How to Apply


  • The closing date for applications for 2017/18 is 30th June 2017 but applications are being accepted now.
  • To apply for the course please click here. Go to 'Taught Masters' on left hand side, click on School of Engineering and select MMT.
  • The fees for 2017/18 will probably be 5,750 Euro (Full fee of 7,250 less the HEA suppport) for EU students and 14,935 for non-EU students. This will be confirmed in August 2017. For further information on fees please go to.

Application requirements


Acceptance for the course is based on a combination of musical/compositional ability, academic record, portfolio, technological capacity, references, and interview.

Transcripts are used to document the performance of a student over a certain period of time by listing the course units or modules taken, the credits gained, and the grades awarded. The Transcript of Records provides a standard format for recording all study activities carried out by students. It is an essential tool for academic recognition. Candidates will require a 2.1 in their undergraduate degree unless there are exceptional circumstances which may be taken into consideration.

Your application for the course should also include: 

  1. Curriculum vitae, providing information related to the course
  2. Personal statement, this should take the form of a letter of introduction, addressing the reasons why you would like to do the course and why you think you are suitable.
  3. At least 2 relevant references must be submitted with all applications.

For applicants that have left College for a number of years, please submit 1 academic reference and 1 from a previous employer.

Your application should include: a portfolio/evidence of creative work. The portfolio submission is to be either posted (Jenny Kirkwood, Adminstrator, MMT Application Portfolio 2017/18, Music and Media Technologies, Stack B, Custom House Quay, IFSC, Dublin 1) or emailed directly to kirkwooj@tcd.ie. Please note that online application and portfolio must be submitted simultanously.

Please also print your name & Application Reference Number on the back of the envelope. Please note: due to the large number of applications that we receive, we are unable to return portfolio materials.  If however, you would like your portfolio returned, please include a stamped-addressed envelope.

The portfolio of creative work can include up to three compositional or production examples, or any relevant materials (including, for example, reports which demonstrate technological design ability) which are evidence of creative flair.

Applicants should think of this as an opportunity to show off their creativity and ability so a diversity of work and styles is desirable. We are looking for creative and original work of any sort, not necessarily restricted to music! Please provide printed details of work that is submitted on CD/DVD i.e. track lists, program notes.

Please note: for those without a Music Degree, formal music training to at least Grade 5/6 is highly desirable, but is not essential for entry. Acceptance is based on the overall competencies in evidence, of which musical ability (not necessarily the same as formal training) is regarded as being critical. Students applying for the course without formal music training must take the Music Theory and Aural Training subjects offered for the duration of the programme.

Stipulated specific entry requirements would include musical ability and undergraduate degree and possibly some relevant professional experience in a related industry or field.

Additional information

Click useful links for more information on Prospectus and Music Theory Classes.

Additional information regarding what a US student needs to do when applying for a Federal loan can be found on the Graduate Students' Union website.

For information on external funding please access the attached links.

Graduate Studies External Funding

Student Finance Website