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Music, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Cork, Ireland
This Music programme at Cork Institute of Technology is a full-time,  taught course for performers (instrumentalists/singers/accompanists/chamber ensembles), conductors and composers.

About

Music performers at Cork Institute of Technology are examined primarily through a series of three public recitals/concerto performances; conductors will be examined through a series of three public concerts and associated rehearsals; composers will be examined primarily through the submission of a portfolio of compositions in three instalments. As an alternative to the third public performance, suitable candidates may undertake a dissertation, or a compositional or conducting module. The programme will include opportunities to participate in masterclasses with international artists as well as workshops with professionals operating in the international cultural sector.

Learning outcomes

During the first semester all students are required to submit a Planning Portfolio exploring planning issues, repertoire and preparation of performances/compositions. Students will also benefit from training in recording technology and interact with peers from the Taught MA in Music and Technology course. Using the school’s state-of-the-art facilities, students will be able to obtain high quality recordings of their performances as well as producing demo recordings. A free choice module is also taken during the first semester. This can be in a cognate area, such as Research Methodology or Music and Technology, but need not be directly related to music.

All students take a common Professional Studies course over the first two semesters dealing with entrepreneurial, organisational, presentational, and technological issues common to all performers/composers, and (during the second semester) each student delivers a case study arising from the lecture material to the cohort of postgraduate students and leads the ensuing seminar.

In the last semester, candidates will also be required to submit a Reflective Portfolio for examination.  Although this will consist primarily of written reflections on the learning experiences relating to the core practical elements of the course, it will also include a written summary of the candidate’s seminar presentation for the Professional Studies element of the course.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Studies 
  • Planning Portfolio 
  • Free Choice Module
  • Research Methods and Practice
  • Professional Studies 
  • Composition Portfolio

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
  • School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)
  • Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants) & Academic Marking/Grading Scheme
  • English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Academic Certificate, TOEFL. 
  • CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5507 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5507 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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