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Composition and Creative Music Practice MA

University of Limerick
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Limerick
English
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Program description

Composition and Creative Music Practice MA

A one-year, full-time postgraduate program, the MA Composition and Creative Music Practice is designed to develop individual artistic practice and facilitate collaborative exploration of cross-genre, cross-arts and cross-cultural creativity. Students create acoustic and/or electronic music through an inclusive range of composition, improvisation and performance practices. The program welcomes students from all music traditions (traditional, folk, popular, world, classical) and sound art practices, working with and/or without music notation.

The MA Composition and Creative Music Practice is:

  • Ideal for creative musicians who wish to work within a particular tradition and/or at the intersections of Irish traditional music, classical music, ‘new’ and experimental music, popular music and world musics
  • Progressive and interdisciplinary in its approach to creativity, supporting cross-arts exploration, collaboration and inventiveness
  • Designed to develop the complementary creative music practices of composition, performance and improvisation
  • Committed to developing oral/aural creative processes and/or score-based practices towards the creation of acoustic and/or electro-acoustic music
  • Inclusive of diverse, local and global music traditions and practices

Admission requirements

The MA Composition and Creative Music Practice is a unique, one-year, full-time postgraduate program for composers, sound artists, improvisers and performers from all music traditions who wish to develop their own individual artistic practice and explore cross-genre, cross-arts and cross-cultural creativity.

Entry Requirements

Primary degree in a suitable discipline with first or second class honours or an approved equivalent qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Or an equivalent capability based on prior professional experience.

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


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Program content

Semester 1

Workshop in Creative Music Practice

  • Professional Development for the Performing Arts
  • Peer Forum 1
  • Composing Traditions Seminar

Creative Pathways 1 - choose one of the following:

  • Creating for the Voice
  • Performance Practice (Academy Ensembles and Individual Tuition)
  • Real-time Audio and Video

Semester 2

Inter-Arts Music Making

  • Critical Contexts of Arts Management and Cultural Policy
  • Peer Forum 2
  • Elective Modules

Creative Pathways 2 - choose of the following

  • Creating for Strings
  • Performance Practice (Academy Ensembles and Individual Tuition
  • Improvisation

Semester 3

  • Final Project

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • EU: €5,912
  • Non-EU: €12,885

Career opportunities

Graduates emerge with unique artistic profiles to pursue diverse careers as composers, sound artists, improvisers, performers, educators and arts-practice scholars.

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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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The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick
Ireland

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