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The Department offers a dynamic mixture of traditional and innovative courses for musicians interested in advanced study of musicology, music technologies, and composition. Music is closely affiliated with the College-wide research themes of Creative Arts Practice, Creative Technologies, Manuscript, Book, and Print Cultures, the Trinity Long Room Hub (the Arts and Humanities Research Institute of Trinity College). The department houses an archive of historical recordings and hosts a Music Composition Centre. It collaborates with the Lir (National Academy of Dramatic Art) as well as Trinity’s Arts Technology Research Labratory. Music is the only academic department still situated in Front Square, at the heart of college life in Dublin.

Bernard Reilly
M.Phil. in Music Composition graduate 2016/17

My time at Trinity offered a valuable opportunity to find a different voice in my compositions. The M.Phil. presented a diverse range of writing styles that challenged my choices as a composer. The faculty were always there to encourage!

The Constantia Maxwell Bursary for Postgraduate Taught Courses (2019-20 intake)

The School of Creative Arts is pleased to announce that we will be awarding one €5,000 bursary to the top ranked applicant to the M.Phil. programmes running in the School - M.Phil. in Film Studies: Theory, History, Practice; M.Phil. in Theatre and Performance; M.Phil. in Music Composition. Applicants will be ranked on the basis of previous academic qualifications, the quality of their supporting application, their letters of reference, and their potential for higher level research. Existing applicants should indicate to the M.Phil. co-ordinator whether they would like to be considered for this bursary.

All applications for these courses and this bursary must be received by 28th June 2019.

For further details, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning, Dr Paula Quigley.