When are the 2024 Work Experience Programmes taking place?
Dates for all our programmes are now available on each discipline-specific page.
When will applications for the 2024 Work Experience Programmes open/close?
Applications will open on Monday 18 September 2023 and close on Tuesday 31 October 2023. Information about placement offers will be issued by 30 November 2023.
How do I apply?
Applications must be made online through the MTU Cork School of Music website.
I made a mistake on my application / forgot to include something! What should I do?
Please email Thomas.Doyle@mtu.ie before the closing date to update your record.
I am a fifth-year student and was not able to participate in the TY Programmes last year. Can I still apply?
Yes, but you should seek permission from your school before applying.
Can I submit a late application?
No, we are unable to process any late applications.
Can I apply for more than one programme?
Yes, though you will have to submit separate applications for each programme. Please be aware that some programmes run concurrently or overlap (e.g. Musical Theatre and Popular Music) so some combinations may not be possible.
Can I attend for part of a programme?
No. Placement offers are made on the understanding that students commit to the full duration of the programme.
What do you mean by 'standard orchestral instruments'?
These are the instruments generally found in a classical symphonic orchestra: strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), woodwind (flute/piccolo, oboe/cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon), brass (french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba) and percussion (timpani, pitched and unpitched percussion).
Are there fees?
If a placement offer is made, a non-refundable fee must be paid in advance to secure your place (further details are available on the discipline-specific pages).
Are the programmes in-person or virtual?
All of our Work Experience Programmes have been designed to be delivered in-person and on-site at MTU Cork School of Music. We are unable to facilitate virtual or remote participation.
Where is MTU Cork School of Music?
The School is situated on Union Quay, in the centre of Cork City. The nearest bus stop for local and regional services is Cork City Hall. The main bus station on Parnell Place is approximately five minutes walk away; the train station (Kent Station) is approximately fifteen minutes walk away.
Do you provide accommodation?
No, none of our programmes are residential courses.
Is there somewhere to eat nearby?
Yes, the in-house Offquay Bistro serves hot food, sandwiches, salads and tea/coffee (please note payment is by card only; no cash accepted). Alternatively, a number of small cafés and restaurants are located nearby and within easy walking distance.
Can I borrow an instrument?
Participants on the Irish Traditional Music, Popular Music and Symphony Orchestra programmes are expected to bring their own instruments with the exception of the following:
- Irish Traditional Music: piano.
- Popular Music: keyboard/piano, drums.
- Symphony Orchestra: percussion.
Do I need to bring an amp?
Electric guitarists and bassists on the Popular Music programme will be provided with suitable amplification so there will be no need to bring personal amps.
Where can I leave my instrument?
Instruments remain the responsibility of participants. MTU Cork School of Music is unable to store personal instruments overnight.
Will music / scripts be provided?
Yes. In some cases, advance digital copies will also be made available to participants.