TU Dublin Conservatoire formally DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama was founded in 1890 as the Dublin Municipal School of Music, with around 50 students. We have grown from being a municipal institution to one that is truly national and international. Now, we provide the highest quality education across the broadest range of performing arts disciplines in Ireland, to more than 1200 students.
What is a Conservatoire?
Studying at a conservatoire is very different from studying at school or university. We offer highly specialized learning in the performing arts. We have an emphasis on practice (performance) and one-to-one teaching and learning. Our students are selected on the basis of commitment, dedication and potential talent, to ensure they can make the most of our intensive learning environment. We pay close attention to nurturing our students' talents.
We are small – much smaller than a university, although we form an integral part of TU Dublin. So we have the best of both worlds: we get to know our students very well, very quickly; and we have all the support mechanisms that you would expect of a major higher education institution. Crucially, you and your future is our passion – we want to see you succeed!
An education that's distinctive
We provide the highest quality of education across the broadest range of performing arts disciplines as part of the vibrant artistic and professional community of the College of Arts and Tourism at Technological University Dublin.
Programmes that are relevant
Our programmes are student-centred – they have been developed to ensure they are relevant to your needs and the needs of employers and society. Our programmes allow you to specialize to suit your educational needs.
Excellent performance opportunities
We put on a huge range of public performances each year. These feature student and staff ensembles in prominent venues, including the National Concert Hall, and international masterclasses.
Opportunities to work with partner organizations
We work with leading national and international institutions, including Trinity College Dublin, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Irish Youth Opera, Music Generation, Music Network Ireland, the National Concert Hall, the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Opera Theatre Company, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Performing Groups, and Smashing Times Theatre Company to name but a few ...
Great career prospects
Our programmes are strongly vocational, with performance at their core, and feature industry placements with local and national organizations. Our graduates go on to pursue successful careers in performance, arts education, arts administration, research, film, TV, radio and journalism and work with professional companies, including:
|Abbey Theatre||Garsington Festival||Opera Theatre Company|
|Covent Garden||Gate Theatre||RTÉ Performing Groups|
|Dublin Theatre Festival and Fringe||Glyndebourne Festival Opera||RTÉ Television and Radio|
|Edinburgh International Festival||New York City Opera||Savoy Opera|
|English National Opera||NI Opera||Wexford Festival Opera|
Whatever they do, our graduates go on to shape and enrich our culture, society and economy.