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Best MA Programs in Performing Arts in North America 2019

The field of performing arts is a blanket term for all forms of performance, including dance, theater and music. Studies include academic pursuits, such as histories and theories, as well as technical training in a variety of performance styles.

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University of Central Arkansas

Graduate work in music is designed to provide advanced professional training. The Master of Music in Music Education degree program provides advanced study of music teach ... [+]

Graduate work in music is designed to provide advanced professional training. The Master of Music in Music Education degree program provides advanced study of music teaching in elementary and secondary schools and professional preparation for those who already possess initial certification. Other Master of Music concentrations provide specialized study in performance, conducting, and music theory. Graduate Assistantships are available in all areas and are awarded based on merit. For theory, a score of 75% or better on the UCA music theory entrance exam is required. For performance and conducting areas, an audition with area faculty is required. For conducting and education areas, a taped performance of the applicant’s ensemble is required.... [-]

USA Conway
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
31 - 34 hours
Campus
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Brooklyn College CUNY

The graduate program in performance and interactive media arts (PIMA) will help you to develop into a performance artist with a reputation for innovation and creative suc ... [+]

The graduate program in performance and interactive media arts (PIMA) will help you to develop into a performance artist with a reputation for innovation and creative success. Our program will give you the tools to conceive and execute collaborative, multidisciplinary theatrical pieces. PIMA will teach you to explore ways to use technology in artistic collaborations with various creative disciplines. You will study with students from diverse backgrounds who may already have an established career in an art field, and who bring with them a wealth of influences and contacts. Another important component of the program is the intense mentoring you will receive from successful alumni and faculty from four departments — Art, Computer and Information Science, Television and Radio, and Theater — as well as the Conservatory of Music. Even before you graduate, you will have realized your artistic vision.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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Los Angeles College of Music

The Vocal Performance major focuses on giving vocalists the tools to ‘get to the music’ as full partners with great instrumentalists and producers. The program is form-fi ... [+]

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production, and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting.

The Vocal Performance major focuses on giving vocalists the tools to ‘get to the music’ as full partners with great instrumentalists and producers. The program is form-fitted to the passions of each student and presents them with opportunities to gain feedback from professionals in A&R, recording, film & television and live touring. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program.... [-]

USA Pasadena
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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NYU | Tisch

What does it mean 'to perform', and what does performance do? Located in the heart of New York City's vibrant art scene, Performance Studies at NYU is dedicated to the an ... [+]

Overview

What does it mean 'to perform', and what does performance do? Located in the heart of New York City's vibrant art scene, Performance Studies at NYU is dedicated to the analysis and study of cultural enactments of all kinds, and to understand how they can produce meaningful change. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, cultural studies and other intersectional modes of analysis, with an equally diverse range of research methods, Performance Studies offers graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to explore and think critically about the world-making power of performance in theater, performance art, dance, sound/music, visual and installation art, activism, and online, as well as in the performance of 'everyday life'.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Master's students in the Music department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines: composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and ... [+]

The Tufts University Department of Music has a growing and innovative graduate program and offers a Master of Arts degree in the field. Graduate students in the Music Department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines:

Composition Ethnomusicology Musicology Theory

Advanced course work and thesis research support are strong in Western classical music, African-American music, and World Music (Africa, East, and Southeast Asia, and Latin America).

Learning Objectives Learn to write and speak critically about music and/or for composers demonstrate with music critical knowledge of its cultural and historical contexts. Cultivate advance resea... [-]
USA Medford
August 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Emerson College

Learn the art of teaching theatre with our Master of Arts in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre and our Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre. A ... [+]

About the Program

As a part of the MA and MFA program, students in either track can earn initial licensure in Massachusetts as a theatre teacher for Pre-K through Grade 12. As a part of the MFA program, students can go on to teach at the college-level.

Graduates of our MA/MFA in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre go on to:

Teach theatre at all levels, including the college/university level Work as teaching artists or education directors Pursue further doctoral work in theatre, education, and other related fields Use theatre for community-based social justice work as community activists, social workers, recreation leaders, and more Art of Teaching & The Teaching of Art

Offering two streams of study for students, the Theatre Education & Applied Theatre program allows you to explore yourself as both an artist and an educator. We help you prepare for a successful career by offering areas of emphasis in Theatre Teacher Education as well as Theatre and Community.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
1.5 - 2.5 years
Campus
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Northeastern Illinois University

The Music Department at Northeastern offers a Master of Arts in Music (Applied Pedagogy). Pedagogy is defined as the art of teaching. This degree prepares students who al ... [+]

The Music Department at Northeastern offers a Master of Arts in Music (Applied Pedagogy). Pedagogy is defined as the art of teaching. This degree prepares students who already have a bachelor's degree in music for successful:

college-level teaching; in-service elementary and secondary public or private school teaching; or continuation into doctoral degree work.

Northeastern is one of the only universities in the region to offer a degree in pedagogy.

Career Options

The M.A. in Music leads to careers such as a:

teacher/instructor (community college levels) elementary and secondary private studio teacher recording artist performer vocalist studio musician Degree Requirements ... [-]
USA Avondale
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 years
Campus
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Northeastern Illinois University

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program ... [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level.

This graduate program is designed to provide advanced study of communication research and the principles and practices of communication, media and theatre, for teachers of communication at the secondary level, elementary school teachers, candidates for teaching positions in higher education, students interested in positions in business and industry, and as a preparation for further graduate study. All newly admitted students begin coursework in the fall semester.... [-]

USA Avondale
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Campus
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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, includi ... [+]

Become a Leader in Today's Global Music Marketplace

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, including courses at the NYU Stern School of Business. Study with industry leaders and learn the necessary skills to become a leader in today’s global music marketplace. A concentration in Music Technology is also available, as well as an accelerated global option in which you can complete the degree in three semesters while completing coursework and internships in London and Rio de Janeiro.

What You'll Learn How to apply business and administration theory to problems that have a strong aesthetic and artistic dimension. How to define, critique, and evaluate the structure and operation of the music business. How to devise organizational objectives and make strategic decisions to reach goals. Through final Colloquy projects, you'll propose changes and innovations to take the industry forward. ... [-]
USA New York
September 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Build on your performing arts background and prepare for a leadership role in national and international performing arts organizations. This master of arts program combin ... [+]

Interdisciplinary Preparation in Business, Management, and the Arts

Build on your performing arts background and prepare for a leadership role in national and international performing arts organizations. This master of arts program combines intensive study in performing arts management and related disciplines with internships at leading New York City organizations. You will learn how to imagine creative solutions to emergent problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and manage both human and material resources. You’ll also hone your business skills through classes at the NYU Stern School of Business or the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

What You'll Learn How to apply fundamental tenets of business and management (marketing, law, audience development, board development, and board relations, and fundraising) to the administration of performing arts organizations. Leadership skills, applicable to performing arts administration. How to apply an interdisciplinary perspective and integrate economics, statistics, marketing, accounting, finance, planning, law, cultural policy, and philanthropic development in your coursework and internship. How to identify and evaluate important issues such as cultural policy, public funding, sponsorship, and marketing in varied international locations. ... [-]
USA New York
September 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
Campus
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University of Central Missouri

UCM offers a Master of Arts degree in music, with emphases in: Conducting, History and Literature, Kodaly, Music Education, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Including a Summe ... [+]

UCM offers a Master of Arts degree in music, with emphases in:

Conducting History and Literature Kodaly Music Education Performance Piano Pedagogy

Including a Summer Master’s program involving three summers!

UCM Graduate Music Degree Results

At UCM, we commit our students to learning by doing. Your coursework and study with UCM professors will develop the following skills:

Explain and interpret musicological context, analytical procedures, and musical literature in primary area of study. Design and produce research (analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data) within area of emphasis. Demonstrate at an advanced level a mastery of technique, musicality, and pedagogical approaches. Assistantships ... [-]
USA Warrensburg
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English
Full-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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