Music & Media Technologies

Course Description
In recognition of a shared interest in Information Technology and a growing awareness of its relevance for music, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Music initiated a Master programme in Music and Media Technologies in Trinity in 1996.

A particular feature of this programme is a balanced approach to musical and technological topics. Musically, a strong emphasis is placed on the development of adaptable compositional skills, while technological topics are addressed from both a hands-on workstation/studio exposure and a fundamental mathematical and scientific basis, which focuses on musically relevant issues.

The first two semesters form a self-contained Postgraduate Diploma course which provides the necessary musical and technological skills to allow creative individuals to engage in computer-assisted composition and production, apply software tools for the music and New Media industries and/or enter the arena of music-on-screen; production for New Media products.

The third (summer) semester of study, leading to the M.Phil. degree, is an option open to those achieving a sufficient standard in their first & second semester module assignments and exams. Students are required to complete a thesis which can be of a musical or technological nature.

The programme covers a wide range of subjects within the general field of music technology, and provide students with a fully professional qualification. The programme can be taken full-time over a 12 month period or part-time over a 24 month period.

Entry requirements

Acceptance for the course is based on an overall assessment, which takes into account:
•Musical/compositional/artistic and/or technological ability as evidenced by a portfolio submission
•Formal musical knowledge - ideally level 5/6
•References
•Interview

Duration

1 year full time 2 years part time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2020

More details
  • Qualification letters

    M. Phil.

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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