Music is offered as part of the following degree programmes:
B.Ed (Primary Teaching) (four years)
[MI005 & MI006] Students take mandatory Music Education components and may select elective modules in Music and Music Education.
BA (Liberal Arts) (four years)
[LM047] Four subjects are taken in the first year and two subjects from the second year on. The third year is spent off-campus either on work-placement or studying abroad.
Topics covered include Music Theory & Techniques, Music History, Arranging & Composition, Performance, Music Technology, Popular Music, Irish Traditional Music and Musical Analysis.
Entrance Requirements: Prospective students should have a satisfactory standard of music literacy (i.e. a knowledge of scales, intervals, key signatures, rhythms, transposition etc) and the ability to play an instrument and/or sing. There is a written advisory assessment in Week 1 (no performance). The prime text for preparation is Eric Taylor: The AB Guide to Music Theory (Part 1). You may also wish to visit musictheoryhelp.co.uk or similar websites.
Note: Music Teaching at Secondary School: If you intend to pursue a career as a post-primary school music teacher, you should visit the Teaching Council’s website (www.teachingcouncil.ie) as you will require registration in the future (having also acquired a PME qualification). If you major in music in MIC you can currently acquire 72 ECTS in music and it is recommended that you choose a study-abroad placement in music in your third year for at least one semester in order to gain the 80 ECTS total required by the TC (all five areas of music study required by the TC are currently covered in our programme).