BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music

CAO Course Code: DT506


All Irish and other EU applicants must apply through the CAO. 

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Applications open from November and close at 5.15pm on 1st February each year. We encourage all applicants  to apply before the 1st February deadline due to the audition requirement for this course.

Further information regarding CAO deadlines can be found here

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants must achieve a minimum of two H5s and four O6s (formerly two Higher Level C3s and four Ordinary Level D3s) in any subjects at Leaving Cert Level or equivalent. A minimum of five Distinctions at FETAC Level 5 will also be accepted. 

All applicants must attend an audition to determine their eligibility for the course. CAO applicants can gain up to a maximum of 600 additional points at audition to add to their Leaving Cert points. 

Mature students are welcomed and should apply through the CAO as usual.  Applicants must be 23 years of age on 1st January in the year of application in order to be classified as a mature student.

Equivalent qualifications that will be considered from EU applicants can be viewed at:


Applicants will be required to complete an audition in order to determine their eligibility for the course. Auditions will begin in March and continue through to May.

Audition requirements will be sent to applicants in advance, and audition dates and times will be sent at least ten days in advance. Please note that all correspondence is carried out by email.


As with all BIMM programmes, this course is designed to equip graduates with the skills required for a sustainable career in the music industry.

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