Music - Commercial Modern Music

Dublin Institute of Technology


Course Name Music - Commercial Modern Music
Course Provider Dublin Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) BIMM Institute Dublin
Course Code DT506
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dublin Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

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Subjects 6
Honours 2H5's

All applicants must attend an assessment /audition to establish their playing standard and eligibility for the course. Assessments will not commence until after the CAO deadline. After the CAO c...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme - Link Modules

The Institute recognises the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) for admission purposes and results in the Link Modules element of the programme will be considered as follows:

Distinction 66 points
Merit 46 points
Pass 28 points

The Link Modules may be used as one of the six subjects for overall points calculation but will not be considered as a subject for the purposes of minimum entry requirements.
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied Programme
The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme will not meet entry requirements and will not be awarded points.
QQI FET Applicants General Information QQI/FETAC/Level 5
DIT welcomes applications from students who are presenting QQI/ FET/FETAC Level 5 awards and there are approximately 500 first year places available on Higher Certificate Programmes, Ordinary Degree Programmes and Honours Degree Programmes for such applicants.

For information on what Level 5 awards are required per programme and for further details on how to apply visit:
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Mature Applicants

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Whatever your reason for coming back to education, updating your skills, gaining a new qualification, achieving a personal goal or ambition, DIT welcomes all mature students.

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Number of Places 150 approx.
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

You should avoid submitting an application close to a closing date. No extens...

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Course Content

Expand+What is Commercial Modern Music?
The BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music is a 4 year programme which has been designed specifically for guitarists, bass players, drummers, vocalists, songwriters, music teachers and those running commercial music pr...

Subjects Taught

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Music Business & Study Skills
Artist Development & Entrepreneurship
Live Performance Workshop
Music Theory & Keyboard Skills

Song writing Techniques
Styles Analysis
Live Arrangem...

Comment Location: Francis St.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What are my...Career Opportunities?

At BIMM Dublin 90% of our first group of graduates (2015) were employed within 6 months of graduation. 75% of graduates are working specifically in the music industry within artist management, record labels, mus...

Further Enquiries +353 1 5113366 (Helen Shyne - Recruitment & Admissions Manager)
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Points History
Year Points
2018 540 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 660 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2016 750 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)