Music - Creative Music Technologies

The programme is concerned with a range of areas relating to music technology, including composition, sound recording and engineering, computer music programming, and acoustics.

The MA offers full use of computer resources at the Music Technology Labs at Maynooth University; access to studio space, with the possibility of working towards recording and production projects; opportunities to have compositions performed; individual tutorial time with a designated advisor; expert advice on musical and technical issues from composers and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields.

Subjects taught

The course is structured around a number of options covering all aspects of Computer Music, from acoustics to computer programming, including audio signal processing, synthesis and recording engineering. In addition, students will complete a research project, which can take the form a composition portfolio or a thesis in a computer music-related topic. Foreign language instruction is also available through the Maynooth University Language Centre.

-ANTHROPOLOGY
-APPLIED LINGUISTICS & INTERCULTURAL STUDIES
-CHINESE STUDIES
- COMPARATIVE CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
-CREATIVE MUSIC TECHNOLOGIES
-CREATIVE WRITING
-CRITICAL AND CREATIVE MEDIA
- ENGLISH: LITERATURES OF ENGAGEMENT
-EUROPEAN HISTORY
-FRENCH
-GEOGRAPHY
- GEOGRAPHY: SPATIAL JUSTICE
-INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
-INTERNATIONAL PEACEBUILDING, SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE
-IRISH HISTORY
-IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC
- LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT & DEFENCE STUDIES
-LOCAL HISTORY
-MEDIEVAL IRISH STUDIES
-MILITARY HISTORY AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
-MUSIC COMPOSITION
-MUSICOLOGY
-NUA-GHAEILGE
-PERFORMANCE & MUSICOLOGY
-PHILOSOPHY
-SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Entry requirements

Honours degree normally with a minimum of Grade 2.1. Students with a primary degree other than Music would normally have to demonstrate some degree of musical training and affinity. Interview required. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:
Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study. For information about English language tests accepted and required scores, please see here. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and International applicants.

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

Application dates

Closing Date : 30 June 2024
Online application only to PAC

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Fees

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

Enrolment dates

Commences in September

Post Course Info

Recent graduates have been employed in the following areas:
- PhD study in electronic music composition
- PhD study in musical interface design
- Music software development
- Music Production
- Post-production
- Sound engineering
- Third level education
- Arts Administration
- Radio production

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    PAC