Maynooth University Micro-credential: Writing About Music – Criticism, Journalism & Professional Development

Maynooth University Micro-credential: Writing About Music – Criticism, Journalism & Professional Development

Tuesday, 23 January 2024, 11.55pm

Maynooth University Micro-credential: Writing About Music – Criticism, Journalism & Professional Development

Starting Date: 6th February 2024

Closing Date for Applications: 23rd January 2024

Unlock your potential in the musical workplace and broader arts industry with a Department of Music, Maynooth University 12-week part-time industry-led course.

This course is the first of its kind in Ireland and involves industry experts both within and outside academia and encourages students to develop closer links with external stakeholders such as The Journal of Music, Chamber Choir Ireland, Contemporary Music Centre, and Arts Council Ireland through the teaching and assessment of the course. For those already in employment, the course offers an opportunity to strengthen and deepen such industrial and artistic relationships. 

Enhance your writing skills across various domains, from academic writing to journalism and publicity materials, and gain practical experience through engaging scenarios with both academic and industry professionals.

Who is this course for?

  • professionals in the music industry wishing to upskill or refresh their craft; 
  • professionals in related disciplines wishing to move laterally or broaden their knowledge; 
  • students and academics wanting to learn how to pitch material to the general public and how to adapt this knowledge to the needs of industry; 
  • interested amateur writers and musicians. 

On successful completion of the micro-credential, students should be able to:

  • understand and distinguish different types of writing about music in a range of professional scenarios
  • understand and apply diverse writing styles for a range of professionally relevant audiences
  • critically engage with a range of musical artforms
  • become competent in creating and disseminating different types of writing work for employment

Course Fee: €480.00

For more information, please visit our website: https://www.mu.ie/writing-about-music

For any inquiries or additional information needed, feel free to reach out to us at microcredentials [at] mu.ie.

Don’t miss this opportunity - Apply Online Today by clicking here.

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Published by Journal of Music on 22 November 2023

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