Course Code: MACCMPTFAD
Available: Full- Time
Duration: 1 Year
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Major Award
Faculty: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
The MA Composition and Creative Music Practice is a unique, one-year, full-time postgraduate programme for composers, sound artists, improvisers and performers from all music traditions who wish to develop their own individual artistic practice and explore cross-genre, cross-arts and cross-cultural creativity.
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
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3|
|Workshop in Creative Music Practice||Inter-Arts Music Making|
Creative Pathways 1 - choose one of the following:
Creative Pathways 2 - choose of the following
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.
What to include with your application
- Qualification transcripts and certificates
- If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate
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- A copy of your birth certificate or passport
- All applicants can submit a portfolio of their work. Portfolios can be sent directly to the course director - Dr. Eoin Callery: Eoin.Callery@ul.ie
Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, any interviews or auditions (as required by the Course Director) during the application process will now take place virtually.
Graduates emerge with unique artistic profiles to pursue diverse careers as composers, sound artists, improvisers, performers, educators and arts-practice scholars.