Welcome to Study Music Ireland

The Website for Prospective
and Current Music Students in Ireland

Prospective Students

Please follow the links provided here for further information for prospective students

Why Study Music? Course Entry Auditions/Entrance Tests Links to Music Colleges/ Departments International Students

Auditions/Entrance Tests

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Current Students

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Student News Music College and Department News Funding Opportunities Music Study Tips

International Students

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Conferences / Competitions /
Events

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Audition/Entrance Test/Interview Dates

— 2022 Dates TBC —

Notes: For applications to universities and colleges in the Republic of Ireland please also refer to CAO.ie (except when applying to the RIAM, see below); for applications to universities in Northern Ireland please also refer to the UCAS website.

BITT Institute Dublin BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music (TU Dublin validated) – application through CAO. 

All other courses, (Diploma, undergrad and postgrad) are by direct application to BIMM Institute Dublin. 

There is a requirement to attend an audition or interview for all BIMM Institute Dublin courses. 

 
Cork School of Music,
Munster Technological University (MTU) (formerly CIT)
BA (Hons) in Theatre & Drama Studies: Sat 11th March 2023. 

BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre: Sat 11th March 2023. 

Bachelor of Music (Hons): Sat 25th March 2023. 

BA (Hons) in Popular Music: Sat 25th March 2023.

 
Dublin City University (DCU) 

 
TU Dublin Conservatoire 
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) 
Maynooth University (MU)

 
Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick (MIC) No requirement to attend entrance test or audition. Advisory Assessment during Week 1 of BA programme (September).
Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) No requirement to attend entrance test or audition. Application through UCAS.
Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) All students apply directly to RIAM, no CAO applications. Audition and interview required. Closing date for September 2023 applications is 4 January 2023.
Trinity College Dublin (TCD) 
University College Cork (UCC) 
 
University College Dublin (UCD) All students enter through CAO; prospective BMus students apply to transfer after first year in the BA.
Irish World Academy,
University of Limerick (UL)
TBC
University of Ulster (UU) No requirement to attend entrance test or audition. Application through UCAS.
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)