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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Popular Music: Voice

Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
Course Code
CR129
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
857
Points Change

Course Summary

Each student is assigned a matched group of peers to form a small popular ensemble, this becomes the centre of the learning experience. Lectures, classes and music technology labs provide supporting skills to the core training in performance. Subjects include: Instrumental Tuition - Ensembles, Musicianship and Harmony, Music Technology, Song Writing, Arranging and Musical Direction

Instrumental Tuition; Ensembles – everything from rock, pop, hip hop, blues, soul, metal, jazz, salsa, disco, electronica, funk, ska, reggae, etc.; Musicianship and Harmony – play by ear, harmonise, notate your favourite songs and solos; Music Technology – live sound and PA, studio engineering, computer-based music applications including ProTools and Logic Studio; Song Writing – mentored guidance and practical experience in realising your own composition; Arranging and Musical Direction – coordinate, arrange for, and direct a group of your musical peers.

Course Details

College Link > CR129 - Popular Music: Voice

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Career Progression

There are many employment opportunities for popular music graduates apart from the obvious one of performing. Composition, music for multimedia, songwriting, playing in recording sessions, in theatrical productions and TV. Outside of this field is the associated area of promotion, festival and arts administration and the business side of the industry.

Further Research

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