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Master of Science in Music and Technology

Programme Code: CR_GMUST_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:January 2025
Field of Study:Music & Performing Arts

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) a creative, working, and hands-on knowledge of the audio programming software packages, the sequencing and composition software packages, studio recording and editing/mixing systems, mixing desks, and surround sound systems.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) the ability to critically assess the adequacy of a recording studio / venue, its equipment, a range of different computer applications, and be able to offer clarity of perspective and services, with regard to technology, to musicians an other persons who work in arts
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) a creative and competent knowledge of a very broad range of technological tools, from software to hardware.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) adaptability to new hardware and software packages, and use these packages creatively and in novel ways appropriate to the technological undertaking.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) the ability to integrate seamlessly with a project group, readily identifying the needs of that group and offering novel solutions to the group for a variety of problems.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) responsibility for their own role as well as aiding and understanding the role of the other group members giving a “big picture” view to others in the group if needed.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) the skills for lifelong learning, understanding the necessity to continuously update their knowledge and skill base, with particular regard to digital media and audio technology, assessing their own knowledge base in a systematic and unbiased fashion.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) the ability to scrutinise social norms and and the effect that music & technology and digital media have had on society and the impact of technological innovation on modern culture.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
MUSC9001 Computer Music 1
MUSC9007 Recording Studio 1
ELTR9001 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
SOFT6013 Procedural Programming
ELTR9002 Audio Electronics
MMED6025 Interpreting Sound & Music
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8017 Core Instrumental Studies 5
MUSC8019 Core Instrumental Studies 7
MUSC8029 Devised Performance Project
MUSC8070 Popular Instrumental Studies 5
MUSC8082 Popular Instrumental Studies 7
MUSC8050 Performance Development 1
Module Code Module Title
MMED8007 Digital Culture
MMED7008 Marketing & Media Law
MMED7005 Ethics & Aesthetics
DRAM7019 Lighting Design

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
MUSC9002 Computer Music 2
MUSC9008 Recording Studio 2
MUSC9009 Sound Synthesis
ARTI9002 Audio Signal Processing
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8018 Core Instrumental Studies 6
MUSC8020 Core Instrumental Studies 8
MUSC8029 Devised Performance Project
MUSC8076 Popular Instrumental Studies 6
MUSC8087 Popular Instrumental Studies 8
MUSC8051 Performance Development 2
Module Code Module Title
MMED7008 Marketing & Media Law
MUSC7025 Music & Technology 4
DRAM7019 Lighting Design
DRAM8004 Advanced Stage Lighting
MUSC8128 Entrepreneurship in the Arts 1

Stage 1 / Semester 3

Module Code Module Title
MUSC9004 Music & Technology Research

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