Music in Ireland

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Music in Ireland

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Irish Culture, Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This module provides students with both a thorough introduction and an experiential immersion in the music of Ireland, and aims to encompass all its richness and variety. No previous knowledge of Irish musical history is required and neither is it necessary to be able to read musical notation. The module will engage with the music of Ireland from medieval times to the present day and will encompass three principal types of music ? Classical, Traditional, and Popular. The music of Ireland will be examined in its historical context and will be situated within the wider international context. Technical aspects of genres will be discussed and examined, along with music's historical, social, cultural and political dimensions. In addition to lectures, students will participate in organised activities around the city of Dublin, and will engage with at least six hours of live music over the course of the semester.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.