Bachelor of Science in Music Media & Performance Technology From University of Limerick

Bachelor of Science in Music Media & Performance Technology

University of Limerick

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Program Overview

The BSc in Music, Media and Performance Technology is a programme that enables students to enter into the contemporary world of digital media, film, sound and interactive technology and performance. Students develop a wide range of skills and are given many opportunities to become proficient in areas of special interest. The programme provides a strong contextual understanding of culture and media and enables technical proficiency in the technologies of culture-making, including coding, cinematography and sound engineering. 

The aim of the programme is to equip you with degree-level competence in music, media and performance technologies. On graduation, you will be capable of making a significant contribution to the continuing development and growth of the Digital Arts, the Music Technology and Media industries and more broadly across other sectors that use digital media technologies.

Facilities include professional-grade digital recording studios, with a composition suite and post-production facility based around industry standard hard-disk recording systems (Pro Tools and Logic Pro) and includes dedicated facilities for surround sound mixing and mastering. In addition to professional-grade video recorders and editing equipment, a new dedicated digital media laboratory provides state of the art software and hardware for both audio and video applications.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee



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The unique feature of this course is that it focuses on training a new type of interdisciplinary graduate who combines technological competence with artistic and creative endeavour. This four year honours degree programme is offered on a full time basis.

During that time, you will learn;

  • The creative implementations of digital media.
  • The development of both audio-visual software tools (programming) and of real-time audio-visual performances (artistic skills)
  • Individual and small group practice is based around active practitioners; e.g. musicians, composers, video artists, video producers and directors
  • Mathematical and technical aspects of electronic media, how people perceive multimedia sound and image/li>
  • The theory, principles and application of digital audio and video and the issues arising from these principles in practice
  • Student-driven development of projects in directed study through electives agreed with the course board, e.g. ethnomusicology and musicology

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Sociology of Media    
  • Graphic Design
  • Introduction To Digital Media
  • Media Programming 1
  • Technological Mathematics 1

Semester 2

  • Perceptual Systems And Multimedia
  • Media Programming 2
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Music and Computers
  • Technological Mathematics 2

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Digital Arts 1
  • Digital Audio Fundamentals
  • Digital Video Fundamentals
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Digital Modelling and Animation

Semester 4

  • Directed Studies
  • Advanced Audio Production
  • Mobile Application Design
  • Performance Technology 1
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Cooperative Education 

Semester 6

  • Algorithmic and Generative Composition
  • Digital Arts 2
  • Advanced Video Production
  • 3D Modelling and Fabrication

Electives (Choose 1)

  • Project Management and Practice
  • Interactive Multimedia
  • How to Read a Film: Introduction to Film

Year 4

Semester 7


  • Creative Coding
  • Performance Technology 2
  • Music And Media Project 1
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Design    

Semester 8

  • Multimedia Industry Perspectives
  • Visual Coding
  • Music and Media Project 2

Minimum grades    
Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Subject requirements    
In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade O3/H7 in Mathematics.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Job titles for graduates with this degree

Graduates progressing directly into employment take up a wide variety of roles. The following provides a sample of initial roles listed on the Graduate Outcomes Survey by graduates approximately one year after graduation:

  • Android Developer
  • Audio Technician
  • Call Centre Operator
  • Client Account Executive
  • Content Manager
  • Film & Television Camera Trainee
  • Freelance Sound Engineer
  • Internal Communications Assistant
  • IOS Advisor (Tech Support)
  • IT Assistant
  • IT Consultant
  • Light Technician
  • Manager, Editor, Producer and Contributor
  • Marketing Account Executive
  • Media Editor
  • Media Producer
  • Mobile UI Developer
  • Customer Service
  • Data Analyst
  • Director, Music Producer, Songwriter
  • E-Gaming Executive
  • English Language Teacher
  • Music Tutor
  • Production Assistant
  • Programmer
  • Radio Presenter
  • Researcher/Assistant Editor
  • Runner
  • Software Developer
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Engineer
  • Support Staff (Teaching Assistant)
  • Teacher
  • Technical Support


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