Irish traditional music and dance are an intrinsic part of the cultural life of this island. In recent years they have become significant economically, and traditional musicians and dancers now have careers over the entire globe.
The Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick has become the world leader in the study of this phenomenon, situating traditional music and dance in the centre of a number of critical approaches and disciplines. This subject is designed to develop your academic and vocational skills. The main thrust of this subject in this context is the academic study of these music and dance practices. You will also engage in vocational studies directly relevant to traditional music and dance. For example, you will have the opportunity to record CDs and videos,<
Foreign language options with this course
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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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.
This subject is designed to produce graduates with a broad range of skills that can be employed in a number of professional contexts. Great emphasis is also placed on the development of transferable vocational skills, enabling you to access a diverse range of less obvious career pathways