The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.
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.
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.
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Our postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills. [+]
MMus Popular Music PerformanceOur postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills.You can also benefit from London College of Music’s (LCM) weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the LCM Sinfonia, LCM Big Band, LCM Choir, and LCM Glee Choir, which students are able to participate in. Course detailThe course teaching programme runs throughout each calendar year.The MMus in Popular Music Performance addresses the practical, academic and professional needs of contemporary musicians, and we welcome students from all genres. This is a Level 7 postgraduate programme for performers of advanced ability.To study on this course you should be an accomplished performer, and an inquisitive and flexible musician with clear research interests relating to performance. Our students come from classical, jazz and pop backgrounds, and will typically hold an undergraduate qualification in Music, such as a BA (Hons) with Performance, or a BMus (Hons) in Performance.The MMus course develops your musical performance at an advanced level. You will benefit as a performer – not only from the expertise of our instrumental teaching staff, who are all internationally acclaimed, but also from playing with, and learning from, each other in workshops and masterclasses, and participating in the lively musical environment that LCM provides. We place particular emphasis on developing your critical thinking and listening skills, and give you a richer understanding of, and the opportunity to experiment with, a broad range of performance styles.We support the practical side of this course with academic modules that complement and enrich your performing experience. The dissertation enables you to carry out more detailed research in an area of personal interest.You will leave this MMus course a more confident performer and a better-informed all-round musician. You will have gained greater musical skills and insights, as well as essential transferable skills, such as the ability to evaluate situations, engage in professional dialogue, and work effectively with others. Equally, you will have gained significant experience working in, and developing groups and ensembles, which will be crucial to your long-term development as a musician.Entry requirementsCandidates who are selected for interview and audition will hold an appropriate undergraduate qualification, eg a BA (Hons) Music (with Performance) or a BMus (Hons) Performance - with a 2:1 or above. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. (IELTS 6.5)A candidate should include the following information in his/her application pack:1) a completed application from (available from the UWL website)2) two references, one academic3) a copy of his/her degree certificate and transcript4) an example of academic writing (eg an undergraduate essay)5) and a DVD of two performances (approximately three minutes each, but may be longer).International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), TOEFL ibt at score at 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies. We offer pre-sessional English language courses, an International Foundation Programme and a Pre-Masters Programme if you do not meet these requirements.... [-]
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. ... [-]
When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes one year to complete. The academic [+]
Master of Music
When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes one year to complete. The academic programme can be tailored to your individual needs. To be eligible for admission to the Master's programme, you must hold a music diploma from a recognized institution in the Netherlands (Bachelor of Music), or have attained a comparable level by other means, tailored to the academic programme offered by Maastricht Academy of Music. These programmes are only open to a limited number of participants. Entry is by audition only.
Alliance The Master of Music programme is offered by Maastricht Academy of Music and Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg. These institutions are part of the Fontys and Zuyd University Alliance for Arts Education [Dutch: Alliantie voor de Kunsten Fontys en Zuyd], a joint arts venture between Zuyd University and Fontys University of Professional Education.AdmissionIn accordance with the requirements of all art faculties, you will be required to take an admission examination before a final decision on admission can be made. Apart from General Admission Requirements you need to comply with Specific Admission Requirements.The Music in Education admission exam consists of the following components:... [-]
The Master’s programme is designed to prepare global professionals who can bring a solid cultural and artistic background coupled with economic and managerial skills to the production of stage performances, with a particular focus on Europe, North America and emerging markets. [+]
The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]
The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to teach music at all kinds and grades of schools. The study is tied with preceding bachelor study, concentrated on gaining special musical knowledge and abilities. Master study degree focuses in collaboration with pedagogical and psychological subjects and with praxis at basic and high schools to development of musical pedagogical skills. The subjects take account of pedagogical orientation of master degree. [+]
This Master of Music Teaching program was created under the Bologna spirit and orientations and was organized together with the Department of Music of the Institute of Letters and Human Sciences (ILCH). [+]
The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. [+]
Ability to analyse regularities in the interpretations of different styles of musical works; objectively assess music science and composer's creative heritage; conduct scientific research in music pedagogy, use qualitative and quantitative research methods; prepare a cultural project proposal for accessing funding; work with computer programs designed for music. [+]
The Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. [+]
Within the Master of Music at the Utrecht School of the Arts, you have the opportunity to develop further as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer. You do this by drawing up and following your own personal study plan. In this study ... [+]
Master of MusicWithin the Master of Music at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, you have the opportunity to develop further as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer. You do this by drawing up and following your own personal study plan. In this study plan, you choose a pathway and describe what you want to focus on. Fixed components of the course are practice-oriented research and an internship.
The Master of Music is a two-year full-time course. It is also possible to follow the Master of Music part-time. The part-time programme takes 4 years. The Master of Music has 2 pathways: Performance and Music Design.
Master Programme in Music, Jazz Improvisation aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]
The Master's Programme in Music - Performance Programme, Jazz/Improvisation, 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.... [-]
Anyone who holds a degree Academic Bachelor in music, as provided by the Flemish Government (Vlaamse Gemeenschap), can subscribe for the entrance exam. [+]
Master in Music
Anyone who holds a degree Academic Bachelor in music, as provided by the Flemish Government (Vlaamse Gemeenschap), can subscribe for the entrance exam.
- Holding a French Belgian degree Academic Bachelor in music: you have to meet the language requirements.
- Holding any foreign degree Academic Bachelor in music: get an application form before March 31st. When you meet these language requirements and after your file has been approved you can subscribe for the entrance exam.
- an attestation of secondary or higher education, at least 1 year with English as the main language of instruction; or... [-]
In September 2011 the Dance Academy started with a two-year, part-time English HBO Master in Choreography. The course is designed to accommodate the needs of choreographers working in amateur, educational and professional fields; self-employed, freelance, or as [+]
Master in Choreography
Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg
In September 2011 the Dance Academy started with a two-year, part-time English HBO Master in Choreography. The course is designed to accommodate the needs of choreographers working in amateur, educational and professional fields; self-employed, freelance, or as employees of a professional company, academy, agency, institution or university. The programme focuses on the teaching of concepts, theories and principles in support of creative processes and offers a unique opportunity to extend creative, conceptual and intellectual skills, knowledge and attitudes.... [-]
The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm... [+]
Nordic Master in Jazz NOMAZZ
The Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) is a joint initiative between the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.The programme leads to the Master of Music Degree (MMus) according to each institution’s specific regulations. When a student is accepted to the programme, he/she will become a student of one of these four institutions, which will be his/her "home institution", and where he/she will also graduate from eventually. The basic structure of the studies will, however, be the same for all the students in the programme and is designed and managed in co-operation with all institutions involved.The programme’s common language is English.You will receive tuition from some of the best known musicians of the Nordic jazz scene. However, the course has no pre-conceived stylistic conventions, and the students on the course have wide-ranging tastes in music, meaning you can focus on your own personal expression.Most importantly, Nomazz is intended for musicians who have reached a high level of performance ability. The applicants should have obtained at least a Bachelors in Music.... [-]