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Qualification : MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE

Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHT50

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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The MA in Creative Music Technologies degree is a skills conversion programme. The programme is aimed at graduates, with musical abilities, who would like to explore musical applications of technology. The programme accepts graduates from any primary degree.

The programme is concerned with a range of areas relating to music technology, including composition, sound recording and engineering, computer music programming, and acoustics.

The MA offers full use of computer resources at the Music Technology Labs at Maynooth University; access to studio space, with the possibility of working towards recording and production projects; opportunities to have compositions performed; individual tutorial time with a designated advisor; expert advice on musical and technical issues from composers and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields. 

To download a brochure please visit our website.

Closing date
Early Admission deadline 31 March 2017
Application deadline 30 June 2017

Commences
September

 

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Honours degree normally with a minimum of Grade 2.1. Students with a primary degree other than Music would normally have to demonstrate some degree of musical training and affinity. Interview required. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

 

The course is structured around a number of options covering all aspects of Computer Music, from acoustics to computer programming, including audio signal processing, synthesis and recording engineering. In addition, students will complete a research project, which can take the form a composition potfolio or a thesis in a computer music-related topic. Foreign language instruction is also available through the Maynooth University Language Centre.

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time

Recent graduates have been employed in the following areas:

-          PhD study in electronic music composition

-          PhD study in musical interface design

-          Music software development

-          Music Production

-          Post-production

-          Sound engineering

-          Third level education

-          Arts Administration

-          Radio production

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHT50 Full-time
 

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

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