2020/2021

BMus (Hons) Pathway

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 BMus (Hons) is a four-year honours degree programme.

To be eligible for the award of the BMus (Hons) Degree, a student will be required to have achieved 240 credits by obtaining 60 credits in each of First (Arts-Music), Second, Third and Fourth BMus (Hons). A student may not register for more than 60 credits in one academic year.

Students entering First Year enter through CK104 Arts-Music and take the First Year Arts-Music programme. At the beginning of Second Year, students may opt to register for the BMus (Hons) pathway.

In First Arts-Music students take Music together with two other subjects from the First Arts-Music programme. See here for programme requirements.

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.

Students who wish to take the BMus (Hons) pathway from 2016/17 onwards must register for the pathway at the beginning of Second Year. No student may register for Second Music until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Arts - Music.

No student may register for Second Music in 2016/17 until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Music.

In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Music a student must have attended in a satisfactory manner, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits.

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

Students take 60 credits as follows:

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

and 45 credits to be taken from the following (timetabling restrictions may apply):

Select 4 to 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)
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: MU2008
MU2081 Planet Rap: Global Hip Hop and Post-colonial Perspectives (5 credits)

Choose 0-4 of the following 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:
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 (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

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 University Examination in Music within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second 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.

No student may register for the Third Year programme until he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Music.

In order to be admitted to the Third University Examination in Music a student must have passed the First and Second University Examinations in Music, and attended in a satisfactory manner, subsequent to attendance at the Second Year programme, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits.

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

In the final two years of the BMus (Hons) Degree, students are allowed considerable freedom to construct their own programme. Students are advised to discuss their choices with staff in advance.

Students take 60 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:
MU2116 Irish Traditional Song: Repertoires and Contexts (5 credits)
MU2036 Collectors, Collections and Fieldwork in Irish Traditional Music (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 10-credit 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 0-6 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:
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, THREE 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


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 Third University Examination in Music within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third 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.

No student may register for the Fourth Year programme until he/she has passed the Third University Examination in Music.

In order to be admitted to the BMus (Hons) Degree Examination a student must have passed the First, Second and Third University Examinations in Music, and attended in a satisfactory manner,subsequent to attendance at the Third Year programme, prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits.

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

Students take 60 credits as follows:

You must take MU4001 (10 credits) and EITHER MU4002 (15 credits) or MU4003 (15 credits)

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

Select 4-7 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 0-3 of the following 5-credit self-directed options:
Tionscnamh féinstiúrtha: MU3016
Composition project: MU3020
Self-directed project: MU3021
Recital: MU3065

Choose 0-3 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:
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 of Music Technology (5 credits)
MU2089 Studio Production Techniques (5 credits)
MU2106 Studio Production Techniques 2 (5 credits)

Choose 0-3 of the following 5-credit performance modules:
Classical Music: MU2043, MU2044, MU2052, MU3043, MU3044, MU3052, MU4043, MU4044, MU4052
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, MU4042, MU4053, MU4054, MU4055, MU4056, MU4057, MU4058, MU4059, MU4060, MU4062, MU4063, MU4094
Jazz and Pop: MU2050, MU2051, MU2066, MU2093, MU3050, MU3051, MU3093, MU4050, MU4051, MU4093,
World Music: MU2041, MU2048, MU2065, MU2067, MU3041, MU3048, MU4041, MU4048

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 BMus (Hons) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth 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.




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