The musical workplace and wider arts industry requires employers and employees to engage with a broad range of writing about music, from traditional academic writing, music journalism, and publicity materials (press releases, programme notes, etc.) to broadcasting scripts, grant applications and reporting. This micro-credential course enables students with the skills required to improve their writing skills in these domains with practical writing scenarios and regular engagement with academic and industry professionals.
This course is ideal 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.
This course 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 module. For those already in employment, the course offers an opportunity to strengthen and deepen such industrial and artistic relationships.