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Bachelor of Science in Music, Media & Performance Technology

University of Limerick
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor of Science in Music, Media & Performance Technology

The BSc in Music, Media and Performance Technology is a programme that enables students to enter into the contemporary world of digital media, film, sound and interactive technology and performance. Students develop a wide range of skills and are given many opportunities to become proficient in areas of special interest. The programme provides a strong contextual understanding of culture and media and enables technical proficiency in the technologies of culture-making, including coding, cinematography and sound engineering.

The aim of the programme is to equip you with degree-level competence in music, media and performance technologies. On graduation, you will be capable of making a significant contribution to the continuing development and growth of the Digital Arts, the Music Technology and Media industries and more broadly across other sectors that use digital media technologies.

Admission requirements

Minimum grades

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Subject requirements

In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade O3/H7 in Mathematics.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Sociology of Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Introduction To Digital Media
  • Media Programming 1
  • Technological Mathematics 1

Semester 2

  • Perceptual Systems And Multimedia
  • Media Programming 2
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Music and Computers
  • Technological Mathematics 2

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Digital Arts 1
  • Digital Audio Fundamentals
  • Digital Video Fundamentals
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Digital Modelling and Animation

Semester 4

  • Directed Studies
  • Advanced Audio Production
  • Mobile Application Design
  • Performance Technology 1
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Cooperative Education

Semester 6

  • Algorithmic and Generative Composition
  • Digital Arts 2
  • Advanced Video Production
  • 3D Modelling and Fabrication

Year 4

Semester 7

  • Creative Coding
  • Performance Technology 2
  • Music And Media Project 1
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Design

Semester 8

  • Multimedia Industry Perspectives
  • VisualCoding
  • Music and Media Project 2

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Full Time Tution fee for 2021/2022:

  • EU Fee: 7,356€
  • Non EU Fee: 16,794€


NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Conducting research
  • Audio visual coding (broad technical and practical skills in audio, video, digital into design and realtime performance)
  • Digital media software (e.g. editing, post-production, mastering)
  • Graphics (e.g. design, motion graphics, titling)
  • Sound engineering (e.g. recording, tracking, mixing, production)
  • Sound design (e.g. synthesis, surround sound)
  • Theatrical production (e.g. digital sets, projection mapping)Video production (e.g. videography, lighting, sound)
  • Critical analysis
  • Commercial and cultural awareness of the media and creative industries
  • Teamwork: a flexible, creative and independent approach to tasks
  • The ability to work to a brief and meet deadlines
  • Mobile application design (e.g. innovation, prototyping)

Continuing studies

  • GradDip in Computer Engineering
  • HDip in Software Development
  • MA in Business Management
  • MA in Technical Communications and E-Learning
  • Structured PhD in Computer Science

Career paths

Graduates progressing directly into employment take up a wide variety of roles. The following provides a sample of initial roles listed on the Graduate Outcomes Survey by graduates approximately one year after graduation:

  • Android Developer
  • Audio Technician
  • Call Centre Operator
  • Client Account Executive
  • Content Manager
  • Film & Television Camera Trainee
  • Freelance Sound Engineer
  • Internal Communications Assistant
  • IOS Advisor (Tech Support)
  • IT Assistant
  • IT Consultant
  • Light Technician
  • Manager, Editor, Producer and Contributor
  • Marketing Account Executive
  • Media Editor
  • Media Producer
  • Mobile UI Developer
  • Customer Service
  • Data Analyst
  • Director, Music Producer, Songwriter
  • E-Gaming Executive
  • English Language Teacher
  • Music Tutor
  • Production Assistant
  • Programmer
  • Radio Presenter
  • Researcher/Assistant Editor
  • Runner
  • Software Developer
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Engineer
  • Support Staff (Teaching Assistant)
  • Teacher
  • Technical Support

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...

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University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick

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