The MA in Computer Music degree is directed towards students with musical ability who would like to explore the musical applications of technology. 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 NUI Maynooth; access to studio space, with the possibility of working towards recording and production projects; opportunities to have compositions performed; individual tutorial time with a designated advisor; expert advice on musical and technical issues from composers and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields. The course is convened by Dr Gordon Delap.
The latest/final information on the programme is to be found on the University website and PAC.
Academic careers: research, HE teaching; music industry; recording, production, composition; software programming an multimedia design; radio production; music education.
The course is structured around a number of options covering all aspects of Computer Music, from acoustics to computer programming, including audio signal processing, synthesis and recording engineering. In addition, students will complete a research project, which can take the form a composition potfolio
or a thesis in a computer music-related topic. Foreign language instruction is also available through the NUIM Language Centre.
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.
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