BA in Popular Music
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
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 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.
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.
Please note the change for this year - 2021-2022
All applicants for the BA in Popular Music should use the CAO Code MT937
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 MT937
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 2022 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
Assessment details for CAO applicants here
Recent video of some of our current students
BASS GUITAR - Lecturer Noel Barrett
KEYBOARDS - Lecturer David Hayes
DRUMS - Lecturer Fionn Ó Ceallacháin