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.
At Aalborg University, we offer a new master's programme called Sound and Music Computing. You can study in either Aalborg or Copenhagen. You will be trained to solve problems demanding deep technological insight as well as knowledge on the creative aspects and users. This combination makes the programme in Sound and Music Computing unique in Denmark, and competences in both the technical and creative area are much sought after. 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. Annually, Denmark exports sound and music products for over €2 billion such as hearing aids, multimedia productions, music equipment, communication technology, hi-fi equipment, games development and measuring equipment, etc.
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.
This two-year master programme is based on companies need of employees with ability to initiate, lead and promote the creation of innovations. The program is taught in English.
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 researchers in popular, world and classical musics, composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff.
The MA in Music, Science, and Technology (MA/MST) degree is a two-year degree granted at the successful completion of specific coursework.
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 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.
This study programme is dedicated to prepare masters of musicology that have a wide interdisciplinary competences and are able to professionally evaluate and analyse artefacts based on the new intermedial language of arts. The study programme is a distinctively new approach to music: it takes music as a multimodal phenomenon, integrates innovative interdisciplinary study methods, explores academic and popular music.
Brunel University London's MA/MMus Experimental Music is the UK's first Masters programme in Experimental Music and offers you the opportunity to develop your own programme of study, based around your particular interests in contemporary music-making.
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.
Incorporate practice-led research into your creative practice, or prepare for a career in a range of research-oriented and policy focussed roles. Translate your professional expertise and creative interests into a postgraduate research degree. Develop advanced knowledge and research skills in: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Fashion, Film, Screen and Animation, Interactive Design, Music or Visual Arts. The Creative Industries Faculty is a national leader in supporting the advancement of practice-led research.