Composition and Creative Music Practice MA | Graduate School, University of Limerick

Composition and Creative Music Practice MA

Irish World Academy:Composition and Creative Music Practice MA

Composition and Creative Music Practice MA
1 Year  Full- Time


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. 

The MA Composition and Creative Music Practice is

  • ideal for creative musicians who wish to work within a particular tradition and/or at the intersections of Irish traditional music, classical music, ‘new’ and experimental music, popular music and world musics
  • progressive and interdisciplinary in its approach to creativity, supporting cross-arts exploration, collaboration and inventiveness
  • designed to develop the complementary creative music practices of composition, performance and improvisation
  • committed to developing oral/aural creative processes and/or score-based practices  towards the creation of acoustic and/or electro-acoustic music
  • inclusive of diverse, local and global music traditions and practices

 If you wish to discuss the programme further please contact;

Course Director: Prof. Mel Mercier
Phone:              +353 (0) 61-202918
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