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34 Masters of Arts in Music

The Master of Arts degree is an opportunity for students to continue with their course of study. However, this advanced degree offers more than was expected from a bachelor’s degree. An MA program generally provides more individual direction, ongoing multidisciplinary exposure, the opportunity to focus more directly on a subject, and a more rigorous course of academic study. An MA in Music is full of potential opportunities for the serious student.

What is an MA in Music? This program is typically available to those undergraduates who have demonstrated excellent musical skills and a maturity of music appreciation. Courses will provide support for these students to further develop as creative and/or performing artists. Depending upon the students’ interests, classes may focus on solo instruments, classical composers and techniques, voice studies, compositional techniques, and a wide range of musical influence.

The world of professional music is highly competitive. Graduates from the MA in Music program will have opportunities that other students will lack. With individualized instruction, access to talented faculty, and many opportunities for performance, students in this master’s program can enjoy further enhancing their musical talents. 

There are many costs associated with pursuing an MA in Music. However, these costs vary from one school to another and from one country to another. Students may contact schools directly in order to obtain specific information. 

Many graduates of the MA in Music program intend to seek a career as a professional musician. Others choose to find jobs in the education sector or look for careers as composers. They are typically able to find jobs within the media, culture, and education industries. Some students already have satisfying careers and pursue this advanced degree to supplement their existing skills. In all cases, a master’s degree offers a legitimate means to further career development and the enhancement of current talent and experience.

 

Prospective students can find information about the different schools and programs available to them by browsing our extensive database of program listings. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form. 

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Master of Arts in Music

KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2020 Belgium Ghent

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike.

MA in Music

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years Request Info United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules.

MA in Music Business

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Campus Full-time Part-time 2 - 4 years September 2020 USA New York + 1 more

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.

MA in Classical Singing

University of Pécs
Campus Full-time 2 years Request Info Hungary Pécs

Among other courses, the theoretical fields to be covered include Music History, Folk Music, Contemporary Culture, Analysis, but students also visit concerts and take part in composition practices.

Master in Performing Public Space

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full-time 12 months Request Info Netherlands Tilburg

Located in the heart of Tilburg, the Netherlands, Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to the study and investigation of cultural developments of all kinds, and to understanding how they can produce meaningful change within our shared spaces.

MA in Music

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 4 years Request Info USA Avondale + 1 more

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.

MA Music Production

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years Request Info United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Build your practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. This course will give you the skills to take your ambition further and provide you with the confidence to work for major record labels and recording artists across a range of genres.

MA in Music

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full-time 2 years August 2020 USA Medford

Master's students in the Music department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines: composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory. Advanced course work and thesis research support are strong are Western classical music, African-American music, and World Music (Africa, East, and Southeast Asia, and Latin America).

MA in Sound (Arts, Production, Design)

Bath Spa University
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years Request Info United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

Develop your own signature sound and production style through this forward-thinking music composition and sound production course. You’ll be able to tailor the MA Sound (Production) course's content to your own style and skills.

MA Contemporary Art Practice (Critical Practice, Moving Image, Performance and Public Sphere)

Royal College of Art
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2020 United Kingdom London

A distinctive route through fine art

Master in Musicology

Utrecht University
Campus Full-time 2 years Request Info Netherlands Utrecht Middelburg + 1 more

Our Research Master’s in Musicology will train you in advanced research while giving you academic insight into the theoretical and artistic principles underpinning music across history and cultures.

MA in Music

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Campus Online Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2020 United Kingdom Birmingham + 2 more

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater to those with a wide range of interests and specialisms. It is conceived as a 'next step' after the undergraduate degree, either as a stepping stone to research, as a qualification for teaching in the FE sector or simply to satisfy a thirst for development. There are 10 specialist pathways that you can choose from across musicology, composition and performance; each includes a range of core and optional taught modules and you will complete the course with a dissertation, recital or composition portfolio.

Master in Church Music

Lund University
Campus Full-time 2 years Request Info Sweden Malmö

This Master’s programme has three specialisations: Arrangement and Composition, Organ and Keyboard, and Vocal Music and Choir. Our aim is to further educate musicians that possess high artistic, educational and professional abilities.

MA in Music Business Management

University of Westminster
Campus Full-time 1 year Request Info United Kingdom London

This course is highly regarded in both music business education and the industry at large. It will prepare you to become one of the next generations of music industry leaders and entrepreneurs. All teaching staff on the course are currently working in the music industry, and every week there are a number of high-level industry guests. You will need to be a self-motivated and open-minded student, as this is an intense course, but one which can help you to progress your career across a wide range of music business disciplines.

MA Music in Development

SOAS University of London
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 3 years September 2020 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This unique programme has been designed for students wishing to combine an interest in music and related cultural performance with advocacy and social development practice. Students will build critical understanding of how music’s agentive and imaginative capacities act in different contexts - e.g. human rights, forced migration, health, and environmental justice - to communicate needs and interests and to mobilize action.