RIAM Established: 1848

Royal Irish Academy of Music

36-38 Westland Row, Dublin 2, D02 WY89, Ireland

The Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) in Dublin, Ireland, is one of Europe's oldest music conservatoires, specialising in Classical Music and the Irish harp. It is located in a Georgian building on Westland Row in Dublin. An institution which offers tuition from age 4 up to doctorate level, the RIAM has taught music performers and composers who have gone on to acclaim on the world stage. It is an associate college of Trinity College, the University of Dublin.


The Royal Irish Academy of Music is a home of musical excellence and dynamism, a place of teaching and learning which consistently achieves its objective of transmitting and maintaining the highest standards of performance and appreciation in all musical disciplines. Founded in 1848 the Academy is Ireland’s oldest musical institution.

The Academy embodies and reflects the traditions and heritage of Irish musicianship. The Teaching Staff includes many international and national prizewinners, members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many individuals whose names have become synonymous with music education in Ireland.

The Academy’s students have been accepted for further study at the most prestigious music institutions around the world from the Juilliard School in New York to the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The Academy also offers a wide-ranging Local Centre Examination System which offers examinations in classical music and speech and drama to over 40,000 students annually.

The Royal Irish Academy of Music has welcomed students from abroad for many years. We are a popular choice for foreign applicants as we have an excellent standard of teaching and we are situated in the heart of Dublin, one of the liveliest and most vibrant capital cities in Europe. The international students that have studied with us have all commented on how welcome they felt and how easy it was to make friends and settle in.

All non-EU/EEA students must comply with Irish immigration requirements.

Programs / Degrees at Royal Irish Academy of Music


  • Bachelor in Music Performance Handbook Instrumental Modules
  • Bachelor in Music Performance Handbook Vocal Modules
  • Bachelor in Music Composition Handbook
  • Bachelor in Music Education


  • Doctor in Music Performance Handbook
  • Master in Music Performance Handbook
  • Recital Artist Diploma Handbook

One-year Programmes

  • Access Handbook
  • Diploma in Music Teaching and Performance
  • Diploma in Community and Group Music Teaching Handbook [
  • Diploma in Conducting

Student Life

  • Private
    Control type
  • Religious affiliation

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