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Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance

Dublin City University

The BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance is a four-year, full time Honours degree which trains learners for a life as a professional performing musician. The programme covers a wide range of musical techniques including performance, instrumental technique, improvisation, composition, computer music, aural training, arranging and pedagogical studies, giving the participants the skills necessary to operate in a wide area of contemporary music, not just jazz.

All of the subjects in the course are geared towards training young musicians to the highest international standards and to be fully equipped to work in the world of contemporary music both here and abroad.

A key feature of this programme is an opportunity for students to transfer into Berklee College of Music in Boston (, one of the most prestigious music schools in the world in the field of contemporary music. Programme modules include Instrumental and Vocal Tuition, Aural Training, Ensemble Performance, Composition and Arranging, Jazz History, and Music Business.

Application to the programme is through the CAO and as this course is no longer restricted, applicants can apply up until 1st May. Applicants will also be able to avail of the change of mind process up to 1st July for Entry 2020.

If you have any questions or require information about the BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance [DC014], please contact Ronan Guilfoyle: 

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
4 years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time