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 MMus programme in music provides a flexible course of study. Its goal is a professional research project, recital or composition portfolio. Tutors work with each student from the outset of the course to form a portfolio relevant to the student's specific professional aims, whether further research at doctoral level, a career in the music industry or wider cultural sector, or work as a teacher or free-lance musician.
The Graduate Certificate in Music Studies is designed for university graduates in any field who wish to undertake university-level study in music, which may serve as a stepping-stone to Diploma and Masters programs in music. The big-picture aim of the online Graduate Certificate in Music Studies is to provide an engaging online learning environment for students to expand their knowledge and understanding of the development, structure, performance, and reception of music in a variety of musical cultures.
INTO George Mason University’s Graduate Pathway program in Music will prepare you to enter the second year of a Master of Music with concentrations in composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, performance, or pedagogy at George Mason University.
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The MA in Music, Science, and Technology (MA/MST) degree is a two-year degree granted at the successful completion of specific coursework.
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The Creative Industries Faculty is a national leader in language, communication and cultural research.
Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists, visual artists and curators.
The MMus (Master of Music) is a flexible degree programme allowing specialisation in musicology, composition or performance, as well as advanced study of music and its criticism.
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