As the course encourages music and arts students to engage with technology and students from other disciplines to engage with music and media, it equips graduates with a myriad of skills and knowledge that they can take to their chosen field. Upon graduation, MMT students have therefore found employment in a wide range of domains which is understandable given the scope of the programme and the diversity of the student’s backgrounds.
Some of the areas MMT alumni are now working in include:
- music composition and performance;
- education, academic research;
- digital signal processing, software and hardware development;
- audio engineering;
- sound design for gaming, film, theatre, and virtual reality;
- video editing, TV and film production;
- web design.
Many MMT alumni have developed careers in the arts as composers, musicians and performers in an extremely wide and diverse range of styles and genres. See the Music section of our showcase page to see a small selection of such work. Many MMT alumni also work in arts administration with organizations such as the Arts Council, the Association of Irish Composers, and the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.
Software development and IT have also provided opportunities for graduates, with audio engineering, DSP, and Radio/TV production also being relevant employment sectors. Significantly, an analysis of graduates’ employment shows that many who have entered the MMT programme from non-technical (e.g. Arts) backgrounds have now found employment in technology related fields.
The careers advisory service at Trinity College provides numerous resources for graduates including workshops, job listings, and career planning - www.tcd.ie/Careers