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’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.
The music education option allows musicians interested in teaching to develop their teaching skills while becoming state-certified in music (K-12). Students who are already certified and seeking a master’s degree will work with their academic advisor to create an individualized program of study that meets their needs as an in-service teacher.
The course allows students to specialise in Solo Performance with further training in up to three complimentary areas.
Within the Master of Music you are largely responsible for the course of your own studies.
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 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.
Are you curious and open-minded? Do you have an investigative attitude towards studying? Do you want to learn to play even better? Are you searching for your professional role in society? Do you want to make a contribution to the further development of your field? Are you a graduate of a Conservatoire or do you play at an equivalent level? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, the Master of Music Program at the Prince Claus Conservatoire is for you!
Focus on the teaching of concepts, theories and principles in support of creative processes.
This course is recognised as a world leader in music business management education, and will prepare you to become one of the next generation of music industry leaders and music entrepreneurs. All teaching staff on the course are currently working in the music industry, and every week there are a number of high-level industry guests. You will need to be a self-motivated and open-minded student, as this is an intense course, but one which can help you to progress your career across a wide range of music business disciplines.
This well-established Masters is the world-leading course in audio production, highly regarded both nationally and internationally. It is accredited by the leading industry bodies, including APRS, and is the JAMES National Regional Centre ? London, an Apple-accredited training centre and a Skillset Media Academy.
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'.