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BA in Popular Music

 

 

CR125

 

BAPM

This modern, 4-year, level 8 music degree provides a comprehensive training in popular music performance with ancillary and supporting courses in a huge variety of disciplines.

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL TUITION

This is at the core of your degree throughout your four years and you receive a one-hour or thirty minute one-to-one lesson weekly in your chosen area

AURAL TRAINING & HARMONY

Also a core subject throughout - you will graduate a fully equipped and rounded musician

ENSEMBLE TRAINING

A signature of this degree, you receive intensive training in complete stage band ensembles, also specific Rhythm Section or Vocal Section sessions - every week for four years!

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Music Technology is a core subject for the first three years with elective options in year four. You will enjoy the best equipped facilities, studios and laboratories in Ireland to learn about sound design, computer music, beat making, computer notation, programming and PA and studio technology.

ELECTIVES

Due to our colocation with our sister courses, the BMus, BA in Theatre & Drama Studies, and the new BA in Musical Theatre you will have an unparallelled access to a wide variety of elective modules, particularly in years 3 and 4. These range from Classical Instruments, bass, orchestral percussion, classical guitar, to Songwriting, Composition, Arranging, Conducting, Dance, Irish Traditional Music, Lighting Design, Music Therapy, and Education
Graduates go into the industry as performers, writers, producers, teachers and administrators, strongly equipped to develop their own entrepreneurship and freelance employment opportunities.

APPLICATION


Please note the change for this year - 2021-2022

All applicants for the BA in Popular Music should use the CAO Code CR125


 

Popular Music Electric Bass Guitar  

 

Popular Music Drums  
Popular Music Electric Guitar  
Popular Music Keyboards  
Popular Music Voice  

For all of the above use code CR125


 

STUDY POPULAR MUSIC AT IRELAND'S BIGGEST CONSERVATORY

All qualified UK & EU applicants welcome and will enjoy EU fees of approx €3000 per annum apply to www.cao.ie

Applicants can apply to https://susi.ie to seek grant support

U.S. and non-eu applicants also very welcome and will pay tuition fees of approx €12,000 per annum

apply to https://international.cit.ie

Please note that Auditions will take place in  April 2021 - online - for those who have applied through the CAO by the February 1st deadline.

Full details of course schedule and modules are available here BA in Popular Music


Recent video of some of our current students


  

 

BASS GUITAR  -  Lecturer Noel Barrett

KEYBOARDS - Lecturer David Hayes

 

DRUMS - Lecturer Fionn Ó Ceallacháin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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