Apart from one-on-one mentorship in composition itself, students will take courses in among others, contemporary composition techniques, experimental music theatre and contemporary opera, film music aesthetics, composition with digital technology. The M.Phil. in Composition course is providing a backbone of activity for the Music Composition Centre, part of Trinity’s initiative in Creative Arts, Technology and Culture. The MPhil Composers collaborate throughout the year with our associated musicians in residence and present their work in collaboration with our musicians at the MPhil in Composition Graduate Show.
Course Content: The course consists of: 6 compulsory taught modules spread across two semesters (60 ECTS). Each compulsory module is worth 10 ECTS. The compulsory modules are Contemporary Music Studies, Advanced Orchestration and Art of Recording, Mixed Media, Contemporary Opera/Experimental Music Theatre, Composition I and Composition, Analysis and Film Theory.
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Dissertation Module (30 ECTS). The dissertation module consists of two components: (a) final portfolio of composition, and (b) an accompanying thesis of around 10,000 words. The final portfolio of compositions must have a performing duration of between 20-35 minutes. Portfolios with longer performance times will also be accepted, but these must be agreed in advance with the course director. Students will work on developing their portfolio and accompanying thesis in conjunction with an assigned supervisor. The accompanying thesis should deal with the structure, aesthetics and methods used by the candidate in the act of composition. The thesis should demonstrate a good knowledge of the context surrounding the candidate’s work, and in doing so should engage with history, criticism.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesMusic View 31 other Masters in Music in Ireland
Applicants should have a good honours degree (at least an upper second or a GPA of at least 3.3). A sample of the candidate’s own critical and music writing (essay around 2,000 - 3,000 words and two compositions) is also required.General requirement:
- Two academic references (or where appropriate clinical referees)
- Academic transcript(s) which must be certified by the issuing body
- Certified copy of degree certificate(s)
- A recognised certificate of English Language Competency
- Any other qualifications that may be required
International15012 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15012 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6795 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6795 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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