Music - Commercial Modern Music

Technological University Dublin - City Campus


Course Name Music - Commercial Modern Music
Course Provider Technological University Dublin - City Campus
Alternative Provider(s) BIMM Institute Dublin , TU Dublin - Technological University Dublin
Course Code TU961
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major TU Dublin Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements:
Leaving Cert:
Minimum No of Subjects: 6
Higher: 2 H5s

Additional Requirements:
Applicants will be required to attend an assessment to establish their playing standard and eligibility for the programme. You should apply via the CAO on or before 01 February 2020 and we will be in touch with all applicants with regard to an assessment after this date.

Other Grade Requirements: N/A
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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To be eligible for consideration for a programme an applicant must possess the minimum entry requirements for that programme.

Where a programme requirement is 2 or 3 honours, grade H5 or better on Higher Level Leavi...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied Programme
The Leaving Cert Applied Programme will not meet minimum entry requirements and will not be awarded points.
QQI FET Applicants General Information Applicants from QQI/FE colleges
TU Dublin welcomes applications from students who are presenting QQI/ FET/FETAC Level 5 awards. Entering TU Dublin following completion of a QQI award is a well-established pathway. We encourage students with a QQI qualification to apply, as most of our programmes have a quota of places reserved for such applicants. For details, visit
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Mature Applicants

Expand+Whether you’re coming back to education to update your skills, gain a new qualification or achieve a personal goal or ambition, TU Dublin welcomes applications from mature students. To be classified as a mature student and to enter the first year o...

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Number of Places 150 approximately
Course Fee Fees & Grants
The Fees and Grants department is responsible for the administration of fees and grants for all students in TU Dublin.

The fee charged for all programmes offered by TU Dublin comprises the Student Contribution Charge which is now set at €3,000, and Tuition Fee where applicable.

Normally tuition fees are not applicable for first time, full-time undergraduate EU students.
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Financial Support Scholarships
TU Dublin offers a number of scholarships in a variety of disciplines. To learn more, go to

Financial Support and Access
A number of financial assistance schemes are available to support students facing financial difficulties, including scholarships, a hardship fund, and the Student Assistance Fund.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+Do you want to gain a Level 8 qualification in modern music, while at the same time fulfilling your creative and commercial potential? In this programme, masterclasses, artist development sessions and industry partner events will provide you with the...

Comment Campus Location: BIMM - Francis St.
Careers or Further Progression Postgraduate Study
On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.

Career Opportunities
Within six months of graduation 85% of the class of 2017 were employed within the music industry as artists and performers, session musicians, in artist management, record labels, music publishing, social media entrepreneurship and live music production. Graduates have also toured the world with high-profile artists such as James Vincent McMorrow and Dua Lipa.
Further Enquiries Contact
Helen Shyne
Recruitment & Admissions Manager
T: (01) 513 3666
Points History
Year Points
2020 608 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2019 583 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 540 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)