M.A. Creative Music Technologies

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR15000 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 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.

Description of Creative Music Technologies

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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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline August 15; Early: March 31
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 9177 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

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 for Creative Music Technologies

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.

Work Experience for Creative Music Technologies

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.