- Course Type: Undergraduate
- Course Code: TR009
- No. of Places: 10
- Min Entry Points 2012: 525* points
- Duration: 4 Year(s) Full Time
- Award: B. Mus. Ed.
- Specific Entry Requirements: See requirements
- Restricted Entry:
This is a restricted entry course. Applications must be submitted by 1 February 2013.
Applications MUST be submitted by 1 February of the proposed year of entry. Applicants will be required to attend an entrance examination, provisionally scheduled for 23 March 2013.
On the basis of the examination results, some applicants will be called to attend an interview during April/May before final selections are made. Performance will feature as one element of the interview.
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- How to apply: See how to apply
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- Music Education, 4 Year(s) Full Time, Closing Date: 08/FEB/2013
Mature Student - Supplementary Application FormRead the information about how to apply as a mature student, then select the link below to complete the TCD Supplementary Application Form for mature students.
- Music Education, Closing Date: 01/JUN/2013
Advanced Entry ApplicationsRead the information about how to apply for Advanced Entry, then select the link below to apply.
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 (including Northern Ireland). The degree is taught in conjunction with the Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music and Drama, and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
This four-year programme will equip you with a high standard of performance in your chosen instrument, as well as with an associated competence in related music 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 the history of music.
Is this the right course for you?
If you enjoy music, already have an accomplished standard of performance, and wish to combine these qualities with a teaching career, then this course will be ideally suited to you.
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.
There are approximately fifteen hours of lectures per week, comprising music and education.
- Instrumental/vocal performance - individual tuition
- Aural perception and keyboard skills
- History of music
- Irish music
- Practical musicianship
- Special repertoire class for main instrument
- Music technology
- Sociology of music and; music education
- Music education and teaching practice
- Applied psychology in education
- Educational philosophy & theory
- Sociologies of education: Yesterday & today; Ireland & the world
- Introduction to assessment & examinations in post-primary education
- History of education
- Educational issues
- Research methods in education
A combination of continuous assessment, practical and written examinations and teaching practice makes up the assessment.
There are opportunities for students to spend part of their Junior Sophister (third) year studying abroad.
The employment record for Trinity College's graduates in Music education is excellent. While most of the students go on to teaching - usually in schools, but also to instrumental teaching, some use the degree as a general arts qualification and go on to work in areas such as orchestral and vocal performance, academia, arts administration, library work, music therapy and music technology. Many students take postgraduate courses - either in related areas such as in music education, musicology, performance, or in a range of other areas including copyright law and publishing. Recent graduates are working in this country and also in countries such as the USA, China and England.
Anyone considering studying Music education is welcome to visit the School of Education, to speak to members of staff, and to speak to current students. To make an appointment, contact the Music Education co-ordinator at +353 1 896 1145.
Specific Entry Requirements
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