Music - Community Music

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.

Subjects taught

Programme Content
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

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.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

What to include with your application

Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate or passport

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where

English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate
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Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, any interviews or auditions (as required by the Course Director) during the application process will now take place virtually.


1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

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


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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