Bachelor in Music Composition

This degree programme is an exciting development for composition in Ireland as it is the first composition degree run by a performance institution in the country.

In designing this programme, the Academy has focused on training composers in the areas of acoustic and electro-acoustic music, in addition to theoretical support subjects such as harmony and counterpoint, analysis, history and aural awareness. Students can specialise in their area of interest from year three onwards. In addition to these elements, the programme places a strong emphasis on performance, particularly in guaranteeing our composition students frequent performances and recordings of their works played by their fellow students and by professional musicians.

The number of students admitted to the course is small, and therefore applicants are expected to demonstrate a keen interest in composition and should be able to produce a portfolio of original compositions at interview. This programme of studies has been validated and approved by Trinity College Dublin for the award of the Honours Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Composition.

All existing students on this course, or joining any cohort other than Year One from September 2013, will continued to be registered students of Dublin City University.

For details on HEA Free Fees Initiative please see criteria for determining criteria for determining eligibility. Please contact the  if you require any further information.

Note: All applicants must apply for this course directly through the Academy online.

Admission Criteria
Online Application
Bachelor in Music Composition Handbook
Tuition Fees and Scholarship opportunities