BMusEd Bachelor in Music Education

  • Course duration
    4 years
  • Course accreditation
    Trinity Accredited Course

Course Introduction

The Bachelor in Music Education provides for the academic, artistic and professional requirements of those wishing to become music teachers at secondary school level in Ireland (including Northern Ireland).  

The degree is taught in partnership between the RIAM, Trinity College Dublin and TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.  

Course Outline

This four-year programme offers opportunities for the development of a high standard of instrumental/vocal performance as well as a competence in related music skills i.e. conducting, keyboard skills and ensemble performance in choral, orchestral and chamber music groups.

The course also provides for a solid grounding in composition, orchestration, analysis and the history of music. Students are also introduced to the curricular, pedagogic and presentation skills required for professional registration as post-primary teachers. 

The majority of subjects are based on the traditions and practices of classical (or art) music, from the medieval period to the present day. However, there are regular lectures in other musical traditions, including Irish traditional music, jazz, contemporary and popular music. Students currently on the course come from either a classical or a traditional Irish music background. The School of Education at Trinity has forged strong links with the Irish traditional music culture and with renowned musicians of this genre. 

For more information, please read the course handbook on the BMusEd Page on Trinity's website. 

Applications for the BMusEd degree are done through Trinity College Dublin. 

Course handbook