Music - Waterford - College Street

SETU - Waterford Campus


Course Name Music - Waterford - College Street
Course Provider SETU - Waterford Campus
Alternative Provider(s) SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code SE206
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Waterford City
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

In addition to Leaving Certificate, students are required to audition on a musical instrument/voice demonstrating a performance standard equivalent to Grade 5 of a recognised music examining body. All applicants must attend for the written examination and aural test to be considered for a place

* As this is a restricted course, applicants must apply by 1 February
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Cert Vocational

Waterford Institute of Technology treats the link modules as a single subject and awards points as follows:

Distinction - 66, Merit - 46, Pass - 28

This is automatically computed by the CAO and will count if it is one of your six best subjects. It will not, however, substitute for an honour where one or more are required.
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Cert Applied

The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme was designed primarily to prepare students for the transition from school to working life. It is not intended for direct tansfer into third level. However, students with the LCAP who have completed a QQI FET/FETAC award can be considered for entry.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Mature Applicants

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Fill out the CAO form before either 1 February or the late application deadline on 1 May. Please note that students applying for WD027 BA (Hons) in Music must apply by 1 February. Applica...

Alternative Entry

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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023 - Restricted Course

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

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Restricted Entry Yes
Course Content About the course
The BA (Honours) in Music is a four year full-time degree which aims to give the student a well-rounded third level music education. The course offers a balance between practical and theoretical modules within the context of the principal music genres (classical, Irish traditional, jazz and popular). In Year 4 students can specialise in Performance, Composition, Research, or Music Technology.
Subjects Taught Year 1 Modules

Semester 1
Aural Skills 1
Critical Thinking & Writing Skills
Music History 1 - The History of
Early Music to the Baroque
Music Technology 1
Performance 1
Rudiments of Music 1

Semester 2
Music History 2: Popular Music
Music Research Methodologies
Music Technology 2
Musicianship 1: Vocal & Irish
Music Skills Performance 2
Rudiments of Music 2
Careers or Further Progression A degree in music is a valuable asset for access to many other careers. Music graduates are sought after in professions which demand a high level of personal confidence, communication skills and expressive ability. Graduates are employed in:

• Performing
• Music Publishing & Editing
• Multi-media Composition & Arranging
• Music Therapy
• Music Journalism
• Education
• Sound Design
• Arts Management
Further Enquiries Dr Hazel Farrell PhD
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Points History
Year Points
2022 313 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2021 321 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 262 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)