Music - Community Music

The MA offers a comprehensive grounding in the skills and knowledge needed to function as a successful community musician in a range of contexts. The course is aimed at musicians who want to extend or develop the abilities needed to facilitate the expressive work of others and work effectively with a wide range of people in diverse settings. Students attain practical perspectives and hands-on experiences in the emerging field of Community Music in conjunction with developing the skills required to realise projects from their inception to their final execution.

Key Fact
The MA Community Music is the only programme of its kind offered in Ireland. The course includes content such as music facilitation skills, group work, fundraising, evaluation, project planning and development and research. Students work with a range of experienced guest lecturers including Ceol Connected's founder, Dr Thomas Johnston and artistic director of Beyond the Bark, Dr Emma Fisher.

Entry requirements

Primary degree in a suitable discipline with first or second class honours or an approved equivalent qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Or an equivalent capability based on prior professional experience.
A performance audition and interview will be required in all cases. Additional audio, visual or written material may be required.

Garda clearance is also required for this programme.

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
• Community Music Skills 1
• Community Music in Context
• Independent Study 1
• Colloquium 1

Spring Semester
• Community Music Skills 2
• Community Music Project
• Critical Contexts for Arts
• Management and Cultural Policy
• Independent Study 2
• Colloquium 2

Summer Semester
• Final Presentation

Duration

1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Careers
Orchestral outreach, Prison and Probation Service, Schools, Day Care settings, health settings, Youth Service, Local Authority, Arts Councils, Adult Education, Multicultural Arts groups.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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