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Music & Technology

Overview
The Masters in Music & Technology have a very practical, hands-on approach. Our ethos is that this cross-disciplinary programme will foster a combination of technical know-how and confidence with creativity and musicality. A Master of Arts award or Master of Science Award can be chosen depending on the student’s pathway through the programme.

The Masters in Music & Technology offers training and experience to enhance the talents and skills necessary to work in the creative industries of the future. The programme takes full advantage of the CSM’s state-of-the-art performance spaces, Recording Suite (Live, Control, and Editing rooms), Electronic Music Studio, dedicated laboratories and many performance opportunities. A cross-faculty body of experienced lecturers and practitioners in the field delivers the programme. Learners from different disciplines will be able confidently and competently to interact with, and find employment within, several fields of study and industry. Adding this training to the opportunity to work with some of the finest up-and-coming musicians in Ireland, from all walks of life, will result in an exceptional Music Technologist.

The programme aims to enable learners from different disciplines to interact confidently and competently to with, and find employment within, several fields of study and industry.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applications are invited by way of a submitted on-line application form and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in July/August, if required, where the applicant must display musical competence. Normally, an Honours 2.2 Degree in a cognate area is required and work-based experience is an advantage. Recognition is given for relevant prior learning where the applicant does not have a relevant Honours Degree (www.cit.ie/rpl), and the applicant should contact the course coordinator.

Duration

Full-Time: 1 Year (3 Semesters).
Part-Time: Please contact Course Coordinator.

Delivery
Full-time
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week: 13
Which days: Monday to Friday

Part Time: Arrangements should be discussed with the course coordinator.

The first two semesters (September - January and January - June) each have a 30-credit load, delivered through a combination of 5-credit mandatory and elective modules. Independent work is undertaken over the final June - August period in respect of a 30-credit project. The type of award, MA or MSc, depends on the nature of the project undertaken during this period.

Number of credits

90 ECTS

Further enquiries

Hugh McCarthy
Department of Musicianship & Academic Studies
CIT Cork School of Music
E: hugh.mccarthy@cit.ie
T: +353 (0)21 480 7324

Subjects taught

Modules
All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

The elective modules afford the learner the opportunity to broaden his/her skills set in other disciplines or to deepen his/her skills set in Music Technology. The elective modules offered in any given year are delivered subject to demand and resource availability.

SEMESTER 1
Recording Studio 1
Computer Music 1
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Elective
Problem Solving & Programming
Interpreting Sound & Music
Audio Electronics
Digital Culture
Marketing & Media Law
Core Instrumental Studies 5
Core Instrumental Studies 7
Devised Performance Project
Ethics & Aesthetics

SEMESTER 2
Recording Studio 2
Computer Music 2
Sound Synthesis

Elective
Music & Technology 4 - Live Sound
Audio Signal Processing
Cybercultures
Core Instrumental Studies 6
Core Instrumental Studies 8
Devised Performance Project
Lighting Design

SEMESTER 3
Elective
MA: Electronic Composition Project (30 ECTS)
MSc: Music & Technology Research (30 ECTS)

Comment

Location: CIT Cork School of Music (CSM), Union Quay, Cork (primarily) and CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Application date

EU Applicant: Closing date: June 30th 2018.
International Applicant: May 31st 2018.

Course fee

EU Applicants: €4,000
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to: http://www.citsu.ie/_7-levy

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at www.cit.ie/pay

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail fees@cit.ie with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at www.cit.ie/pay or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail admissions@cit.ie

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email fees@cit.ie).

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

Application
Visit: csm.cit.ie
Closing date: August 20th, but late applications may be facilitated.

International Student
To apply, please email the following documents to international@cit.ie:

Completed application form available from: http://international.cit.ie/how-to-apply

Plus:
1. Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document

2. School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)

3. Third Level Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants)

4. 2 Academic Reference Letters

5. English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Certificate, Minimum accepted score = 6.0 or equivalent (Note: Some courses may require a higher minimum IELTS score.)

6. 1 Passport Sized Photograph

7. Official Translation to English of all documentation which is not in English.

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