Music is the art of combining sounds, represented as musical notes, in a succession or simultaneously in an aesthetically pleasant and rhythmical form and the integration of these aspects in a complete piece. The art of Music uses musical instruments, human voice being one of them, to deliver the result of the art manifestation. Music is divided in genres that are characterised by similar melody, harmonic, rhythmic, form, orchestration, literary text where applicable and other compositional aspects. A similar, but less general concept is that of style, that can be attributed to a certain era, school or author.
The study of music is a very complex endeavour that can be focused on mastering a certain musical instrument, or mastering composition, conducting and orchestra or being an expert in music history. Being a very old art form with countless instances of manifestation, music offers a great array of study to potential students. The study of music as a whole is called musicology and has many sub-disciplines like ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, music analysis, musical composition, musical critic and others.
The music industry is the business field that is concerned with the production and distribution of music as a consumable good. Throughout the past century the development of technology has made music widely available to everybody everywhere and has stimulated the rapid growth of the music industry as a consequence.
The Master of Music Technology is a coursework program designed to provide students with relevant theoretical and practical knowledge of the latest advances in Music Technology while allowing scope for specialisation and the development of professional skills as used throughout the industry.
The MA Contemporary Performance Making is one-year (full time) or two-year (part time) practice-focused programme designed for highly motivated aspiring artists who want to develop their artistic practice in one or more of Brunel’s specialist areas: 'writing/directing', 'live-art/installation', and 'digital performance'.
Este Título pretende formar profesionales que, teniendo como eje las artes, estén formados en la reflexión, la resolución de problemas, la investigación y la innovación, ya sea en la educación o fuera de ella. El Máster en Investigación en Artes Visuales y Escénicas, Música y Educación Estética (en adelante MIAM) proporcionará una doble capacitación a los estudiantes que lo cursen. Por un lado, la aplicación de los contenidos del Máster facilitará la capacitación profesional y, por tanto, la inserción laboral de los alumnos en una amplitud de campos relacionados con las artes y la educación artística.
Within the Master of Music you are largely responsible for the course of your own studies.
The course allows students to specialise in Solo Performance with further training in up to three complimentary areas.
The Graduate Certificate in Music Technology is a coursework program designed to provide students with relevant theoretical and practical knowledge of the latest advances in Music Technology while allowing scope for specialisation and the development of professional skills as used throughout the industry.
The Master of Music with Honours program provides advanced training in Music.
The Research Master-programme is open for the Master students of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. As an integral part of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School and aims at academically committed students, who have shown exceptional interest in research during their undergraduate studies and who – already during the MA studies and with a view to a subsequent PhD – wish to be involved in current research in the fields of excellence of the faculty.
Focus on the teaching of concepts, theories and principles in support of creative processes.
This is a specialist course attended by performers who are already highly qualified and who plan to develop soloist careers.
This is a specialist course with a Major in Composition.
The Research Master in Musicology offers research training and academic insight into theoretical, artistic, historical and cultural contexts that shape the making, distribution and reception of music.