Learn how to understand the inner workings of these art forms.
Music, Film and Drama are art forms that speak to the very core of human experience; they impact our lives every day. This 4-year programme allows students to immerse themselves in the close study of these forms, to understand them from cultural and historical perspectives, and to explore the ways in which they influence and transform each other. Deepen your knowledge of their historical development. Research and write about the important place of these arts in society.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
4 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
We offer a number of Erasmus and Study Abroad opportunities, both in Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Czech Republic and further afield, Queen’s University, Canada, Waseda University, Japan, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Davis, University of Melbourne.
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
€ 19,900 p.a.
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- The first year of the programme builds students’ vocabulary and fluency in key analytical techniques and introduces students to the cultural and historical contexts of music, film and drama.
- In your third and fourth years of the programme, you will forge your own path, taking modules that focus on specific genres and/or issues in these art forms. You can also choose to incorporate a one-semester humanities internship or study abroad.
- Second year modules broaden the scope of inquiry, moving from central texts and practices to the representation of lesser-known voices and issues.
- In the final year, students will work on a major dissertation which will allow them to produce a sustained research project on a topic of their choice, working one-on-one with an expert in the field.
How to Apply
Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW
As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
YEAR 1 ENTRY
- Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
- If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.
FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY
- Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
- A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.
• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.
Special Entry Requirements
Studying Archaeology provides a flexibility of thought and a range of practical skills that make our graduates highly employable in a number of sectors, including the varied and expanding Heritage Sector. Graduates have also found employment within the archaeological profession, in consultancy, professional contract work, museums and education. Others have used their transferable skills to become business and industry entrepreneurs, policymakers in arts and education, journalists, cultural critics and tourism leaders. Graduate study opportunities in UCD include the MA in Archaeology, MSc in Experimental Archaeology, the MSc in World Heritage Management and the MLitt/PhD in Archaeology.