M.A. Creative Music Technologies

Maynoooth University

Application deadline: August 15; Early: March 31
Tuition fee:
  • € 9,177 / Year (EEA)
  • € 15,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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.

Career options:

Academic careers: research, HE teaching; music industry; recording, production, composition; software programming an multimedia design; radio production; music education.

Contents

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.

Module

* ACOUSTICS & PSYCHOACOUSTICS

* SOFTWARE SOUND SYNTHESIS

* SOUND RECORDING TECHNIQUES

* MUSIC SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING 1

* THESIS / PORTFOLIO / PROJECT

* MUSICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

* INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS

* ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSITION

* MUSIC SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING 2

* MUSIC RECORDING PROJECT

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.

Interview required.

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