Institution / Trinity College Dublin
City scape

Music & Media Technologies

In recognition of a shared interest in Information Technology and a growing awareness of its relevance for music, the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the Department of Music initiated a Masters 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 and second semesters comprise 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.

Continuing on to do a thesis towards an M.Phil. degree is an option, which is open to those achieving a sufficient standard in their end of semester 2 exams . The project can be of a musical or technological nature.

The MMT programme covers a wide range of subjects within the general field of music technology, and provides students with a fully professional qualification. The work is intensive and these programmes cannot be undertaken part-time.

Entry requirements

Acceptance for the course is based on an overall assessment, which takes into account:
• Undergraduate degree qualification. (Consideration will be given to mature students (over 23 by 1 January of the year of entry) who do not have an undergraduate qualification but who clearly demonstrate relevant experience over a number of years in a related industry or field.)
• Musical/compositional/artistic and/or technological ability as evidenced by a portfolio submission
• References
• Interview


1 year full-time.

Further enquiries

Course Email(s):


This course has been co-funded under the National Development Plan (Graduate Skills Conversion Programme) for EU fee paying students.

Application date

Closing Date: 30 June 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2017

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!