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Music - Composition & Creative Music Practice

A one-year, full-time postgraduate programme, the MA Composition and Creative Music Practice is designed to develop individual artistic practice and facilitate collaborative exploration of cross-genre, cross-arts and cross-cultural creativity. Students create acoustic and/or electronic music through an inclusive range of composition, improvisation and performance practices. The programme welcomes students from all music traditions (traditional, folk, popular, world, classical) and sound art practices, working with and/ or without music notation.

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.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice

Duration

1 year full-time

Further enquiries

Point of Contact
Professor Mel Mercier
Tel: +353 (0)61 202918
Email: Mel.Mercier@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
Workshop in Creative Music Practice
• Professional Development for the Performing Arts
• Peer Forum 1
• Composing Traditions Seminar
• Workshops in Creative Music Practice
• Creative Pathways 1

Creative Pathways 1 - choose one of the following:

• Creating for the Voice
• Peformance Practice 1 (Academy Ensembles and Individual Tuition)
• Real-time Audio and Video

Spring Semester
Inter-Arts Music Making
• Critical Contexts of Arts Management and Cultural Policy
• Peer Forum 2
• Elective Modules
• Inter-Arts Music Making
• Creative Pathways 2

Creative Pathways 1 - choose of the following

• Creating for Strings
• Performance Practice (Academy Ensembles and Individual Tuition
• Improvisation

Summer Semester
• Final Project

Application date

What to include with your application

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate or passport

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