A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.
Strive For a graduate degree in music can serve you to increase further experience in performance, composition, production, or managing, and it can also open doors for unconventional teaching opportunities.
In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.
Master Degree Music in Europe
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This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a [+]
Master in Songwriting
This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a professional level, and published songwriters wishing to achieve academic accreditation whilst continuing to improve creatively. The course, which is based at the university's Corsham Court campus, will help you to develop a range of critical, practical, communicative, industrial and research-based skills.
During the programme you will learn to:Comment critically upon your own and others’ material; Examine the musicological and historical roots of your craft; Consider the commercial value of your songs in the marketplace; Rewrite and collaborate; Conduct academic research; Develop technical skills; Create a professional-standard portfolio of your work. ... [-]
The PGDip is a taught postgraduate course that comprises the first two thirds of an MMus/MA, but stands alone as a respected qualification. [+]
Top Masters Music in Europe 2014/2015. MA/MMus/PgDip (Performance)WHY MMus/MA?The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performance and Composition, and demonstrate critical engagement with your discipline through a viva voce (MMus) or written critique (MA). Working on a one-to-one basis with our performance staff and/or composers and engaging with Creative Practitioners, you gain a strong academic and vocational understanding of your practice, and of what it takes to be a successful music practitioner in the 21st Century. Performance students are encouraged to develop challenging and innovative repertoire (assessed through public recitals), while Composition students are given the support to prepare portfolios of original compositions and submit realisations. THE COURSEThe MMus/MA follows the same programme of study as the PGDip but with an additional module at the end, culminating in – for Performance students – a final performance in the presence of a panel of examiners and an invited audience or, for Composition students, a final composition portfolio that must demonstrate artistic vision and an emerging compositional identity. In your final project, you are expected to demonstrate the skills and professionalism you have developed and be responsible for all aspects of your project's realisation; for example, as a Composition student, you take responsibility for all performers and recording engineers, and as a Performance student, you look after all aspects of the performance including planning, organisation, co-ordination of resources (human/physical), sound reinforcement, stage setting and rehearsal. Further to this, MMus students undertake a viva voce to demonstrate an appropriate level of critical engagement with their specialist study and MA candidates produce an accompanying critique.MASTERCLASSES, SEMINARS AND CONFERENCESA year-round programme of masterclasses delivered by international names and experts helps support your creative development. Recent visitors have included Snarky Puppy, Charles McPherson, David Toop, Will Hick, Jason Rebello Trio, Donavan Hepburn, Deborah York, Emma Johnson, Enrico Rava and Ralph Salmins. As a postgraduate student at Leeds College of Music you can also attend seminars and special events at the University of Bradford, placing you in an even wider, collaborative postgraduate community. You may also submit papers and pieces to our two annual conferences, the International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition (iFIMPaC) and the Leeds International Jazz Education Conference – again, giving you a crucial platform to showcase yourself to potential employers and collaborators. YOUR TUTORSYour tutors have extensive experience of working in the music industry and are passionate about practice-led research.Their credits include vocal coaching for Paloma Faith, Danny McNamara and Kevin Rowland (Kim Chandler), winning numerous international competitions (Jakob Fichert), working with composers such as Trevor Wishart, Pete Stollery and Alejandro Vinao (Dale Perkins), and recording for labels including Mode, NMC, Nonclassical and Tzadik (Damien Harron). YOUR FUTUREThrough linking you with industry and arts-based figures, we offer you tailored research support and prepare you for a robust career. Our postgraduate alumni include Leaf Label-signed pianist and composer Matthew Bourne (BBC Radio Jazz Award for Innovation, Perrier Jazz Award), James Hamilton (two-time Jazz Yorkshire Award winner, Award for Contemporary Jazz Composition at the BASCA British Composer Awards), Gemma Wild (Lancashire Young Composer of the Year), and David Lawrie, whose MA project Liars, Charlatans, Jinxmongers (for voice and accompaniment) received an independent release. We maintain strong relationships with our alumni, often inviting them back to perform in our concert season.... [-]
The Master of Sound Design and Post Production is a unique program of specialization in the field of audiovisual production. [+]
Master in Design and Audio Post Production DURATION: One academic year. The Master of Sound Design and Post Production is a unique program of specialization in the field of audiovisual production. The Master program includes intensive practical plan and immersion in the creative and technical skills necessary to develop analytical skills and solutions, as well as specialized technical skills necessary to design and post production sound the film industry, advertising and television, as well as new multimedia interactive media, video games or mobile devices. From live sound recording and TV filming to editing, editing, foley recording, mixing and mastering, there is an exciting process that will allow students to develop their full creative and technical capacity. The unique experience of learning this program taught by specialized technicians in live sound and post production, complete with master classes taught by industry professionals internationally renowned in the field of film and TV, which offer students the opportunity to strengthen their artistic identity by the best teachers.... [-]
The Master in Music programme, Piano, aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]
Top Masters Music in Europe 2014/2015. Master Programme in Music, Piano
Programme overviewMaster's Programme, 2 Years, Full time Code: LU-18855 120 credits Malmö Campus Study period: 03 Sep 2012 – 08 Jun 2014
The Master in Music programme, Piano, 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.... [-]
Our department works closely with the German Centre for Music Therapy Research. These are optimal conditions for learning the scientific foundation behind the use music in healing the sick. In [+]
Master - Music Therapy
Our department works closely with the German Centre for Music Therapy Research. These are optimal conditions for learning the scientific foundation behind the use music in healing the sick. In our music therapy training clinic, students are able to apply their knowledge in direct contact with the patients. Our main treatment methods are various, and range from chronic pain to adjustment disorders, tumors and strokes. We have particularly specialised in the outpatient treatment of children with headaches, delayed speech and development, behaviour problems, autism and tumors.
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Music Therapy: research programme... [-]
The MA in Music offers distinctive pathways in Music and Popular Culture, Music on Stage and on Screen, Music in 19th-Century Culture and... [+]
Top Masters Music in Europe 2014/2015. MA in Music
The MA in Music offers distinctive pathways in Music and Popular Culture, Music on Stage and on Screen, Music in 19th-Century Culture and Contemporary Practice in Composition. It provides you with a thorough grounding in advanced musical studies and can pave the way, where desired, to doctoral research.
Teaching learning and assessment
The MA in Music is taught through a combination of seminars, tutorials and skills-based workshops. Assessment methods include essays, student presentations, literature reviews, dissertations and (for composers) compositions using scores, recordings, software patches or live electronics, performances and installations.During your time here you will be engaged in lively discussions and original research. We aim to give you an in-depth understanding of recent critical debates, scholarship and practice in your chosen field, as well as to broaden your knowledge of musical repertoire. Our pathways are original, exciting and flexible and one of the most striking features of the Music Department is its breadth of subject expertise. All staff members in Music, with whom MA students work closely, are actively engaged in research and we have published our work in top journals and with the most highly respected publishers.... [-]
This course provides you with professional training in music therapy with an emphasis on clinical placements, and an introduction to various music therapy approaches. [+]
The MA Creative Design for Digital Cultures – Music and Sound Design program anticipates the latest developments in the creative industry. Digital developments offer exciting possibilities for recording and editing sound ... [+]
Top Masters Music in Europe 2014/2015. MA Creative Design for Digital Cultures – Music and Sound DesignUtrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Art, Media & Technology
The MA Creative Design for Digital Cultures (MA DDC) is a masters programme that trains students as specialists in the creative industry. The MA DDC has 3 pathways:
• Games and Interaction Design• Film, Animation and Media Design• Music and Sound Design
Each pathway represents a specialism: from games, cross-media productions and computer animation to music design, production and technology.
It focuses on searching for and designing creative applications for the various media and the solutions they can provide. The different programmes follow the same curriculum, whereby all the disciplines work together. It is possible to specialise through the choice of seminars, projects and the role you take on in the project team. You will graduate in a project you formulate yourself, which is combined with a supportive narrative.... [-]
During this challenging course you'll develop the academic knowledge and practical skills you'll need to take advantage of current and future opportunities... [+]
Master in Music Production (MA)
During this challenging course you'll develop the academic knowledge and practical skills you'll need to take advantage of current and future opportunities in the music and media production industry sectors.Music and sound production are integral to the creative industries sector both in the UK and internationally and are at the forefront of a diverse range of commercial, educational and research developments. Representing a significant area of commercial innovation and creative practice, the growth of new media platforms provides exciting employment opportunities and requires up to date approaches to the development of appropriate professional expertise.Professional judgement, technical and creative ability, and appropriate knowledge and understanding are key to success in the music and media sector. Increasingly characterised by sophisticated technical systems and close integration with a range of media, music production encompasses a number of distinct specialisms and provides a dynamic field of postgraduate research activity.You will study both as an individual and as part of a group, to give you experience of working within multidimensional teams and managing leadership roles.... [-]
Every second year in September we welcome a new intake of 18 students for our master programme, which is taught in German. The part-time master programme in Music Therapy is a modular programme, with each semester divided into theoretical and practical clinical components. We provide our students with in-depth know how of research and practice in the field of music therapy. [+]
Top Masters Music in Europe 2014/2015. Master of Science in Health Studies (MSc)
Language of instruction: German
Every second year in September we welcome a new intake of 18 students for our master programme, which is taught in German. The part-time master programme in Music Therapy is a modular programme, with each semester divided into theoretical and practical clinical components. We provide our students with in-depth know how of research and practice in the field of music therapy.
The research is focused from the very beginning on the development of the master thesis which has to have practical clinical relevance. Throughout the degree programme we aim to combine aspects of personal development and practical experience with critical theory-based reflection.... [-]
The Master's programme Musicology focuses on intercultural music across a wide range of topics, including world music, contemporary expressions of... [+]
Master of Arts (MA) in Arts and Culture: Musicology
Language of instruction: English
Starts in: September
The Master's programme Musicology focuses on intercultural music across a wide range of topics, including world music, contemporary expressions of music, western classical music of all periods, theory of music, cognition, cultural musicology, music theory, performance practice, pop and jazz. The programme is aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of one particular area of musicology, and allows participating students the freedom to conduct further research in their chosen field of study, such as the music of India or the development of modern twentieth century compositions.... [-]
Specialisations: •The Piano •The Strings (viola, violin) •The Winds and Percussion Instruments (flute, clarinet, trumpet) •Singing of Scenic Genres •Singing of Concert Genres [+]
Top Masters Music in Europe 2014/2015. Master of Music, Performer or Conductor
•The Strings (viola, violin)
•The Winds and Percussion Instruments (flute, clarinet, trumpet)
•Singing of Scenic Genres
•Singing of Concert Genres
After graduation of the course a Master's of Music Degree is obtained. The knowledge, competencies and artistic experience acquired in the Performing Art Master's study programme, provides an opportunity for students to work professionally in the institutions of culture and education, in art groups, to develop their own creative and musical activities, and to continue their studies in the third level.... [-]
This MA will be of interest to those working in the fields of popular music studies, cultural studies, social anthropology, politics, gender studies, and musicology, among others. Such a course is an essential addition to the discipline of Popular Music Studies. [+]
MA in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society
A unique opportunity to study in the city of Liverpool, home of The Beatles and with access to leading Popular Music academics and Beatles specialists, this MA is the only one of its kind in the UK and the world.
This MA will examine the significance of the music of the Beatles in the construction of identities, audiences, ethnicities and industries, and localities; by doing so it will suggest ways to understand popular music as a social practice, focusing attention on issues such as the role of music in the construction of regional identities, concepts of authenticity, aesthetics, meaning, value, performance, and the use of popular music as a discursive evocation of place. Furthermore, in a consideration of popular music as a text, popular music semiotics will also be employed.... [-]
The Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire is a full time, two year program which leads to the internationally recognised title, Master of Music. The program is open to Bachelor of Music graduates. [+]
Top Masters Music in Europe 2014/2015. MA in Music
Are you curious and open-minded? Do you have an investigative attitude towards studying? Do you want to learn to play even better? Are you searching for your professional role in society? Do you want to make a contribution to the further development of your field? Are you a graduate of a Conservatoire or do you play at an equivalent level? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, the Master of Music Program at the Prince Claus Conservatoire is for you!The master of Music offers four unique studyroutes: Classical Music, New York Jazz, Conducting and 'New Audiences and Innovative Practice' (NAIP). The Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire especially focused on the individual opportunities of the student as a professional in society. Therefore a high level of artisanal musicianship is required as well as a concept of a personal professional future. The musical world is rapidly changing and requires enterprising, reflecting, excelling musicians. The Prince Claus Conservatoire helps students to best prepare for his/her future; for this reason the Professional Integration Project (PIP) has a central position in the Master course, with much freedom for individual interest and opportunities.The flexible parts of the course, for instance the international dimension, research & innovation and entrepreneurship, will contribute to the personal profile.It is essential that the candidate Master student at admission has a concept about his/her professional future and the related final project. This may take any form as long as it is directly connected to the intended professional practice. In distinguishing the Master student from the Bachelor student we call this a ´deliberate choice of professional prospect´.The Prince Claus Conservatoire is a relatively small institute that makes the best of her advantages: small scale, flexibility, international network, the Research Group and interaction with the professional field. The Master of Music in Groningen is open to all students who make a conscious choice for this unique concept. Eight reasons to choose for the Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire... [-]