Community Music MA

Irish World Academy:Community Music MA

Community Music MA
1 Year  Full- Time


Application Deadline:  30 May 2016 (Late applications will be considered for any remaining places on the programme after the closing date).

The Master of Arts in Community Music is a one year, full-time postgraduate programme. It offers a comprehensive grounding in the skills and knowledge needed to function as a successful community musician in a range of contexts. The course is aimed at musicians who want to extend or develop the abilities needed to facilitate the expressive work of others and work effectively with a wide range of people in diverse settings. Students attain practical perspectives and hands-on experiences in the emerging field of Community Music in conjunction with developing the skills required to realise projects from their inception to their final execution. The course includes: new music skills, groupwork, fundraising, evaluation, project development and entrepreneurism. The course considers and addresses the growing interest in Community Music throughout the world.


  • To equip students with a professional qualification in Community Music
  • To develop workshop skills, practical management and all other skills necessary for this work
  • To add to the academic canon of community music writing
  • To consider and be part of the development of community music in Ireland
  • To promote access to excellent participatory music making

For academic queries on this programme contact:
Course Director:  Kathleen Turner
The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance
Tel:  353-61-202590

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