2020/2021

BA (Hons) (Arts-Music) - CK104

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The BA (Hons) (Arts-Music) is a three-year honours degree programme. Applicants for this programme must pass the Music Entrance Test which will satisfy the Head of Department of Music and the College that they are capable of completing the programme successfully. Enquiries about the Music Entrance Test, and the Departmental Open Day and practice test, held annually by the Music Department, should be made to the Music Department in September twelve months before a student wishes to enter University.

To be eligible for the award of the BA (Hons) degree a student will be required to have achieved 180 credits by obtaining 60 credits in each of First, Second, and Third Arts-Music. A student may not register for more than 60 credits in one academic year.

BA (Hons) (Arts-Music) (International) Pathway (see here)
At the end of First Year students may choose to continue in the BA (Hons) (Arts-Music) (International) Pathway, which is a four-year programme which enables students to study abroad for a year in an approved University outside Ireland.

BMus (Hons) Pathway (see here)
At the end of First Year students may choose to continue in the BMus (Hons) Pathway which is a four year programme in Music.

In First Arts-Music students take Music as a 30-credit subject together with two other subjects from those listed below. To avoid timetable clashes no more than one subject may be chosen from any separate group below:

1. Asian Studies, Computer Science¹, History, Portuguese²
2. (a)# Applied Mathematics, Folklore, Gaeilge/Irish, Greek and Roman Civilisation
2. (b)# History of Art
3. Archaeology, Chinese Studies³, German4, Latin5, Mathematics6, Mathematical Studies, Politics
5. Béaloideas7, Economics, English, Greek8, Religions and Global Diversity
6. Geography, Italian9

#Groups 2(a) and 2 (b): Students can combine group 2(b) History of Art with any subject from Group 2 (a) in First Year.

Points to Note:

  1. Computer Science: This is available in First Arts-Music and thereafter only as a 10-credit subject within the Single Subject Degree Programme.
  2. Portuguese: Students wishing to take Beginners' Portuguese must have obtained a minimum Grade H4 in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in another modern continental language, or Irish, Latin or Greek.
  3. Chinese Studies: This is available in First Arts-Music and thereafter only as a 10-credit subject in the Single Subject programme or as a 20-credit subject in the Major Subject Programme. Students wishing to continue with Chinese Studies as a 30-credit subject must choose the four year Arts-Music Chinese Studies Pathway at the end of first year. These students will spend the third year of the programme in a university in China before returning to complete their degree in fourth year.
  4. German: Students wishing to select German (Beginners) are recommended to have a minimum grade H3 in another modern continental language or Irish or Latin or Greek in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students wishing to select German (Non Beginners) should have a minimum grade H4 in German in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent). Students will be accepted to the Beginners group only if they have no prior German, or if they have reached a level no higher than Junior Certificate German.
  5. Latin: This is available in First Arts-Music and thereafter only as a 10-credit subject in the Single Subject programme.
  6. Mathematics: Students who wish to take Mathematics must have at least a H3 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics or its equivalent
  7. Béaloideas: Students wishing to select Béaloideas should normally have a minimum grade H4 in Irish in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Lectures are through the medium of Irish. Students may not take both Béaloideas and Folklore.
  8. Greek: This is available in First Arts Music and thereafter only as a 10-credit subject in the Single Subject programme.
  9. Italian: Students wishing to take Non-Beginners' Italian are recommended to have a minimum of Grade H4 in Italian in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent). Students who have studied Italian at second level and obtained a grade below H4 can join the Beginners' Italian course.

Change of Subject (First Year only)

Changes to First Year subjects will be allowed, provided subject prerequisites are met, up to four weeks after the start of Semester 1, i.e. until Friday, 23 October 2020. The online facility for making changes to subjects will only be open for the first two weeks of Semester 1, i.e. until Friday, 9 October 2020. Subsequent changes up until Friday, 23 October 2020 must be processed manually through the Student Records and Examinations Office, West Wing, UCC. Changes for FETAC and Mature students and any other student not presenting with a Leaving Certificate must be processed manually through the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences by completing the 'Student Request Form'.

Programme Requirements

Students take 60 credits as follows:

MUSIC

MU1020 (5 credits), MU1021 (5 credits), MU1022 (5 credits), MU1023 (5 credits), MU1024 (5 credits), MU1025 (5 credits)

plus two other First Arts subjects (15 credits each) from those listed here.

Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule

Students must pass the First University Examination in Arts-Music within three academic years from the date of first registration for First Year. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, only for very serious reasons.

BMus (Hons) Pathway (see here) (for students entering Second Year from 2016/17 onwards)
At the end of First Year students may choose to continue in the BMus (Hons) Pathway which is a four year programme. Students wishing to take the BMus Pathway in Second Year must have passed three subjects in First Year, including Music.

BA (Hons) (Arts-Music) (International) Pathway (see here)

At the end of First Year students may choose to continue in the Arts-Music (Hons) (International) Pathway and spend their third year at an approved Foreign University. Students wishing to take the Arts-Music International Pathway in Second Year must have passed three subjects in First Year, including Music.

No student may register for Second Arts-Music until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Arts-Music. The selection of any module is conditional on the Professor or Lecturer concerned and the College being satisfied that a student is capable of profiting by attendance thereat. Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

Student who wish to take the four-year option with a year abroad must register for the BA (Arts-Music) (Hons) (International) Pathway at the beginning of Second Year.

Student who wish to take the four-year BMus option must register for the BMus (Hons) Pathway at the beginning of Second Year.

In Second Arts-Music, students take Music as a Single Subject (50 credits) or a Major Subject (40 credits) or a Joint Subject (30 credits). Students may also apply to transfer to the BMus to take 60 credits of Music.

Single Subject: Modules amounting to 60 credits will be studied by combining 50 credits of Music with 10 credits from one of the following subjects passed at the First Arts-Music University Examination: Archaeology, Asian Studies, Béaloideas, Chinese Studies, Computer Science, Economics, English, Folklore, Gaeilge/Irish, German, Greek, Greek and Roman Civilisation, History, Italian, Latin, Politics, Portuguese, Religions and Global Diversity, Studies in Psychology (for notes regarding specific subjects see Table 2 under 'General' in the CK101 regulations).

Major Subject: Modules amounting to 60 credits will be studied by combining 40 credits of Music with 20 credits from one of the following subjects passed at the First Arts-Music University Examination: Archaeology, Asian Studies, Béaloideas, Chinese Studies, Economics, English, Folkore, Gaeilge/Irish, Geography, German, Greek and Roman Civilisation, History, History of Art, Italian, Mathematics, Mathematical Studies, Politics, Portuguese, Religions and Global Diversity, Studies in Psychology (for notes regarding specific subjects see Table 2 under 'General' in the CK101 regulations).

Joint Subject: Modules amounting to 60 credits will be studied by combining 30 credits of Music with 30 credits from one of the following subjects passed at the First Arts-Music University Examination: Applied Mathematics1, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Béaloideas, Economics, English, Folklore, Gaeilge/Irish, Geography, German, Greek and Roman Civilisation, History, History of Art, Italian, Mathematical Studies, Mathematics, Politics, Religions and Global Diversity (for notes regarding specific subjects see Table 2 under 'General' in the CK101 regulations).

Notes:

1 Students who achieve at least 55% in each of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics in First Arts may apply for transfer to Science in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (full details available from the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science).

Change of Module

Students wishing to register a change of module must do so via the Student Portal no later than two weeks after the start of each Semester, i.e. by Friday, 9 October 2020 (Semester 1) or Friday, 5 February 2021 (Semester 2). Semester 1 modules cannot be changed in Semester 2. No changes in registration will be allowed after these deadlines.

Programme Requirements

50-credit Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:

MUSIC

Students take 50 credits as follows:

You must take MU2001 (5 credits), MU2003 (5 credits) and MU2017 (5 credits)

and 35 credits to be taken from the following (timetabling restrictins may apply):

Select 3-6 of the following 5-credit modules in specialist academic areas:

Classical Music and Musicology:
MU2018 Music During the Italian Renaissance (5 credits)
MU2029 Exploring Early 18th-century Music (5 credits)
Ethnomusicology/World Music:
MU2069 A Survey of Middle Eastern Music (5 credits)
MU2118 Musical Cultures of East Asia (5 credits)
Irish Traditional Music:
MU2036 Collectors, Collections and Fieldwork in Irish Traditional Music (5 credits)
MU2116 Irish Traditional Song: Repertoires and Contexts (5 credits)
Music Education and Community Music:
MU2112 Music Education (5 credits)
MU2113 Music in Community (5 credits)
Popular Music:
MU2081 Planet Rap: Global Hip Hop and Post-colonial Perspectives (5 credits)

Choose 0-3 of the following Composition Modules:
MU2040 Song-writing (5 credits)
MU2027 Loop (5 credits)
MU2077 Improvisation: Concept, Culture and Practice (5 credits)
MU2107 What Can We Learn From Beethoven? (5 credits)
MU2109 Composing and Performing Experimental Music (5 credits)

Choose 0-3 of the following 5-credit modules in Musicianship, Applied Musicology, and Music Theory:
MU2073 Applied Musicianship at the Keyboard (5 credits)
MU2098 Developing Musicianship by the Kodály Method (5 credits)
MU2102 Harmony (5 credits)
MU2105 The Language of Jazz (5 credits)
MU2119 Choral Studies 2 (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following Music Technology Modules:
MU2021 Foundations in Music Technology
MU2089 Studio Production Techniques

(For second-year students, MU2089 only allowed with prior permission of the Department due to pre-requisites.)

The following are 5 credit modules in performance. Select ONE, TWO or THREE:

Classical Music: MU2043, MU2044, MU2052
Irish Traditional Music and Dance: MU2042, MU2053, MU2054, MU2055, MU2056, MU2057, MU2058, MU2059, MU2060, MU2062, MU2063, MU2094
Jazz and Pop: MU2050, MU2051, MU2066, MU2093
World Music: MU2041, MU2048, MU2067

plus 10 credits from another Arts subject continued from First Year, from those listed here.

Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.

Note: Students choosing German as a 10-credit Subject take the module GE2101 (10 credits).


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

40-credit Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:

MUSIC

Students take 40 credits as follows:

You must take MU2001 (5 credits), MU2003 (5 credits) and MU2017 (5 credits)

and 25 credits to be taken from the following (timetabling restrictions may apply):

Select 2-4 of the following 5-credit modules in specialist academic areas:
Classical Music:
MU2018
Music During the Italian Renaissance (5 credits)
MU2029 Exploring Early 18th-century Music (5 credits)
Ethnomusicology/World Music:
MU2069 A Survey of Middle Eastern Music (5 credits)
MU2118 Musical Cultures of East Asia (5 credits)
Irish Traditional Music:
MU2036 Collectors, Collections and Fieldwork in Irish Traditional Music (5 credits)
MU2116 Irish Traditional Song: Repertoires and Contexts (5 credits)
Music Education and Community Music:
MU2112 Music Education (5 credits)
MU2113 Music in Community (5 credits)
Popular Music:
MU2081
Planet Rap: Global Hip Hop and Post-colonial Perspectives (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following 5-credit Composition Modules:
MU2027 Loop (5 credits)
MU2040 Song-writing (5 credits)
MU2077 Improvisation: Concept, Culture and Practice (5 credits)
MU2107 What Can We Learn From Beethoven? (5 credits)
MU2109 Composing and Performing Experimental Music (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following 5-credit modules in Musicianship, Applied Musicology, and Music Theory:
MU2073 Applied Musicianship at the Keyboard (5 credits)
MU2098 Developing Musicianship by the Kodaly Method (5 credits)
MU2102 Harmony (5 credits)
MU2105 The Language of Jazz (5 credits)
MU2119 Choral Studies 2 (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following Music Technology Modules:
MU2021 Foundations in Music Technology (5 credits)
MU2089 Studio Production Techniques (5 credits)

(For second-year students, MU2089 only allowed with prior permission of the Department due to pre-requisites)

The following are 5-credit modules in performance. Select ONE, TWO or THREE:

Classical Music: MU2043, MU2044, MU2052
Irish Traditional Music and Dance: MU2042, MU2053, MU2054, MU2055, MU2056, MU2057, MU2058, MU2059, MU2060, MU2062, MU2063, MU2094
Jazz and Pop: MU2050, MU2051, MU2066, MU2093
World Music: MU2041, MU2048, MU2067

plus 20 credits from another Arts subject continued from First Year, from those listed here.

Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

30-credit Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:

MUSIC

Students take 30 credits as follows:

You must take MU2003 (5 credits) and MU2017 (5 credits),

and 20 credits to be taken from the following (timetabling restrictions may apply):

Select 1-3 of the following 5-credit modules in specialist academic areas:
Classical Music and Musicology:
MU2018 Music During the Italian Renaissance (5 credits)
MU2029 Exploring Early 18th-century Music (5 credits)
Ethnomusicology/World Music:
MU2069 A Survey of Middle Eastern Music (5 credits)
MU2118 Musical Cultures of East Asia (5 credits)
Irish Traditional Music:
MU2036 Collectors, Collections and Fieldwork in Irish Traditional Music (5 credits)
MU2116 Irish Traditional Song: Repertoires and Contexts (5 credits)
Music Education and Community Music:
MU2112 Music Education (5 credits)
MU2113 Music in Community (5 credits)
Popular Music:
MU2081 Planet Rap: Global Hip Hop and Post-colonial Perspectives (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following 5-credit Composition Modules:
MU2027 Loop (5 credits)
MU2040 Song-Writing (5 credits)
MU2077 Improvisation: Concept, Culture and Practice (5 credits)
MU2107 What Can We Learn From Beethoven? (5 credits)
MU2109 Composing and Performing Experimental Music (5 credits)

Choose 1-3 of the following 5-credit modules in Musicianship, Applied Musicology, and Music Theory:
MU2001 Music Theory 2 (5 credits)
MU2073 Applied Musicianship at the Keyboard (5 credits)
MU2098 Developing Musicianship by the Kodaly Method (5 credits)
MU2102 Harmony (5 credits)
MU2105 The Language of Jazz (5 credits)
MU2119 Choral Studies 2 (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following Music Technology Modules:
MU2021 Foundations in Music Technology (5 credits)
MU2089 Studio Production Techniques (5 credits)

(For second-year students, MU2089 only allowed with prior permission of the Department due to pre-requisites.)

The following are 5 credit modules in performance; they are optional. Select ONE, TWO or NONE:
Classical Music: MU2043, MU2044, MU2052
Irish Traditional Music and Dance: MU2042, MU2053, MU2054, MU2055, MU2056, MU2057, MU2058, MU2059, MU2060, MU2062, MU2063, MU2094
Jazz and Pop: MU2050, MU2051, MU2066, MU2093
World Music: MU2041, MU2048, MU2067

plus 30 credits from another Arts subject continued from First Year, from those listed here.

Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule

Students must pass the Second and Third University Examination in Arts-Music within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Arts-Music, as appropriate. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for Third Arts-Music (or Fourth Arts-Music in the case of students choosing the Chinese Studies Pathway and European Pathway) until he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Arts-Music (or the Third University Examination in Arts-Music). The selection of any module is conditional on the Professor or Lecturer concerned and the College being satisfied that a student is capable of profiting by attendance thereat. Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

In Third Arts-Music, students take Music as a Single Subject (50 credits) or a Major Subject (40 credits) or a Joint Subject (30 credits). Music is also available through the BMus Pathway (60 credits).

Note:

BA (Hons) graduates in Music who have obtained Honours in either their Single Subject Degree in Music or their Major Subject Degree in Music, and who have completed at least 110 credits of Music, are eligible to transfer to Fourth Music and complete the BMus (Hons) Degree in one further year.

Change of Module

Students wishing to register a change of module must do so via the Student Portal no later than two weeks after the start of each Semester, i.e. by Friday, 9 October 2020 (Semester 1) or Friday, 5 February 2021 (Semester 2). Semester 1 modules cannot be changed in Semester 2. No changes in registration will be allowed after these deadlines.

Programme Requirements

50-credit Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:

MUSIC

Students take 50 credits as follows (timetabling restrictions may apply):

Select 4-8 of the following 5-credit modules in specialist academic areas:

Classical Music and Musicology:
MU2018
Music During the Italian Renaissance (5 credits)
MU2029 Exploring Early 18th-century Music (5 credits)
MU3029 Women in Music (5 credits)
MU3033 Music and Race (5 credits)
Ethnomusicology/World Music:
MU2069 A Survey of Middle Eastern Music (5 credits)
MU2118 Musical Cultures of East Asia (5 credits)
MU3028 Global Sounds: World Music in the 21st Century (5 credits)
Irish Traditional Music:
MU2036 Collectors, Collections and Fieldwork in Irish Traditional Music (5 credits)
MU2116 Irish Traditional Song: Repertoires and Contexts (5 credits)
MU3031 Revival to Riverdance (5 credits)
Music Education and Community Music:
MU2112 Music Education (5 credits)
MU2113 Music in Community (5 credits)
Music Perception:
MU3032
Cognitive Ethnomusicology (5 credits)
Popular Music:
MU2081 Planet Rap: Global Hip Hop and Post-colonial Perspectives (5 credits)

Choose ONE or NONE of the following Major Study modules:

Major Study: MU3010 OR MU3030 (you may not take both)

Choose 0-4 of the following 5-credit self-directed options:
Tionscnamh féinstiúrtha: MU3016
Composition project: MU3020
Self-directed project: MU3021
Recital: MU3065

Choose 0-4 of the following 5-credit Composition modules:
MU2027 Loop (5 credits)
MU2040 Song-writing 2 (5 credits)
MU2077 Improvisation: Concept, Culture and Practice (5 credits)
MU2107 What can we learn from Beethoven? (5 credits)
MU2109 Composing and Performing Experimental Music (5 credits)

Choose 0-3 of the following 5-credit modules in Musicianship, Applied Musicology, and Music Theory:
MU2001 Music Theory 2 (5 credits)
MU2073 Applied Musicianship at the Keyboard (5 credits)
MU2098 Developing Musicianship by the Kodaly Method (5 credits)
MU2102 Harmony (5 credits)
MU2105 The Language of Jazz (5 credits)
MU2119 Choral Studies 2 OR MU3034 Choral Studies 3 (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following Music Technology modules:
MU2021 Foundations in Music Technology (5 credits)
MU2089 Studio Production Techniques (5 credits)
MU2106 Studio Production Techniques 2 (5 credits)

The following are 5 credit modules in performance: they are optional. You may select ONE, TWO or NONE:

Classical Music: MU2043, MU2044, MU2052, MU3043, MU3044, MU3052
Irish Traditional Music and Dance: MU2042, MU2053, MU2054, MU2055, MU2056, MU2057, MU2058, MU2059, MU2060, MU2062, MU2063, MU2094, MU3042, MU3053, MU3054, MU3055, MU3056, MU3057, MU3058, MU3059, MU3060, MU3062, MU3063, MU3094
Jazz and Pop: MU2050, MU2051, MU2066, MU2093, MU3050, MU3051, MU3093
World Music: MU2041, MU2048, MU2067, MU3041, MU3048

plus 10 credits from another Arts subject continued from Second Year.

Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.

Note: Students choosing German as a 10-credit Subject take the module GE3101 (10 credits).


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

40-credit Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:

MUSIC

Students take 40 credits as follows (timetabling restrictions may apply):

Select 4 to 6 of the following 5-credit modules in specialist academic areas:

Classical Music and Musicology:
MU2018 Music During the Italian Renaissance (5 credits)
MU2029 Exploring Early 18th-century Music (5 credits)
MU3029 Women in Music (5 credits)
MU3033 Music and Race (5 credits)
Ethnomusicology/World Music:
MU2069 A Survey of Middle Eastern Music (5 credits)
MU2118 Musical Cultures of East Asia (5 credits)
MU3028 Global Sounds: World Music in the 21st Century (5 credits)
Irish Traditional Music:
MU2036 Collectors, Collections and Fieldwork in Irish Traditional Music (5 credits)
MU2116 Irish Traditional Song: Repertoires and Contexts (5 credits)
MU3031 Revival to Riverdance (5 credits)
Music Education and Community Music:
MU2112 Music Education (5 credits)
MU2113 Music in Community (5 credits)
Music Perception:
MU3032 Cognitive Ethnomusicology (5 credits)
Popular Music:
MU2081
Planet Rap: Global Hip Hop and Post-colonial Perspectives (5 credits)

Choose ONE or NONE of the following Major Study modules:
Major Study:
MU3010 OR MU3030 (you may not take both)

Choose 0-4 of the following 5-credit self-directed options:
Tionscnamh féinstiúrtha: MU3016
Composition project: MU3020
Self-directed project: MU3021
Recital: MU3065

Choose 0-4 of the following 5-credit Composition modules:
MU2027 Loop (5 credits)
MU2040 Song-writing 2 (5 credits)
MU2077 Improvisation: Concept, Culture and Practice (5 credits)
MU2107 What can we learn from Beethoven? (5 credits)
MU2109 Composing and Performing Experimental Music (5 credits)

Choose 0-4 of the following 5-credit modules in Musicianship, Applied Musicology, and Music Theory:
MU2001 Music Theory 2 (5 credits) )
MU2073 Applied Musicianship at the Keyboard (5 credits)
MU2098 Developing Musicianship by the Kodály Method (5 credits)
MU2102 Harmony (5 credits)
MU2105 The Language of Jazz (5 credits
MU2119 Choral Studies 2 OR MU3034 Choral Studies 3 (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following Music Technology modules:
MU2021 Foundations in Music Technology (5 credits)
MU2089 Studio Production Techniques (5 credits)
MU2106 Studio Production Techniques 2 (5 credits)

The following are 5 credit modules in performance; they are optional. You may select ONE, TWO or NONE:

Classical Music: MU2043, MU2044, MU2052, MU3043, MU3044, MU3052
Irish Traditional Music and Dance: MU2042, MU2053, MU2054, MU2055, MU2056, MU2057, MU2058, MU2059, MU2060, MU2062, MU2063, MU2094, MU3042, MU3053, MU3054, MU3055, MU3056, MU3057, MU3058, MU3059, MU3060, MU3062, MU3063, MU3094
Jazz and Pop: MU2050, MU2051, MU2066, MU2093, MU3050, MU3051, MU3093
World Music: MU2041, MU2048, MU2067, MU3041, MU3048

plus 20 credits from another Arts subject continued from Second Year.

Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

30-credit Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:

MUSIC

Students take 30 credits as follows (timetabling restrictions may apply):

Select 2-4 of the following 5-credit modules in specialist academic areas:

Classical Music and Musicology:
MU2018 Music During the Italian Renaissance (5 credits)
MU2029 Exploring Early 18th-century Music (5 credits)
MU3029 Women in Music (5 credits)
MU3033 Music and Race (5 credits)
Ethnomusicology/World Music:
MU2069 A Survey of Middle Eastern Music (5 credits)
MU2118 Musical Cultures of East Asia (5 credits)
MU3028 Global Sounds: World Music in the 21st Century (5 credits)
Irish Traditional Music:
MU2036 Collectors, Collections and Fieldwork in Irish Traditional Music (5 credits)
MU2116 Irish Traditional Song: Repertoires and Contexts (5 credits)
MU3031 Revival to Riverdance (5 credits)
Music Education and Community Music:
MU2112
Music Education (5 credits)
MU2113
Music in Community (5 credits)
Music Perception:
MU3032
Cognitive Ethnomusicology (5 credits)
Popular Music:
MU2081 Planet Rap: Global Hip Hop and Post-colonial Perspectives (5 credits)

Choose ONE or NONE of the following Major Study Modules:
Major Study: MU3010 OR MU3030 (you may not take both)

Choose 0-2 of the following 5-credit self-directed options:
Tionscnamh féinstiúrtha: MU3016
Composition project: MU3020
Self-directed project: MU3021
Recital: MU3065

Choose 0-2 of the following 5-credit composition modules:
MU2027 Loop (5 credits)
MU2040 Song-writing 2 (5 credits)
MU2077 Improvisation: Concept, Culture and Practice (5 credits)
MU2107 What can we learn from Beethoven? (5 credits)
MU2109 Composing and Performing Experimental Music (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following 5-credit modules in Musicianship, Applied Musicology, and Music Theory:
MU2001 Music Theory 2 (5 credits)
MU2102 Harmony (5 credits)
MU2105 The Language of Jazz (5 credits)
MU2073 Applied Musicianship at the Keyboard (5 credits)
MU2098 Developing Musicianship by the Kodály Method (5 credits)
MU2119 Choral Studies 2 OR MU3034 Choral Studies 3 (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following Music Technology modules:
MU2021 Foundations in Music Technology (5 credits)
MU2089 Studio Production Techniques (5 credits)
MU2106 Studio Production Techniques 2 (5 credits)

Choose 0-2 of the following 5-credit performance modules:
Classical Music: MU2043, MU2044, MU2052, MU3043, MU3044, MU3052
Irish Traditional Music and Dance: MU2042, MU2053, MU2054, MU2055, MU2056, MU2057, MU2058, MU2059, MU2060, MU2062, MU2063, MU2094, MU3042, MU3053, MU3054, MU3055, MU3056, MU3057, MU3058, MU3059, MU3060, MU3062, MU3063, MU3094
Jazz and Pop: MU2050, MU2051, MU2066, MU2093, MU3050, MU3051, MU3093
World Music: MU2041, MU2048, MU2067, MU3041, MU3048

plus 30 credits from one other Arts subject continued from Second Year.

Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.

BMus Pathway (See here)
At the end of Third Year students who have taken 40 credits of music may choose to continue in the BMus Pathway which is a four year programme and transfer their registration to the BMus at the end of Third Year. Students wishing to take the BMus Pathway in Fourth Year must have passed Third Year, and taken 40 credits of Music.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule

Students must pass the Second and Third University Examination in Arts-Music within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second and Third Arts-Music, as appropriate. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, only for very serious reasons.




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