Incoming music students will be the first to experience the new revised programme, enhancing their future career prospects
Students starting in the four-year honours Music degree in September 2021 will be the first to benefit from its new career development focus.
Dr Hazel Farrell, Programme Leader BA (Hons) Music says it’s a diverse course with transferable skills. “We are very excited to announce the introduction our new revised BA (Hons) Music programme from September 2021.
"Our new programme has so many attractive elements that focus on equipping the students with a wide variety of skills desirable for a diverse range of music careers.”
Broad range of transferrable skills
Dr Farrell stated that the course has been re-designed “with career development as a main focus and new modules ensuring a broad range of transferable skills for our graduates.
“If I was starting over again, this is definitely a course I would like to do," Dr Farrell added.
The modules required for registration with the Teaching Council of Ireland for the curricular subject of music are all included in the four year degree based at WIT’s College Street campus.
There is an option to take a semester abroad through the Erasmus scheme and all students will now get the opportunity to experience the different genres of jazz, pop, classical, musical theatre, and Irish music.
Modules such as film music arranging and pop music arranging have been introduced in response to the growing demand for these skills in the music industry.
The new community connect module gives students the opportunity to undertake an independent learning project with external stakeholders and build networks within the community.
Collaborations with external bodies will continue with sound technology and multimedia composition modules. Past collaborations include projects with Cartoon Saloon, Spraoi and Garter Lane.
Mark Graham, a lecturer on the course, who produces and presents The Irish Music Industry Podcast will be working alongside the students.
Inclusive music community
“In addition to all of the above, we also provide our students with a multitude of performance opportunities and support the establishment of their own ensembles in our vibrant and inclusive music community,” Dr Farrell adds.
Students must apply through the CAO by 1 February each year, with auditions taking place in the Spring months. CAO applicants for 2021 who already have the course on their list must decide their course order of preference by 1 July 2021.
For more information, hear Mark chat about the BA (Hons) Music course.