Master Music (MMus)

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht | Utrecht, Netherlands
The Master of Music (MMus) gives you the opportunity to develop further as an instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, choir conductor, producer, sound designer or music technologist.

Description of Music (MMus)

The Master of Music (MMus) gives you the opportunity to develop further as an instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, choir conductor, producer, sound designer or music technologist.

You do so by drawing up a personal study plan that forms the basis for the two-year Master’s course. Prior to your application for the Master of Music, we ask you to focus on a certain profile. You will then develop this profile in the study plan and describe how you want to shape it. Fixed components of the course include research (more or less practically oriented) and an internship.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Performance pathway: 2 april 2015, Music Design pathway: 15 april 2015
Tuition fee
  • EUR 8061 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 8061 Year (EEA)
Tuition fee for the academic year 2015-2016.
Start date September  2015 1 september 2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Master of Music, Performance

What do you want to learn? It's up to you. What do you want to learn and achieve in the two years? You will write a plan in consultation with your mentor and main subject teacher. You will compile a curriculum based on your plans and ambitions. From being trained in business or organisational skills, stage presentation, and coaching in reflection and research, to main subject lessons, masterclasses, clinics, ensemble coaching and other group lessons. You will choose one of the two specialisations: Performing Musician for the Stages or Performing Musician in Applied Contexts.

Subjects of Performing Musician for the Stages: Ensemble work, Classical singer, Solo repertoire, Coaching, Choir conducting, Composition, Combination of instrumental/vocal main subject and composition, Carillon.

Subjects of Performing Musician in Applied Contexts: Teaching and entrepreneurship, Musician 3.0, Church music.

For a detailed description of the above mentioned subjects please visit our University website.

Your place in the professional field depends on your plans and ambitions. The possibilities are endless. The only thing that is certain is that you will become a musical professional in a place that you have chosen yourself.

Master of Music, Music Design

The Master of Music, pathway Music Design (MMus) gives you the opportunity to develop further as an instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, producer, sound designer or music technologist. You do so by drawing up a personal study plan that forms the basis for the two-year Master’s course. Fixed components of the course include research (more or less practically oriented) and an internship.

The Music Design pathway is divided into the following four strands: Composition, Music Production, Music Technology and Sound Design.

As a student, you are expected to have an independent attitude and working method, which will continually be tested on a clear and well-founded vision of the future. You have described this vision of the future – your own focus on and vision of your future professional practice – in your study plan.

The study programme consists of individual lessons, group lessons, ensemble coaching and subjects in preparation for the profession. In the research project, you will focus on a specific subject, either individually or in cooperation with other students.

English Language Requirements

Requirements for Music (MMus)

Master of Music, Performance

• Letter of motivation in which you indicate your study goals; i.e. what exactly you want to achieve with the Master of Music course.

• Completion of an approved English language test is an entry requirement for this course.

• The intake session comprises an audition which, when results are positive, will be followed by an interview. For this audition, the admission committee will expect you to prepare a programme of around one hour, with four or five compositions from various style periods. During the audition, you will perform pieces from this programme for approximately twenty minutes.

Master of Music, Music Design

• Candidates are required to possess a BMus with Honours (or its equivalent national diploma) and to have relevant project and teamwork experience.

• Or to possess a master degree (or its equivalent national diploma) in composition, sound design, music production or music technology and to have relevant project and teamwork experience.

• Completion of an approved English language test is an entry requirement for this course.

Work Experience for Music (MMus)

No work experience is required.

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HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Netherlands

Netherlands HKU University of the Arts Utrecht offers preparatory courses, bachelor and master programmes and research degrees in fine art, design, media, games and interaction, music, theatre and arts management. With more than 3,900 students, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht is one of the largest art and culture-oriented institutes in Europe.