Taught course

Music Composition

Institution
Maynooth University · Department of Music
Qualifications
MA(Mus)

Entry requirements

Honours degree normally with a minimum of Grade 2.1 in music. Applicants will be required to attend for interview as part of the admissions process. Submission of examples of recent composition to the course convenor at the time of application demonstrating attainment equivalent to high 2.1 Bachelor Degree level composition skills. Competition for places applies. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants. Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Composition at Maynooth University provides a supportive yet stimulating environment in which to develop your individual compositional style. The focus of the course is the creation of a professional portfolio of compositions, the production of which benefits from regular one-to-one tuition from the experienced composers in the Department of Music. Core modules in contemporary compositional technique and the study of works and writings of other composers help broaden your compositional focus and allow you to carve out your own voice in the exciting world of contemporary music. These activities are complimented by regular talks and consultations with visiting professional composers and opportunities for performance of your works with both visiting performers and student ensembles. Reflecting the diversity of new music today, you will be able to choose from a range of modules in our sister course, the MA in Creative Music Technologies.

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Closing date
Early Admission deadline
31 March 2016
Application deadline 15 August 2016

Fees and funding

International students
€13,000

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here.

Qualification and course duration

MA(Mus)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Music
Email
ryan.molloy@nuim.ie