Grad.Dip. Music Technology (Higher Diploma)

Maynooth University

Application deadline: 30 June
Tuition fee:
  • € 9,167 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The course is creativity-driven, with emphasis on musical aspects of computer programming and audio technology. It offers full use of computer resources at the Music Technology Labs at Maynooth University; access to studio space, with the possibility of working towards recording and production projects; expert advice on musical and technical issues is provided by composers and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields.

Career OptionsTeaching; Music industry; recording; production; composition; software programming an multimedia design; radio production; music education.

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Course Structure

The course is structured around a number of options covering all aspects of Music Technology from acoustics to computer programming, including audio signal processing, synthesis and recording engineering. Foreign language instruction is also available through the Maynooth University Language Centre. See for detailed information and fees.

Course Duration: 1 year Full-timeCourses Include:

* Music recording project
* Electroacoustic composition
* Interactive systems
* Musical signal processing
* Music systems programming 1
* Sound recording techniques
* Software sound synthesis
* Acoustics & psychoacoustics

Requirements

Honours degree normally with a minimum of Grade 2.1. Students with a primary degree other than Music would normally have to demonstrate some degree of musical training and affinity. Candidates will be called for an interview.
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: * IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
* TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
* TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
* PTE (Pearson): 62

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 585
TOEFL iBT® test: 95

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