Taught course

Music and Media Technology

Trinity College Dublin · Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

Acceptance for the course is based on a combination of musical/creative ability, academic record, portfolio, technological capacity, references, and interview.

Transcripts are used to document the performance of a student over a certain period of time by listing the course units or modules taken, the credits gained, and the grades awarded. The Transcript of Records provides a standard format for recording all study activities carried out by students. It is an essential tool for academic recognition. All applicants to post graduate courses in Trinity College must have a 2.1 qualification in their Undergraduate Degree. However, in exceptional cases, applicants to the MMT programme who don't fulfil this requirement but have extensive, relevant professional experience may still be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The first and second semesters form a self-contained Postgraduate Diploma course which provides the necessary music, video, computational and technological skills to allow creative individuals to engage in computer-assisted audio-visual composition and production, engage in audio signal processing system design, apply software tools for the music and media industries and/or enter the arena of media production.

The third semester, which is open to who passed both the first and second semesters, has a greater research orientation and requires the completion of a research project and written thesis.

The overall objective of the MMT programme is to provide a thorough grasp of the principles and applications of computer, audio and video technologies in combination with significant exposure to media related topics such as music, visual music, and interactive installations. Artistic creativity is stimulated and developed over the year of the programme through a combination of exam and assignment-based work, and culminating in a final thesis which features a significant and original contribution of a technological and/or artistic nature.

The breadth of coverage is a characteristic and unique feature of the MMT programme, and this allows students to specialize in those areas which they find most interesting. Students emerge from the programme with a strong grounding in the scientific and technological principles behind digital audio, video and computation, and with a well-developed artistic sensibility.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dept. of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
+353-1-896 1864