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BA (Hons)

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4 Years

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About Music Education at Trinity College Dublin

Course overview

The Bachelor in Music Education degree is designed to provide for the academic and professional requirements of those wishing to become music teachers at secondary school level. It is taught by the University in conjunction with the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

This four-year integrated programme will equip you with a high standard of performance in the instrument of your choice, as well as with an associated competence in related musical skills, i.e. conducting, keyboard skills and performance in choral, orchestral and chamber music groups. The course also provides for a solid grounding in harmony, counterpoint, composition, orchestration, analysis and history of music.

Is this the right course for me?

If you enjoy music, already have a reasonable standard of performance, and wish to combine these qualities with a teaching career, then this course will be ideally suited to you.

Course content

A basic feature of the course is personal development in music, evoking the ability to arouse the interest and enthusiasm of pupils. You will be encouraged to engage in ensemble work at a level appropriate to your own ability. Opportunities to perform are provided, offering realistic goals for all, including the exceptionally gifted. Supervised practice in all aspects of classroom teaching is provided, in addition to instrumental/vocal practice. A complementary course in history – compulsory in the Junior Freshman (first) year – is offered in all years.

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  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
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Entry requirements for this course

Contact Trinity College Dublin to find course entry requirements.

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