Acceptance for the course is based on an overall assessment,
which takes into account:
—— Undergraduate degree qualification. (Consideration will be
given to mature students (over 23 by 1 January of the year
of entry) who do not have an undergraduate qualification
but who clearly demonstrate relevant experience over a
number of years in a related industry or field.)
—— Musical/compositional/artistic and/or technological
ability as evidenced by a portfolio submission
Applications are made online at:
Months of entry
In recognition of a shared interest in Information Technology
and a growing awareness of its relevance for music, the
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the
Department of Music initiated a Masters Programme in Music
and Media Technologies in Trinity in 1996.
A particular feature of this programme is a balanced
approach to musical and technological topics. Musically, a
strong emphasis is placed on the development of adaptable
compositional skills, while technological topics are addressed
from both a hands-on workstation/studio exposure and a
fundamental mathematical and scientific basis, which focuses
on musically relevant issues.
The first and second semesters comprise a self-contained
Postgraduate Diploma course which provides the necessary
musical and technological skills to allow creative individuals
to engage in computer-assisted composition and production,
apply software tools for the music and New Media industries
and/or enter the arena of ‘music-on-screen’ production for
New Media products.
Continuing on to do a thesis towards an M.Phil. degree is an
option, which is open to those achieving a sufficient standard
in their end of semester 2 examinations. The project can be of
a musical or technological nature.
The MMT programme covers a wide range of subjects within
the general field of music technology, and provides students
with a fully professional qualification. The work is intensive
and these programmes cannot be undertaken part-time.
This course has been co-funded under the National
Development Plan (Graduate Skills Conversion Programme)
for EU fee paying students.
Information for international students