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Top 59 Master Degrees in Performing Arts 2019

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Studying the performing arts can be as much an academic pursuit as it is a technical one. Explore the depths of the theory and practice of dance, theater, music and performance art in one interdisciplinary field.

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London College of Creative Media

Our programme in Music Performance can help you kick-start your entrepreneurial career. You will benefit from industry experts who will prepare you to deal with unpredict ... [+]

MMus in Music Performance

Are you looking to develop your performance skills so that you can position yourself at the forefront of the music industry? Do you want to pursue artistic and professional success in the music field?

Our programme in Music Performance can help you kick-start your entrepreneurial career. You will benefit from industry experts who will prepare you to deal with unpredictable business scenarios. Let us help you unleash your artistic potential and develop an original repertoire. Thanks to this programme, you can get one step closer to where you want to be.

MMus in Music Performance – PG Diploma and PG Certificate also available

This programme is designed to develop your skills as a performer, musical director, composer and arranger to an industry-leading standard. Over the course of this 12-month master’s programme, students will lead in a variety of creative, collaborative and professional settings that will develop your specialist performance skills and creative practice, while producing a significant body of original work that reflects a distinctive artistic voice.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

The MA/MFA International Theatre Practice and Performance aims to inspire the theatre and performance artists of tomorrow and appeal to those committed to the creation of ... [+]

About this course Duration: 3 Years Term Start: October 2019 Entry Requirements: You will normally be expected to hold a first-degree qualification (2.2 or above), hold an equivalent qualification or be able to demonstrate considerable professional or practical experience at a level commensurate with ability to work at Masters’ level study. The award should be in a discipline which underpins your proposed programme of study or which can be shown to have provided appropriate practical or conceptual skills to contribute to the study. Applications for the MFA International Theatre Practice and Performance are made to Rose Bruford College. As part of the application process, applicants will be required on their application form to make a written statement outlining their intent/mission statement/ interest in the subject area and the programme. They will also need to submit material, a play they have written if they are a writer, a portfolio if they are a director, a reel or filmed scene or two contrasting monologues if they are an actor. Multi-discipline artists are encouraged to apply, if they are a director/playwright/actor/composer, for example, they will submit materials that give a sense of their work in each area. There are a number of auditions being held in USA and Europe if applicants are available to attend an audition in person that would be preferable. In all cases, the selection panel will look for a high degree of explicit ability, of self-motivation and criticism with an informed enthusiasm capable of sustaining you within the more... [-]
United Kingdom London USA Waterford Russia Moscow  + 2 More
October 2019
English
Full-time
13 - 36 months
Campus
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Australian Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA)

The Master of Music at AMPA is designed to provide graduate students with the opportunity to enter the music industry at a more elite level by further developing and spec ... [+]

Course Overview Qualification: Master of Music (Performance) Duration: 4 semesters (2 years) full-time or part-time equivalent. Students may exit after 2 semesters with a Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance). Fee-HELP: Available CRICOS: M.Mus. (Perf.) 081572D | Grad.Dip.Mus. (Perf.) 081573C On completion of the first two trimesters students can exit with a Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance) and on completion of 4 trimesters, students may exit with a Master of Music (Performance).

Study Areas PRINCIPAL STUDY: All students receive 18 x individual, 1-hour lessons, on a chosen instrument or voice for every semester in the course. ENSEMBLE: Demonstrate developed suite of professional collaborative skills to engage, direct and perform within a group. Through a range of instrumental and vocal combinations in a wide variety of genres, students will develop skills in improvisation, transcription, transposition, interpretation, sightreading, ensemble direction, accompaniment and rehearsal techniques. ACADEMIC STUDIES: The study of musical scholarship suited to the diverse range of disciplines that make up the creative industries. These typically fall within the paradigms of critical inquiry research and practice-led research. ELECTIVES: Relevant to singer-songwriters or any students who wish to learn two instruments, the unique Second Study at AMPA provides 18 x individual, 30-minute lessons every trimester. Or choose from electives to complement and refine your degrees such as Music Theatre, Music Industry, Studio Teaching, Recording, Production, Chart Writing and more. In stages 3 and 4 students transition to postgraduate research units to develop research, analytical and writing skills as well as critical thinking, creative... [-]
Australia Surry Hills
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
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Fontys University of Applied Sciences

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a caree ... [+]

Programme in brief

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists.

Content of the programme

The master offers you an intensive two-year programme. The core programme consists of international masterclasses, individual lessons, and lectures on research skills, cultural entrepreneurship, music philosophy and music marketing. Specializations: • Classical music (instrumental/vocal) • Pop (instrumental/vocal) • Jazz (instrumental/vocal) • Musical Theater • Music Theory • Composition/arranging (classical/jazz/pop) • Conducting... [-]

Netherlands Tilburg
September 2019
English
Full-time
24 months
Campus
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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Located in one of the world’s centers for jazz music, this master of music program combines advanced performance training and related academic coursework with unparallele ... [+]

Become a Leader in Today’s Global Jazz Scene

Located in one of the world’s centers for jazz music, this master of music program combines advanced performance training and related academic coursework with unparalleled opportunities in the music industry. You’ll perform weekly at landmark music venues, study one-on-one with our internationally acclaimed faculty, be mentored in entrepreneurship, and build a professional career in the modern jazz industry.

What You'll Learn

Our program strives to create an environment modeled after the real-life experiences of our artist faculty. As a graduate student, you will:

Achieve a level of performance excellence that makes it possible for you to enter the professional field of jazz performance – you'll build technical instrumental skills, learn how to fluently speak the language of jazz, and develop your own individual musical voice and expression. Gain a foundation in music aesthetics, theory and literature, and research. Complete elective courses based on your career objectives, such as music technology, film scoring, music history, jazz music studies, and music business. ... [-]
USA New York
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 semesters
Campus
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James Madison University

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance. The program seeks to provide ... [+]

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts. The Master of Music program seeks to provide an opportunity for the highest level of musical development and professional training for each student, appropriate for careers in teaching, performance, and composition of music. Conducting majors will undertake a comprehensive study of the literature of their medium, develop advanced insights into the musical ideas and structure of the major works, and refine their conducting and rehearsal skills.

Performance majors will specialize in activities that develop the technical mastery and musical maturity essential to the art of making music involving their chosen instrument or voice. Student composers will immerse themselves in the techniques and aesthetics of musical creation and will become aware, through intensive examination, of the music and musical thought of all style periods, especially that of the present and immediate past. Music education students will examine the foundations and principles underlying the practices of their profession and will develop both scholarly and technical abilities essential to continuing development as effective teachers and leaders.... [-]

USA Harrisonburg
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Glasgow

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive crea ... [+]

Composition and Creative Practice MMus

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. It aims to provide training in a range of approaches, introducing tools and techniques relevant to today’s music making, and encouraging exploration, innovation and experimentation.

Why this programme Students undertake a major portfolio of creative practice with an accompanying critical commentary, preparing them for compositional and musical careers. Students have the opportunity of a placement with a musical or arts organisation, when available, and up-to-date research skills provision in digital arts. We offer the opportunity to have your work performed by a professional ensemble, including an annual showcase of postgraduate work SoundThought. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab, and practice rooms. Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. We have a range of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, a 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords. Other instruments owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments. TheConcert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music. Asa UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary art scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and... [-]
United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
English
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
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Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Music degree provides musicians with an opportunity to further develop and refine their musical skills. It prepares students who w ... [+]

Program Overview

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Music degree provides musicians with an opportunity to further develop and refine their musical skills. It prepares students who wish to pursue doctoral studies and provides T-5 certification to music educators who have already received or who are eligible to receive basic certification.

The M.M. assists all students to hone their abilities in planning, conducting, and presenting independent research in their particular area of emphasis. Degrees are granted after a demonstration of proficiency through the presentation of a recital or a final project.

M.M. in Composition: The M.M. in Composition allows students to work extensively with a teacher/mentor in broadening their portfolio of compositions in a variety of genres and styles. Students take supporting courses in music technology, advanced analysis, and the history of music. The capstone is a full solo recital involving many different types of soloists, ensembles, and media. Students may elect to do considerable work in the Department Electronic and Digital Music Studio. M.M. in Music Education: The M.M. in Music Education fosters creativity and proficiency in dealing with the teaching and learning of music on primary and secondary levels. Music education courses are available in the areas of band, choral and general music instruction, advanced analysis, and the history of music. Supporting courses include music theory, interdisciplinary music education, technology, music history, and general education. The capstone is a written or practical final project developed in consultation with a teacher/mentor. M.M. in Performance: The M.M. in Music Performance... [-]
USA Statesboro
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

If you have completed a Bachelor of Music degree, you can take an entrance examination for the Master of Music programme (Classical Music or Jazz), which will allow you t ... [+]

Classical Music or Jazz

The two-year internationally-oriented and demanding Master's degree programme centres on your personal and specialist development. Alongside the demanding main subject studies, the research and entrepreneurship components offer both support and a challenge, enabling students to establish themselves in the world of music with their specific individual qualities.

After graduating from this Master's degree programme, you will be awarded a Master of Music certificate. This programme has been accredited with the qualification ‘good’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

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Netherlands Maastricht
September 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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CEV - Escuela Superior de Comunicación, Imagen y Sonido

Get a high level professional training to become a music producer. This master will teach you how to compose, produce and coordinate music projects in different contexts ... [+]

Get a high level professional training to become a music producer. This master will teach you how to compose, produce and coordinate music projects in different contexts and will bring you closer to a technological environment in constant progression.

A great opportunity to expand your knowledge about the industry and contemporary music production also oriented to the world of cinema . This degree is taught exclusively in SPANISH.

goalsCompose and arrange own compositions, and adapt the works of others.Compose original music for a cinematographic, television or video game with criteria and capacity to adapt to the needs of the client.Work in a technology environment for music creation through the programming and use of sound synthesis and musical sequencing tools.Perform, direct or supervise musical recordings of their own compositions or those of others.Understand the contemporary music industry.ContentsMusic industry and music for audiovisualMajor Project: ProductionMusic technologyAdvanced studio recording techniquesMusical language and creative techniquesProfessional outingsComposer-arranger of songs.Recording producer of record works.Music composer for movies, television or video games.Specialist in music recordings.Project manager in record and music corporations.Price... [-]
Spain Madrid
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1200 hours
Campus
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Academy of Music & Sound Online

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs o ... [+]

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs of contemporary musicians on a practical, academic and professional basis delivered by highly qualified professionals active in the music industry.

Course Explore in-depth an area of musicianship that interests you Expand and develop your competitive edge Gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas

For Industry Professionals:We offer the opportunity to fast-track students with industry experience (10+ years) onto the masters. We map your previous experience against the two years of the foundation degree allowing you to progress straight onto the final year and achieve your masters degree.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
August 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online
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California Institute of Integral Studies

Our program integrates experiential, didactic, and clinical courses to train students to become personally and culturally aware, attuned, and competent drama therapists a ... [+]

MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy

For over 30 years, the CIIS Drama Therapy program has been exploring how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential. Our program integrates experiential, didactic, and clinical courses in a carefully paced and sequenced curriculum, to train students to become personally and culturally aware, attuned, and competent drama therapists and psychotherapists.

The Drama Therapy program is one of only several master's programs in the United States both regionally accredited and approved by the North American Drama Therapy Association, and is one of only a handful of such programs in the world. Ours is the only program that offers a path to national licensure (LPCC). ... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts

In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education. ... [+]

Overview

In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education.

We challenge you to take your musicianship to the next level, with private study and collaborative music-making in small and large group settings. We also challenge you to think critically about music and expand your horizons in the arts and humanities. This professionally oriented approach prepares our graduate students for positions of vital importance in the music world and as music educators in public schools and colleges. Select a program from below to learn more.

Audio Arts (M.A.)

The interdisciplinary master of arts (M.A.) degree program in audio arts offers you the opportunity to learn about and gain skills in the music industry and audio arts fields. Taught in conjunction with Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the 14-month program offers four specializations at the intersection of music and media: music industry studies, sound production and recording arts, radio horizons, and music video. It begins with an intensive summer “boot camp” and concludes with a professional music industry internship capstone the following summer.... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
English
14 months
Campus
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The University of Waikato

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition ... [+]

Master of Music

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance.

The Master of Music (MMus) is designed for students who've already gained an Honours-level qualification in Music. It's an advanced, one-year programme of study. You'll be guided by experts who will supervise you in individual sessions. You'll complete substantial-sized tasks focused on your chosen area of speciality. During this process, you'll develop your skills and expertise, and show an understanding of the content of your work. You'll also develop the attributes you need to work in this field.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton
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English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Lund University

The Master’s Programme in Music has specialisations in Composition, Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Improvisation, Piano, Recorder, Symphony Orchestra Instruments, and Vocal St ... [+]

The Master’s Programme in Music has specialisations in Composition, Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Improvisation, Piano, Recorder, Symphony Orchestra Instruments, and Vocal Studies or Vocal and Drama Studies.

The Master’s Programme in Music aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. On completion of the programme, the student must have well-developed knowledge and skills in order to work in a professional capacity in various forms – either as a soloist, a member of an established ensemble or in freely formed groups. The student must also have developed his/her ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]

Sweden Malmö
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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