Taught course

Music and Media Technologies

Institution
Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

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
  • References
  • Interview

Months of entry

September

Course content

In recognition of a shared interest in Information Technology and a growing awareness of its relevance for music, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Music initiated a Master 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 year is 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 to a second year of study toward a M.Phil. degree is an option, which is open to those achieving a sufficient standard in their Postgraduate Diploma exams. The second year combines first semester taught courses with project work in the second semester, and generally has a greater research orientation. The second semester project can be of a musical or technological nature.

Both programmes cover a wide range of subjects within the general field of music technology, and provide students with a fully professional qualification. The programme can be taken full-time over a 12 month period or part-time over a 24 month period.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Dermot Furlong
Email
mmt@mee.tcd.ie
Phone
+353-1-896 1864