Music Open Day 2021

20 Nov 2021

We are delighted to invite all prospective Music students  to our Online Open Day.   

Saturday 27th November 2021, @ 1pm



Music at UCC Open Day Programme


Welcome from Head of Department Dr. Jeffrey Weeter along with presentations by some of the lecturers on CK104 about our Honours programme, career prospects, the Music entrance test, and more.


Explore our online Exhibition Hall

Where we will showcase some of the possibilities available when you study Music at UCC. Here you will find interviews with staff and students, performances, and features on alumni.


Further advice

Staff will be on hand to offer further advice and answer any remaining queries in a live online Q&A.


Music at UCC: a brief guide

The Department of Music at University College Cork was founded in 1906 and has long been known as a centre of excellence for both the study and the practice of music. It is associated with some of the most influential and significant musicians in Ireland and is renowned for its pioneering work in Irish Traditional Music, Jazz and Pop, World Music, Composition, Western Art Music, Early Music, Experimental Music, Multimedia, Music and Film, Music Education, Improvisation, Community music and countless other areas of our increasingly rich musical world.


Our syllabus reflects a fundamental belief in the value of all kinds of music and the importance of studying them in many different ways, including scholarship, performance and creative work. Core courses provide fundamental skills, but the programme structure also allows considerable choice, with options that encourage exploration, inspiration, personal growth and focused specialisation. Each student can create their own distinctive skillset, balancing specialism and breadth, thus ideally preparing themselves for today’s demand for Music graduates who are resourceful, skilled in many areas and highly adaptable.


UCC Music offers an extraordinary range of unique experiences, from its amazingly rich offerings in Irish Traditional Music to its exceptional digital multimedia performance ensemble, CAVE; from its opportunities to perform on the exquisite Javanese Gamelan to its unparalleled range  of  performance courses in Jazz and Pop Music; from its courses in music production in the new Pauline Oliveros Sound Studio to the only composition courses in Experimental Music in the country; from its exceptional approaches to Western Art Music 1450 to the present day, to its astonishing range of courses on the music of China, Indonesia, India, Africa and more. Whether you want to be a professional performer, a teacher, a composer or something else entirely, UCC Music offers you a custom-built, exciting, adventurous way to achieve your goals!


Degree Programmes

BA (Arts-Music) CK104 or CK112 Theatre and Performative Practice with Music


·    CK104 BA Arts Music: Music is taken with another subject (30, 40 or 50 credits out of a total of 60)

·    BMus Pathway: Music only (60 credits) — perfect for specialists.

·    CK112 Theatre and Performative Practice with Music: Students must take 30 credits of Music


Entry Procedure

Prospective students apply through Ireland’s Central Applications Office (CAO). Each applicant takes UCC’s Music entrance test. Those who pass are eligible for a place (NB must also meet UCC’s admissions criteria on year of entry).

Department of Music

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