Music - Performance
- Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)
- Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)
- Full time
- Part time
- Course provider
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment
Course Start Date: September 2013
Closing Date: 29 April 2013
Full Time - 1 Year
Part Time - 2 Years
Timetable / Hours
The programme takes place over one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
The Master of Music (Performance) programme is proposed as a one-year full time (12-month) or 2-year part-time (24-month) taught programme leading to the award of MMus (Performance).
The Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Performance) programme is proposed as a one-year full-time (12-month) or 2-year part-time (24-month) taught programme leading to the award of PgDip (Performance).
Link to Course Fee
Funding for Courses:
(i) Higher Education Grants
Students entering new postgraduate courses from September 2012 onwards will make their online application to SUSI.
SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is the newly appointed body for student grants in Ireland who operate an online grant applications system accessible at studentfinance.ie.
(ii) VEC Scholarships
For up-to-date information go to Dept of Education Website or Studentfinance.ie
(iii) Sponsorship by Employers
Employers may sponsor an employee to pursue postgraduate studies by research within the Institute, or to attend a postgraduate course. Arrangements are made between the employer, the employee and the Contact person in the relevant School or Research Centre of the Institute. The work may be related to a problem identified by an employer as being of particular interest to her/his firm and expertise and facilities of the Institute may be of particular assistance in its investigation and solution.
(iv) Other Sources of Funding
Many International students studying in Ireland are sponsored by their own government or through other international scholarship programmes. In most cases applications should be made through the Ministry of Education in the student's home country. In the case of UK nationals only they should also contact the Irish Embassy in London for information.
The Irish Council for International Students administers Study Fellowships under the Irish Aid Programmes for students for Priority Aid Countries. Please refer to http://www.icosirl.ie/ for further information. International students are also advised to refer to the Website of the International Education Board Ireland, http://www.educationireland.ie/ which gives information on scholarship sources.
Studentfinance.ie is a website that has information on financial support for further and higher education. It lists the several financial assistance schemes available in Ireland to help you progress through further and higher education.
Applicants should normally have an undergraduate degree in music with a specialisation in performance. Applicants with equivalent professional experience are also invited to apply. Selection will be by audition and interview.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.
The programme will be accommodated within the two centres of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. The Department of Vocal, Opera and Drama Studies and the Department of Academic Studies are located in Rathmines Road; the Department of Keyboard Studies and the Department of Orchestral Studies are situated in Chatham Row.
Successful completion of all 3 modules and 90 ECTS credits (Lecture Recital, Major Recital and Research Project) leads to the award of MMus (Performance). Successful completion of 2 modules and 60 ECTS credits (Lecture Recital and Major Recital) leads to the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Performance).
Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response. If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
Programme Title and Award
A) Master of Music (Performance) MMus (Performance) with Classifications of: First Class Honours; Second Class Honours, Upper Division; Second Class Honours, Lower Division
B) Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Performance) PgDipMus (Performance) with classifications of: Distinction; Merit Upper Division; Merit Lower Division
Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes
The programme aims to provide a postgraduate qualification in performance for:
- Applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree in music with a high level of performance and aspire towards a professional career in performance
- Applicants who have professional performing experience and wish to pursue further study in their chosen area
- To provide students with the necessary musical training and performance experience in a wide range of solo and ensemble contexts to enable them to meet the demands of the performing profession at the highest levels
- To integrate professional level performance studies with the development of analytical and research skills, with particular emphasis on performance practice.
- To provide a programme of study tailored to the needs of the individual student, with supporting specialist modules of professional relevance
- To facilitate the artistic, intellectual and creative development of the individual student
On completion of the programme the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a professional level of performance (in solo and ensemble contexts) which reveals an awareness of the artistic and interpretative demands of the repertoire, and communicates an individual musical personality.
- Demonstrate an understanding of issues related to performance practice in their chosen instrument/voice through critical analysis/research.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding in specialist modules of professional relevance.
- Demonstrate the necessary artistic, intellectual and creative ability to perform successfully in the music profession.
The programme aims to facilitate the artistic, intellectual and creative development of each student and to equip them with the range of skills necessary to meet the constantly changing and ever increasing demands made on the professional musician in the twenty-first century.
(A) Master of Music (Performance)
The Master of Music (Performance) programme is proposed as a one-year full-time (12 month) or 2-year part-time (24-month) taught programme leading to the award of MMus(Performance).
There are three components for this programme:
(B) Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Performance)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Performance) programme is proposed as a one-year full-time (12 month) or 2-year part-time (24-month) taught programme leading to the award of PGDip(Performance).
There are two components for this programme:
The Lecture / Recital aims to develop students' critical and analytical skills further, particularly in the area of performance practice and to equip them with the research skills necessary to be effective researching performers.
The Analysis and Performance Practice modules are seen to underpin the professional training in performance with the development of:
analytical and research skills with particular emphasis on issues relating to performance practice
Performance is at the centre of the programme and the performance components are designed to provide students with the training and experience necessary to enable them to meet the demands of the performing profession at the highest levels. The intensive practical training culminates in the Major Recital.
The Supporting Professional Studies modules are seen to underpin the professional training in performance with the development of:
extra musical skills relating specifically to the music industry in the twenty-first century and including issues relating to business and finance, promotion and publicity, and the personal communication and presentation skills necessary for the performer who may find employment in various community-based contexts outside of the traditional performance arena
The Research Project, which only applies to students of the MASTER OF MUSIC (Performance) course, will be submitted in September of either year. Research Methodology classes and Research Supervision assist students in the preparation of their research projects.
For MMUS (Performance) & Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Performance) see college website below.
Number of Credits
90 credits (completion of 3 modules)
60 credits (completion of 2 modules)
Mr. Padhraic O'Cuinneagain
Conservatory of Music and Drama
Room Prefabs DIT Rathmines Road Dublin 6
T: 01 402 7684
F: 01 402 3549