MA Composition and Creative Music Practice
INTRODUCTION

The MA Composition and Creative Music Practice is a one-year, full-time postgraduate programme for composers, sound artists, improvisers and performers from all music traditions who wish to develop their own individual artistic practice and explore cross-genre, cross-arts and cross-cultural creativity.

Students create acoustic and/or electronic music through an inclusive range of composition, improvisation and performance practices. Embracing diverse, local and global music traditions and practices, the programme welcomes students from all music traditions (folk, traditional, popular, world, classical) and sound art practices, working with and/or without music notation.

The MA Composition and Creative Music Practice is ideal for creative musicians who wish to work within a particular tradition and/or at the intersections of Irish traditional music, classical music, ‘new’ and experimental music, sound art, popular music and world musics.

Prof. Dan Trueman (Princeton University) describes the MA Composition and Creative Music Practice as ‘an exciting and inclusive new program, one whose unique placement within the broader Academy should invite students to explore a range of connections across genres and cultures that is difficult, even impossible, otherwise’. The MA Composition and Creative Music Practice will ‘be a draw to classically trained composers who are interested in venturing into music outside of the typical “composer” canon, and also to musicians from traditional and other non-classical (and non-Irish) traditions with ambitions to dig into more compositional approaches and techniques; I know of no other program with quite that combination.’

 

PROGRAMME OF STUDY

SEMESTER 1

MD6231: Workshop in Creative Music Practice

MD6241: Peer Forum 1

MD6271: Composing Traditions Seminar

Select From Creative Pathways 1 Modules

MD6091: Professional Development for the Performing Arts

SEMESTER 2

MD6212: Inter-Arts Music Making

MD6222: Peer Forum 2

Select From Creative Pathways 2 Modules

MD6062: Critical Contexts of Arts Management and Cultural Policy

SEMESTER 3

MD5522: Final Project

  

APPLICATIONS

ENQUIRIES

Dr Eoin Callery: Eoin.Callery@ul.ie

APPLICATIONS

Entrance Requirements:

A primary degree with first or second class honours

or

an approved equivalent qualification

or

an equivalent capability based on prior professional experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/courses/research/irish-world-academy

http://www.ul.ie/gps/about/how-apply

or

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Graduate School
Foundation Building
University of Limerick

Tel: +353 61 234377
Fax: +353 61 233287
Email: postgradadmissions@ul.ie

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE:

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POSTGRADUATE FEES:

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SCHOLARSHIPS:

Click here for a list of scholarships available to prospective Irish World Academy of Music and Dance students.

 

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK ACADEMIC CALENDAR:

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Contact

Applicants wishing to discuss detailed elements of the programme may contact the course director:

Dr Eoin Callery
Course Director
MA Composition and Creative Music Practice
Room No: IW2.20
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,
University of Limerick,
Limerick,
Ireland.tel: +353-61-20 202958
fax: +353-61- 202958
e-mail: Eoin.Callery@ul.ie