Skip to main content

Certificate in Music and Dance

The Certificate in Music and Dance is a QQI HET Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6 Major Award) progression and access-based programme from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. 

The Certificate differs significantly from other music and dance programs on offer and is a route into all of the pathways of the BA in Performing Arts.

For more information on the course itself, please visit the The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirements of at least: 

Five O6 grades at Ordinary level in the Leaving Certificate
OR
Five H7 grades at Higher Level in the Leaving Certificate
AND
Experience in music and/or dance

Students 23 years of age and older on the 1st January of the desired year of entry qualify as mature applicants and are assessed on a competency basis. 

Each applicant must submit a written assignment, and attend an interview/audition.

Written Assignment 

The written assignment will consist of an 800-1200 word essay accounting for the applicant's artistic practice to date, their motivations for applying to undertake the Certificate and their expectations of the programme. 

Interview & Audition

During the audition, students will be given an aural test in which they will be shown a piece of music or dance and will be asked to write about it. 

The closing date for applications to the Certificate in Music and Dance is 1st June 2020.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for the Certificate in Music and Dance must be made
via the online Undergraduate Application Form. 

Applications have now closed.