
• Independent Study 1
• Writing and Documentation of Arts Practice 1
• Academic Literacies for International Postgraduate Students 1

Spring Semester
• Critical Engagements with Irish Traditional Music
• The Anthropology of Music
• World Music Survey

Options: students can choose one option from the list below

• Independent Study 2
• Critical Contexts of Arts Management and Cultural Policy
• Writing and documentation of Arts Practice 2

Summer Semester
• Final Presentation

Duration

1 year Full Time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Career areas:
The degree course is designed to meet the continuing education needs of graduates in music and in cognate and closely related disciplines. The course is also designed to cater to the occupational and vocational needs of the following professions: university and college lecturers in ethnomusicology, secondary teachers of music, professional music performers, music archivists, music administrators, music educators, and media specialists.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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