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DN517
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The course covers a wide range of music topics, mainly focusing on musicology and ethnomusicology. Is sadly does not cover composition or performance(there are modules such as Choral Scholars, Philharmonic Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Gamlean Ensemble. There is also some recital modules in 1st and 3rd years but you will have to learn the repertoire in your own time.). Most modules are interesting and challenging. Counterpoint wasn't my cup of tea but apart from that, great! A lot of the modules are more continuous assessment ranging from 40%-100% continuous assessment. Leaving Cert Music would be useful. Also having a good English grade will come in handy! Languages/Religious Education would be beneficial. Even Geography or Politics & Society with Ethnomusicology!
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The music lectures are great! Can be accessed online if you miss a lecture! Lectures cover all material that we were examined on. As a 2nd year BMus student, I have 13-15 hours a week of lectures with 0-1 hours of tutorials a week. I thinknit 1st year I had slightly more lectures and tutorials! There is only 2 people in my BMus class (including me!) But we join up with the BA class (approx. 40) BA music students do most but not all of the music modules, while BMus students do ALMOST ALL! (you have some choice in 3rd year what you want to specialise in!)
Career Opportunities
Most graduates go on to do music related postgraduate courses which lead them on to careers such as academics, lecturers, teachers, music therapists and much much more. Some people have even converted their degrees with HDip courses into Psychology, Law, Computer Science, etc. Skill from the music degree can be transfered to other job sectors too!
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This course was probably not what I expected as I was expecting to be taught performance and composition but the other modules are superb and it has opened my eyes to different fields of music! I would recommend this degree to anyone who loves to STUDY music! If you are a performer, definitely try for the Ad Adstra programme aswell in UCD! And the performing groups in UCD are top notch, particularly the Choral Scholars!

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