In designing this programme, the Academy has focused on training composers in the areas of acoustic and electro-acoustic music, in addition to theoretical support subjects such as harmony and counterpoint, analysis, history and aural awareness. Students can specialise in their area of interest from year three onwards. In addition to these elements, the programme places a strong emphasis on performance, particularly in guaranteeing our composition students frequent performances and recordings of their works played by their fellow students and by professional musicians.
This is not a CAO entry course - course fees required - apply directly to the college.
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.
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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 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.