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DN520
Arts - 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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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If you love performing, listening to and talking about music this BA may be for you.

This degree programme encourages students to develop their musicianship through both theory and performance, deepen their knowledge of musical history and culture, analyse the role music plays in contemporary life, and learn how to do research.

This course covers fields such as composition, musicology, music technology and performance and also introduces students to Musics of the world, both historical and contemporary.

The BA degree in UCD (DN500) may be taken as a Joint Honours or a Single Honours Degree. Joint Honours' students take two subjects to degree level (and indicate their two chosen subjects on their CAO form). Single Honours' students take one subject to degree level. In First Year of both programmes students also study an additional subject which they can drop at the end of the academic year. While Music is taken as part of a Joint Honours Degree, there is also the option after first year to take it as a Single Honours Degree.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0528  Media Production
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
AGDXX  5M1995  Graphic Design
  5M18519  Film and Television Production
  5M18518  Media Production
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
EPAMX  5M2011  Music
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
  5M2155  Creative Media
EASSX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
ECDXX  5M3050  Community Development
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
DTXXX  5M5011  Tourism with Business
  5M5048  Creative Media
  5M5151  Performing Arts
EPADT  5M5152  Theatre Production
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
  5M5162  Media Engineering
EPATP  5M5163  Theatre Performance
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
  6M0691  Software Development
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M18534  Film and Television Production
DCXXX  6M2007  Early Childhood Care and Education


This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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There is an opportunity for students to take an Erasmus study year abroad in an International University.

Music graduates can pursue careers in:

- The Music Industry
- Journalism
- Media
- Arts Administration
- Music Education
- Academia
- Performance
- Music Therapy

The School of Music offers over forty performance scholarships each academic year.



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