What will I learn?

About You

This programme might suit you if;

• you are interested in the digital audio and video art industry
• you enjoy learning about the latest advances that inform the digital arts domain
• you would like to combine highly technological skills with artistic and creative endeavour
• you want to develop creative ideas with the support of the latest software and hardware tools.

Why Study Music, Media and Performance Technology at UL?

The BSc in Music, Media & Performance Technology will develop the technical and creative skills required to be successful media practitioners in both the music and media industries. The programme involves both small group and individual tuition to help you to develop digital instrumental and media skills, as well as seminar, class and laboratory-based learning.

The aim of the programme is to equip you with degree level competence in music, media and performance technologies. On graduation, you will be capable of making a significant contribution to the continuing development and growth of the Digital Arts, the Music Technology and Media industries and more broadly across other sectors that use digital media technologies.

Facilities include professional grade digital recording studios, with a composition suite and post production facility based around industry standard hard disk recording systems (Pro Tools and Logic Pro) and includes dedicated facilities for surround sound mixing and mastering. In addition to professional grade video recorders and editing equipment, a new dedicated digital media laboratory provides state of the art software and hardware for both audio and video applications.

This programme will;

(i) Give you expertise in music and video digital media technologies
(ii) Teach you the skills required for the creative use of music and video digital media
(iii) Help you to acquire the expertise needed for you to take an active role in the diverse field of digital media
(iv) Support you in your development of a critical and independent approach to problem solving that will help you to reach your full potential throughout your career
(v) Enhance your capacity to learn independently, by your own resources

Course Structure

The unique feature of this course is that it focuses on training a new type of interdisciplinary graduate who combines technological competence with artistic and creative endeavour. This four year honours degree programme is offered on a full time basis.

During that time, you will learn;

  • The creative implementations of digital media.
  • The development of both audio-visual software tools (programming) and of real-time audio-visual performances (artistic skills)
  • Individual and small group practice is based around active practitioners; e.g. musicians, composers, video artists, video producers and directors
  • Mathematical and technical aspects of electronic media, how people perceive multimedia sound and image/li>
  • The theory, principles and application of digital audio and video and the issues arising from these principles in practice
  • Student-driven development of projects in directed study through electives agreed with the course board, e.g. ethnomusicology and musicology

Career Prospects

Careers open to you with a degree in Music, Media and Performance Technology include:

• Multimedia Programmer-Artist
• Software Developer for Digital Art Applications
• Sound and Video Engineer
• Video Editor
• Audio-Visual Post Production
• Radio and Television Broadcasting
• Audio-Visual Artist
• Researcher in Media, Music and Visuals

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€15,986.00 (US$ 17,732) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 September 2019, 27 January 2020

Venue

University of Limerick

Limerick,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

For international students

Applicants must hold an equivalent qualification to the Irish Leaving Certificate or A level qualification (UK system).

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

A-Level (+GCSE O Level)

English Language Requirements

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

TOEFL: Minimum score of 90 or above in TOEFL IBT examination.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

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About this uni

The University of Limerick is a leading institution known for outstanding research based in the heart of Ireland.

  • Named the Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2019
  • Ranked as one of the top 100 Young Universities in the World
  • 2,500 international students
  • Highest graduate employment rate in Ireland