Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHT51

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2024

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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.

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Please note: year-long modules will take place in 2nd Semester

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/or experience. Interview required. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study. For information about English language tests accepted and required scores, please see here. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and International 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. 

Course Duration: 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

PAC Code

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 their birth certificate or valid passport.

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