Music and Dance
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
Entry Route: Bachelor of Arts - LM002
Music and Dance can be taken as part of the UL Arts Degree as a joint honours combination. Review the subjects you can study with Irish Music and Dance by looking on the BA Arts course page.
Do you enjoy Irish traditional music and/ or dance? Do you want to invest in your future and develop your knowledge and understanding of this and related performance practices? Do you want to unlock your potential and learn from the world’s top experts in the field of traditional music and dance studies? If so, this may be the subject choice for you.
Why Study Music and Dance at UL?
Music and dance are an intrinsic part of the cultural life of this island being significant economically as well as artistically and socially. The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick has become a world leader in the study of these phenomena, situating music and dance in the centre of a number of critical approaches and disciplines in the study of culture and society.
This subject is designed to develop your academic and vocational skills. The main thrust of this subject in this context is the academic study of various music and dance practices. You will also engage in vocational studies directly relevant to music and dance. For example, you will have the opportunity to record CDs and videos, use digital media, write business plans, plan tours and organise performances.
You will also engage in specific academic studies in traditional music and dance, popular music and dance, histories of western music and dance, ethnomusicology, ethnochoreology, music and dance education and music and dance psychology. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the wider cultural, social and historical context of this island through a number of modules in Irish cultural studies.
To find out more, go to www.irishworldacademy.ie