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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.

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.

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 As well as historical content, students have the opportunity to learn to perform music, song and dance from the region and understand the repertoire in context and visit significant musical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. Fieldwork opportunities include engaging with Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which will be held in the region.

MA in Traditional Music Studies

This taught, 2-semester online Masters Programme programme is rooted in Irish traditional music while also exploring outwards into the neighbouring traditions which have impacted on Irish music. The programme combines academic research, performance practice and the latest technological methods and explores the musical, social and historical dimensions of the folk music traditions of many areas of Europe including Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Scandinavia.

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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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.

Martha Guiney

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

Ronan McQuillan

“I had the musical expertise but learning how to apply it to gaming and understanding the technology behind it was probably the most difficult part.I couldn’t praise the course lecturers enough."

Creative Arts, Media & Music

Start something new and kick-start your career in the creative industries. Explore our degree courses in Media, Communications, Design, Film & TV, Performing Arts and Music.

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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.

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

DkIT Music group to participate in Rauland Winter Music Festival

DkIT Music group to participate in Rauland Winter Music Festival

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