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BA (Hons) in Music

Interested in a music degree with a difference? Are you dedicated to developing your music skills and knowledge to a high standard as part of a committed team? This four-year honours degree programme will allow students to learn and develop a variety of musical skills across three core musical genres: Popular, Classical and Irish Traditional Music. These skills include group and solo performance, musicianship, music journalism, songwriting and composition. In addition to studies in the history of the three core genres, students will learn about music technology, electroacoustic music, and approaches in music education.

Certificate in Irish Traditional Music Studies

This short programme introduces students to the rich and varied musical heritage of Ireland with a particular focus on the Oriel Region. This makes for a unique programme, attractive to those with a strong interest in Irish music and culture. As well as historical content, students have the opportunity to learn to perform music, song and dance from the region and understand the repertoire in context and visit significant musical spaces in the region. The programme also includes fieldwork opportunities.

MA in Music for Screen

The MA in Music for Screen is a one-year taught postgraduate programme, including comprehensive practice-based research, aiming to train and develop music composers to the highest international standard and produce graduates capable of working in those audio-visual industries showing strong employment opportunities.

MA/MSc in Music Technology

DkIT’s taught Masters programme in Music Technology is designed for graduates seeking to combine technological competence with musical creativity. The influence and impact of computing and digital technologies on sound and music is everywhere to be seen. This programme is a response to the increasing demand from Artists, Scientists, Educationalists, and the wider music industry, and digital media sector, for courses which bridge the traditionally perceived Arts-Science divide to produce graduates conversant in both new technologies and their creative and educational application.

BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Production

This four-year honours degree programme is aimed at producing professionals for the recording industry capable of assuming key creative and architectural roles in the process of analysing, developing and realizing the creative intentions of the client to a commercial conclusion. The course is designed to continuously strengthen the student’s understanding and awareness of a wide range of aspects of Audio Production.

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MA by Research / PhD in Creative Arts, Media and Music

The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology welcomes enquiries from prospective research students who would like to undertake an MA/MSc by Research or PhD.

Martha Guiney

DkIT Student Stories: Martha Guiney, traditional musician and graduate of Applied Music, on her time in Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music

The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music in the School of Informatics and Creative Arts at DkIT.

Industry Partners

Industry Partnerships with the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music Industry at DkIT.

DkIT Latest News

Cinema for the Ear: A Celebration of Women through Sound

The Department of Creative Arts, Media & Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), will host Mixtape #IWD, a two day multi-channel sound installation of experimental electronic music and sound art; cinema for the ear. This event, being held to mark International Women’s Day (IWD), brings together a wide array of music and sound art from across the world which celebrates womanhood.

DkIT Music group to participate in Rauland Winter Music Festival

DkIT Music group to participate in Rauland Winter Music Festival

Collaborative Concert to Celebrate the Region’s Traditional Music

Collaborative Concert to Celebrate the Region’s Traditional Music featuring musicians and singers from the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at DkIT and the Oriel Traditional Orchestra

DkIT Music Symposium Calls for Better Representation of Women in Our National Cultural History

DkIT Music Symposium Calls for Better Representation of Women in Our National Cultural History

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