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DK860
Applied Music

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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This course offers a blend of traditional, classical, rock and pop with music technology. We welcome students from different music backgrounds and with a diversity of interests. Music performance is a central focus of the programme where you may specialise in your chosen performance genre.

Specialisms offered in years 3 and 4 include composition, performance (classical, traditional, rock/pop), music technology, music education and community, musicology and ethnomusicology.  


Music at DKIT

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At DkIT we have some very exciting opportunities to study music.  There are two courses on offer, one is a degree course in music and the other in music production.  You will graduate from both of these with an honours degree and four years of excellent experience.

Applied Music at DkIT offers a fresh approach to studying music that combines both theory and practice.  There are three core areas: performance, theory and music technology.  The skills you gain here will be extremely valuable in your working life and set you on the right path for developing a career in music. 

Our graduates are working in a whole range of jobs including and places.  Some of our performers have gone on to build careers in Hollywood, Nashville, Las Vegas, New York, Stockholm, Dubai, Tokyo, Sydney and  Brussels.  Our music technology students have set up their own studios and have worked with leading media broadcasters.  Other graduates are professional composers, music teachers and arts administrators – an infinite amount of possibilities await!

We may, due to demand offer some places in August for our September intake.  Make sure to keep an eye on our website (www.dkit.ie).  Also, check us out @ https://www.dkit.ie/music/courses/bachelor-arts-honours-applied-music


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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A degree in music can give access to many other careers and music graduates are sought after in professions which demand a high level of personal confidence, communication skills and expressive ability. Careers may include:

  • Music technology & music software development
  • Music teaching
  • Composing, arranging, publishing, realization and editing
  • Production and management
  • Music performance: solo or ensemble
  • Library, archival work
  • Community arts employment
  • Performance sound applications
  • Research and further education at DkIT and elsewhere



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