Irish Traditional Music
The new Irish Traditional Music course at Tramore Road is a one-year level 5 programme based in the heart of Cork City. This dynamic course will afford students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of traditional music while placing a strong emphasis on practical musicianship, complemented by opportunities to perform, manage events, and learn about the music industry. A central element of this course is the opportunity to undertake practical work experience, helping students establish themselves within the performance community by building links with musicians in the industry. As well as ensemble performance classes, students will be afforded weekly one-to-one instrumental tuition from experienced performers. Regular guest workshops will be presented by some of the finest exponents of traditional Irish music as well as industry practitioners, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of performance and music business. Whether students to utilize this course as a pathway to higher education or to establish themselves as accomplished musicians, they will acquire hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding of Irish music, performance practice, music theory and the workings of the music industry that will stand to them throughout their careers.
Tramore Road Campus has a long-established history of music education and is a vibrant hub of performing arts with the Music, Management & Sound courses supplying top quality professional performers and sound engineers to the music industry for over thirty years.
QQI Level 5
One year full-time
Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of aptitude/audition.
The following subjects may be offered:
The aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to critically analyse, compose and arrange Irish music, while working independently and under supervision within the area of folk, rock, church, classical, dance and contemporary music.
Music Theory and Practice
This programme aims to equip the learner with knowledge, skill and competence in the area of practical musicianship.
Music Industry Studies
This programme aims to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills to work independently and/or under supervision in the music industry.
This programme aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to perform in a variety of musical contexts.
Sound Engineering and Production
This programme aims to provide the learner with the specialised skills, knowledge and competence to work in a professional audio production environment.
This programme aims to help the learner to acquire communication skills relevant to personal development and participation in the music industry.
This programme aims to provide the learner with the personal knowledge, skills and capacity to participate in a suitable work placement under supervision for a limited time.
The course will offer significant career opportunities for our graduates. Providing them with the skills to work successfully in areas such as performance, music production, music management, arts administration, festival programming, teaching, field recording and sound engineering
For full details on progression opportunities see these links:
- Cork College of FET, Tramore Road Campus: Music, Management and Sound II
- Candidates can also look upon this course as an excellent foundation course for a Bachelor of Arts-Music Degree (CK 104) in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science at University College Cork.
- Music Degree courses in Ireland and abroad.
- For students not wishing to use this course as a pathway to higher education, the course offers a grounding in all aspects of performance, traditional Irish music, music theory and industry studies that will help students begin or further their careers in the field.