Masters in Music

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.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Sound and Music Computing Sound and Music Computing
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 12,573 per year
  • 24 months

As an engineer in Sound and Music Computing, you will become an important player in the new information society. Through a combination of practice and theory in subjects such as data modelling, signal processing, pattern recognition, sound technology and –perception, cognition and interactive systems, you will obtain a solid background in a fast growing field.

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Master of Arts - Research Master of Arts - Research
  • Feb 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • National AUD 10,600 per module
  • International AUD 12,500 per module
  • 18 months

The Creative Industries Faculty is a national leader in language, communication and cultural research.

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Music (Research, Composition or Performance) Music (Research, Composition or Performance)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

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.

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Music Music
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • 18 months

The MMus Programme is designed to enhance students? existing qualifications and their ability to excel in today's professional environment, where musicians must posses exceptional training as both teachers and performers. Accordingly, the MMus programme provides equal emphasis on the students? artistic and pedagogical training in their specific performance area, along with coursework that will enhance their ability to conduct independent research and pursue a career characterized by self-motivated lifelong learning in their field.

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Production of Popular Music Production of Popular Music
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,700 per year
  • 12 months

If you are interested in popular music at postgraduate level and would like to explore the subject from a practical perspective with an emphasis on music production, this course is ideal. You can choose to focus on either composition/recording; performance or popular musicology for your major project.

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Applied Sound for Interactive Media Applied Sound for Interactive Media
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 11,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,500 per year
  • 12 months

This exciting M.A. in Applied Sound for Interactive Media is a new course designed to fully reflect the needs of contemporary media industries, enhancing the relationship between sound, interactivity and art. Through the creative application and effective integration of sound in new media formats and interactive multimedia, successful graduates will be able to address and adapt to the changing needs of this sector in order to secure a leadership position in this vibrant industry sector.

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Graduate Pathway in Music Graduate Pathway in Music
  • Jan 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 33,390 per year
  • International $ 33,390 per year
  • 12 months

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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Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology) MMus Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology) MMus
  • Oct 2015
  • Non-EEA £ 14,955 per year
  • EEA £ 6,500 per year
  • 12 months

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.

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Music Education Music Education
  • Dec 2015
  • International $ 15,612 per module
  • Not specified

Northwestern University has been in the forefront of music education for decades, producing literally thousands of teachers that can be found throughout the world. Flexible programs offer a wide array of coursework as well as options for double majors, added certification, and many opportunities for independent study.

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Music Performance Music Performance
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,700 per year
  • 12 months

If you aspire to become a professional musical performer or are an instrumental teacher and would like to deepen your knowledge of music performance, this course is ideal. Kingston's MMus in Music Performance aims to create informed, skilled and insightful practitioners across a wide range of musical genres.

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Media, Art, Design & Technology Media, Art, Design & Technology
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • Non-EEA € 7,500 per year
  • 24 months

Artists doing strange things with technology. This sums up our MADtech Programme. To imagine, interpret and change human interaction with a transforming world you will use and artistically explore different technologies. You will do so with a tinker mentality: play and experimentation are important aspects in your development and will carry a special emphasis on the research you do. This mentality, combined with a critical reflective attitude and conceptual skills, will lead to unexpected perspectives, resulting in multimedia artistic work.

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Music Education Music Education
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,100 per year
  • 12 months

If you are a musician involved in music education and would like to read, evaluate and discuss music education in the broad sense as well as the specific, this course is ideal. It focuses on contemporary philosophies of music education.

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