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Composition and Creative Music Practice

University of Limerick

12 months
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15800 EUR/year
6200 EUR/year
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About

The Composition and Creative Music Practice at University of Limerick 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.

Overview

About Composition and Creative Music Practice at University of Limerick

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

Careers

Graduates emerge with unique artistic profiles to pursue diverse careers as composers, sound artists, improvisers, performers, educators and arts-practice scholars.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Development for the Performing Arts
  • Composing Traditions Seminar
  • Creating for the Voice
  • Performance Practice
  • Real-time Audio and Video

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
  • English language competency certificate
  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6200 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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