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BA in Popular Music

 

The CAO codes for the BA in Popular Music are:

  • MT 931 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music: Electric Guitar

  • MT 932 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music: Electric Bass Guitar

  • MT 933 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music: Keyboards

  • MT 934 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music: Drums

  • MT 935 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music: Voice

 

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

CAO Codes

  • MT 931 -  Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music: Electric Guitar
  • MT 932 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music: Electric Bass Guitar
  • MT 933 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music: Keyboards
  • MT 934 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music: Drums
  • MT 935 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music: Voice

 


 

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

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

 

Assessment details for CAO applicants here


Check out some of our students in action. Watch this playlist of their live shows here.

 

 


  

 

BASS GUITAR  -  Lecturer Noel Barrett

KEYBOARDS - Lecturer David Hayes

 

DRUMS - Lecturer Fionn Ó Ceallacháin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Timeline

Date

Jan Mon 21

Semester 2 commences

Jun Wed 20

Academic Year finishes

Jun Tue 5

MEBs

May Mon 28

Advanced Recital Competition final

May Sat 26

Advanced Recital Competition prelims

May Mon 7

Degree Assessments & Examinations

May Fri 4

Semester 2 Lectures end* (confirm BATDS)

Apr Thu 12

Degree Entrance Tests for CAO Applicants

Mar Mon 26

Easter Holidays

Mar Sat 24

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Mar Fri 23

Degree classes finish for Easter Break

Mar Sat 17

School Closed for St Patricks weekend

Feb Sat 24

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Feb Mon 12

Reading Week

Jan Sat 27

Professional Studies 2 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Jan Mon 15

MEBs

Semester 2 Lectures commence (confirm BATDS)

Jan Mon 8

Degree Performance Assessments

Dec Mon 18

Degree Assessments & Examinations

Dec Fri 15

Semester 1 Lectures end

Nov Sat 25

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Nov Sat 18

Open Day for CSM Undergraduate Degree Courses

Oct Mon 30

Reading Week

Oct Thu 26

Conferring Ceremony

Oct Sat 21

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Sep Sat 23

Professional Studies 1 (MA in Performance, Conducting and Composition, Year 1)

Sep Mon 11

Semester 1 classes and lessons commence for all full-time students

Sep Fri 1

Academic Year commences

Aug Thu 31

Registration for 1st year undergraduate and Masters Degrees

Jan Wed 4

BATDS Year 4 recommences

Oct Thu 27

CSM Awards Ceremony for full-time students

Sep Mon 5

Registration for Years 2 - 4 BMus, BATDS, BAPM & Class Meetings

Induction of MA/MSc in Music & Technology

Induction of MA (Performance/Conducting/Composition)

MEBs

Aug Mon 15

Autumn Examinations

Color Reference

Exam

Class

Holidays

Other

Semester Timeline

Date

Jun Sat 16

Individual lessons Finish

May Mon 28

Grade Examination Week

Musicianship Exam Fortnight

Advanced Recital Competition Final

May Sat 26

Advanced Recital Competition Prelims

May Mon 7

Chamber Music Competition Week

Apr Mon 9

Classes recommence

Mar Mon 26

Easter Holidays

Mar Tue 20

Classes recommence

Mar Sat 17

School Closed for St Patricks weekend

Mar Sun 4

Senior Recital Competition Final

Feb Mon 19

Classes recommence

Feb Mon 12

Mid-term Break2

Feb Sun 11

Junior Recital Competition Final 15:00

Feb Fri 9

Junior Recital Competition Prelims

Jan Fri 19

Term 2 Fees due

Jan Mon 8

All teaching re-commences

Dec Fri 22

Classes & lessons for part-time students finish

Dec Mon 11

Piano Accompaniment Competition Week

Dec Fri 1

Junior Concerto

Nov Mon 6

Classes recommence

Oct Mon 30

Mid-term Break1

Oct Fri 20

CSM Awards Ceremony

Sep Mon 11

Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, Drama group rehearsals commence

Sep Fri 1

Academic Year commences

Mar Tue 14

Application forms available for all part-time courses commencing in September 2016 (accepted from 9am)

Mar Fri 10

Open Day for part-time courses - schedule available from public office during February

Mar Thu 2

Senior Recital Competition Prelims

Feb Tue 14

Senior Concerto

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Class

Holidays

Other

Competitions