Popular Music is the music heard around the clock on radio, TV; in the theatres, clubs and venues all around the country. We use it to encompass all of the sub genres: rock, country, soul, blues, commercial, modern musical theatre, electronic music, dance music and so on.
About the Course
CR126 Course Location: CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork.
Each student is assigned a matched group of peers to form a small popular ensemble, this becomes the centre of the learning experience. Lectures, classes, and music technology labs provide supporting skills to the core training in performance.
- Ensembles – everything from rock, pop, hip hop, blues, soul, metal, jazz, salsa, disco, electronica, funk, ska, reggae, etc.;
- Musicianship and Harmony – play by ear, harmonise, notate your favourite songs and solos;
- Music Technology – live sound and PA, studio engineering, computer-based music applications including ProTools and Logic Studio;
- Song Writing – mentored guidance and practical experience in realising your own composition; Arranging and Musical Direction – coordinate, arrange for, and direct a group of your musical peers.
Additionally, BAPM students will have the opportunity to devise and develop personal live and recorded music projects. Along with their BMus counterparts, BAPM students will be introduced to Community Music and Music Therapy as potential pathways. Students will also have access to specialist modules embracing arts marketing, professional promotion, and business for artist practitioners and career development.
For details, see http://csm.cit.ie
Suitably qualified graduates may apply either to undertake research (leading to the award of an MA and/or PhD), or to follow a Taught Master’s programme in
► Music (Performance or Composition)
► Music & Technology
Are there any other special requirements?
Yes, there are Early Application Procedures. This is a Restricted Access Course and all applicants must sit the CSM’s BA (Honours) in Popular Music Degree Course Entrance Test. The provisional dates for the Entrance Test are Thursday to Saturday, 23rd - 25th April 2020.
Is there a late application facility?
CSM recommends that Special Category Applicants apply by 1st February, however, applications will be accepted up to 1st May.
Are sample exam papers available?
Yes. All CAO applicants receive a copy. However, you can also access them online here or request one by post from the CSM’s Administrator, Union Quay, Cork, to check that you can meet the requirements of the practical, aural, and written elements.
Can I defer the results of my Entrance Exam from one year to the next?
No. Candidates are not allowed to defer the results of the Entrance Exam.