Postgrad.Dip. Music Technology (Higher Diploma)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR13500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Maynooth University | Maynooth, Ireland
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.

Description of Music Technology (Higher Diploma)

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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 Options

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

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 June
Tuition fee
  • EUR 13500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 9167 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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 https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/language-centre for detailed information and fees.

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

Courses Include:

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

Requirements for Music Technology (Higher Diploma)

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

Work Experience for Music Technology (Higher Diploma)

No work experience is required.

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Maynooth University, Ireland

Ireland Experience the best of both worlds at Maynooth University, the first and only university outside North America to be included in the Princeton Review’s Best Colleges guidebook. Maynooth University is Ireland’s fastest growing university with almost 9,000 students from over 90 countries and offers students a tradition of academic and research excellence in the humanities and sciences, and some of the most modern facilities available in Irish universities. The historical South Campus dates back to 1795 and the modern North Campus has been continuously improving the facilities built since 1997.