Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance

Dublin City University


Course Name Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance
Course Provider Dublin City University
Course Code DC014
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dublin City University 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

Expand+General Entry Requirements
A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at Grade O6/H7, which must include Mathematics and English or Irish. In addition, applicants must present at least two subjects at grade H5.

Applicants will be expected t...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Limited for Entry
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on 15 January of the year of entry.

Leaving Certificate Subject Combinations Certain subjects will not be scored separately if they occur in combination with subjects that are sim...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Linked Modules

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Please note that LCVP link modules cannot be used as a subject for general or specific course entry requirements, but can be used for the calculation of points.
Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Applicants EU/EEA and Non-EU
DCU has an active mature student body and strongly encourages applications from mature candidates (those aged 23 years or above on 1 January in the year of entry). As a mature student, your wealth of knowledge an...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 20
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
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+Why DCU?

Acquire the skills to become a high-level professional musician

Play and perform extensively as part of the course

Learn how to compose and arrange for a wide range of ensembles

Make international connections, including with t...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What Will I Study?

Year 1
Jazz Aural Training 1 and 2
Jazz and Contemporary Harmony 1 and 2
Improv Ensemble 1
Instrumental/Vocal Skills 1
Keyboard Skills and Tonal Harmony
Project Ensemble
Rhythm Studies 1
Jazz Composition 1
History of W...

Careers or Further Progression Future Careers
Music Producer
Music Educator
Professional Performing Musician
Session Musician
Further Enquiries Laura Guilfoyle
T +353 (0) 1 700 6566
E laura.guilfoyle@dcu.ie
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 435 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2018 248 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2017 271 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)