Music and Media Technologies, M.Phil. | Trinity College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
M.Phil. On Campus

Music and Media Technologies

12 months
24669 EUR/year
9145 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In recognition of a shared interest in Information Technology and a growing awareness of its relevance for music, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Music initiated the Music and Media Technologies programme of Trinity College Dublin in 1996.


Course Description

A particular feature of the Music and Media Technologies programme of Trinity College Dublin is a balanced approach to musical and technological topics. Musically, a strong emphasis is placed on the development of adaptable compositional skills, while technological topics are addressed from both a hands-on workstation/studio exposure and a fundamental mathematical and scientific basis, which focuses on musically relevant issues.

The first two semesters form a self-contained Postgraduate Diploma course which provides the necessary musical and technological skills to allow creative individuals to engage in computer-assisted composition and production, apply software tools for the music and New Media industries and/or enter the arena of music-on-screen; production for New Media products.

The third (summer) semester of study, leading to the M.Phil. degree, is an option open to those achieving a sufficient standard in their first & second semester module assignments and exams. Students are required to complete a thesis which can be of a musical or technological nature.

The programme covers a wide range of subjects within the general field of music technology, and provide students with a fully professional qualification. The programme can be taken full-time over a 12 month period or part-time over a 24 month period.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychoacoustics
  • Electroacoustic Composition
  • Contemporary Composition: History and Aesthetics
  • Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Creative Coding
  • Visual Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Acceptance for the course is based on an overall assessment, which takes into account:

  • Musical/compositional/artistic and/or technological ability as evidenced by a portfolio submission
  • Formal musical knowledge - ideally level 5/6
  • References
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24669 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24669 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9145 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9145 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • EU/EEA: 5,487 EUR
  • Non-EU/EEA: 14,801 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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