MA Programs in Performing Arts

Compare 61 Master of Art Programs in Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Being successful in today’s job industry is beginning to take more than a bachelor’s degree. Graduates are discovering that earning their Master of Arts can lead them to jobs they only dreamed of as well as opportunities to work in industries around the world.

One popular Master of Arts degree is in Performing Arts. Many prospective students, such as you, may be wondering what is an MA in Performing Arts? Simply stated, it is a degree earned as a postgraduate that encompasses the fields of dance, drama, music, and film. Courses taken to earn this degree include classroom work and training in dancing, acting, costume and set design, vocal performance, and script writing. The acting classes range from theater training to film acting, while the script classes can range from creating your own to analyzing other pieces.

Earning your Master in Performing Arts can be very helpful in jumpstarting your career. The training you receive will prepare you for various job opportunities and give you a rich background of knowledge and credentials. If you are looking to work in the theater or film industry, this degree can help you network, build professional relationships and lead you towards working in a creative and innovative field.

The cost of attending classes to earn this degree will change depending on what school you choose. Anything from location to the number of credits will affect the price. To have a clear understanding of your tuition costs, it is best to contact the school you wish to attend.

Once you have received your MA in Performing Arts you will be able to find work in the industries of music, film, theater, and dance. You may find yourself managing a local theater company or acting on stage. You can also work as a director for film, television or plays, as well as teach students of any age at local colleges, schools or summer camps.

 

If you are interested in pursuing this degree, you can 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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MA Music Management and Artist Development

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

Commercial success and a sustained career in the music industry both depend increasingly on an artist’s ability to set up their [+]

MA Degrees in Performing Arts. Commercial success and a sustained career in the music industry both depend increasingly on an artist’s ability to set up their own small record label, administer copyrights, facilitate live events and develop their careers. Directed by a team of highly experienced industry professionals with unique insights and unprecedented experience in the field, you will have the opportunity to study key concepts in managing and developing your own career – or that of an act you represent. Entry Requirements Applicants must have the following: - Honours Degree in Music, Music Technology or a related subject to a minimum pass of 2:2, or substantial industry experience in the field. Candidates will be asked to provide a portfolio of degree -level / professional work and a written statement.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. Career and Study Progression By completing this course successfully, you will have developed enhanced skills and knowledge, and have an advantage in developing your own career, or that of an artist or artists you represent. Successful graduates have gone on to enjoy roles in: - major record Labels in the UK and internationally - independent record labels - publishing companies - PR companies - artist management - agency and promotion - professional music - tour management - teaching - radio station management - creating new businesses. Study progression - MPhil - PhD - DMA [-]

Master in Music (MA)

University of Central Missouri
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2017 USA Warrensburg

This program has a minimum graduate credit hour total of 32 hours. You must have completed, or be in the act of completing, a bachelors degree from an accredited institution before you can apply for entrance into UCM’s graduate program. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music... [+]

Master in Music (MA) In this program, you’ll have access to current music technology, well-equipped classrooms and recording studios to enhance your learning. UCM offers the traditional Master of Arts in music degree, with emphases in: Conducting History and Literature Kodaly Music Education Performance Piano Pedagogy Theory and Composition Students may also complete an MA degree during three summer sessions (with additional online course work), with emphases in: Music Education (conducting emphasis for music educators) Kodaly About this program This program has a minimum graduate credit hour total of 32 hours. You must have completed, or be in the act of completing, a bachelors degree from an accredited institution before you can apply for entrance into UCM’s graduate program. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Assistantships

 Graduate students in music may apply for assistantships in both the music department and in those areas of the university where assistantships do not require specialized knowledge. The student may request an application for an assistantship from the Graduate Office. Assistantships include both a fee waiver for graduate courses taken for credit and a stipend of $7,500 for the academic year. Students should submit their application for an assistantship in music by March 1 if they intend to begin graduate study the following August. Assistantships are announced by April 15 for the coming academic year. There are numerous scholarship and financial assistance opportunities available in this program. [-]

MA Dance

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

Dance at Bath Spa University is known for its work in both live and screen-based performance practice. [+]

MA Dance

Dance at Bath Spa University is known for its work in both live and screen-based performance practice. The masters programme (new for 2013) is ideal for those interested in the interface of contemporary dance, site, and digital media. The course is aimed at those with a specialist interest in screen-based dance practice and/or interdisciplinary work where the texts of dance and one or more other media intersect to create new work. If you are interested in spending a year (or 2 years part-time) in a supportive and highly creative environment to explore and develop your skills as a dance artist, to work creatively with other artists, and to learn the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in what is a challenging and changing workplace, this may be the course for you.... [-]


Theatre Arts (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our MA in Theatre Arts will give you the opportunity to collaborate, specialise and push the boundaries of your chosen discipline whatever your artistic background. Whether you are looking to design, devise, direct, critique, curate, manage, perform, write or teach, this flexibly-designed course will enable you to investigate and evolve your practice to a professional standard. [+]

Why study MA Theatre Arts at Middlesex? At Middlesex we prepare the next generation of Theatre Arts professionals to be pioneering and innovative practitioners with advanced skills and contemporary knowledge of their chosen industry. Through a combination of practice-based assignments, theoretical inquiry and independent research in your field, you will develop the skills to locate and advance your work in both national and international professional contexts. Based in our Media and Performing Arts School, you will be taught by some of the UK's leading academic-practitioners and associate artists with opportunities to explore the diverse world of Theatre Arts through high-profile guest lecturers,industry visits and professional placements while you study. Armed with these invaluable skills, experiences and professional contacts, you will graduate with the confidence to navigate an exciting career path in today's competitive arts industries. Course highlights: - Valuable opportunity to reflect, investigate and advance your Theatre Arts practice, however broad or specialised it currently is. - National and international placement opportunities to expand your professional contacts and extend opportunities for employability. - Innovative Ravensfield Theatre with fully-equipped studios and workshops featuring specialist technicians to support your exploratory and performance-related work. - Project presentations, including performances, workshop-demonstrations and installations, which benefit from our existing and future relationships with professional venues in London and beyond. - Internationally oriented and designed to accommodate different specialisms, enabling you to develop a wider analytical and global perspective on the issues affecting your work. - Access to emerging theories and contemporary debates related to your field through our world-leading Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts (ResCen) - a multi-disciplinary research centre that bridges academia and practice. [-]

MA Musicology

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

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 Degrees in Performing Arts. STUDYING MUSIC IN DEPTH 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. You will also investigate the contextual circumstances influencing the production, distribution, and reception of music. WESTERN MUSIC FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT The Musicology programme at Utrecht University focuses on Western music from the Middle Ages to the present. Although the emphasis of our teaching and research activity is on historical musicology, there are also courses which bring together both historical and systematic approaches. Interdisciplinary work is central to the programme, and there are particularly strong links with Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New Media & Digital Culture, Gender Studies, postcolonial studies, and Computational Humanities. This programme aims to innovate, while at the same time retaining its links to the traditional musicological research fostered at the University over the past 85 years. HALLMARKS OF RESEARCH Our current research focuses on topics such as late medieval music from the 13th to the early 15th centuries, Dutch song culture from the Middle Ages to the present, Renaissance Franco-Flemish polyphony, Dutch music since the 17th century, music and its epistemologies from the late 18th century to the present, 20th-and 21st-century art and popular music, the evolution of music within colonial and post-colonial settings, and the interaction between music and media. This research is firmly imbedded within the taught components of this programme, which are further enhanced by guest lectures and master classes led by international experts. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE This programme will give you the specialist knowledge, insight and skills necessary to pursue further study at PhD level or a career as a researcher. As a graduate of this programme, you will possess: Thorough knowledge of the field of musicology. Sophisticated knowledge of a research specialism, either within the field of musicology, and/or an interdisciplinary subject. The academic and professional skills needed to identify, define, analyse, and solve research problems. The academic skills needed to conduct independent research in the field of musicology and to report on this research at an advanced level. [-]

Master in Music Scoring & Composition

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

Write or edit music for different visual environments (such as film, television, animation, games, multimedia, and commercials) at a professional level. [+]

MA Music Scoring & Composition Unit Requirements Major 33 units Graduate Liberal Arts 3 units TOTAL 36 units *Per director approval MA Music Scoring & Composition Degree Requirements Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units MA Music Scoring & Composition Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Music Composition Demonstrate an understanding of advanced concepts in the language of music: harmony, melody, and rhythm Orchestrate and arrange music at a professional level Write or edit music for different visual environments (such as film, television, animation, games, multimedia, and commercials) at a professional level Production Skills and Technical Knowledge Demonstrate proficiency with software related to contemporary sound production techniques Professional Readiness Think critically and demonstrate flexibility in creating or editing music for client needs Complete a final project which reflects professional goals Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

Master in Music

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The study route Classical Music is aimed at students who are ambitious, have a high level of playing, are curious and who want to work hard to become a top musician. Every year you take part in big projects such as the Hanze Symphony Orchestra, the string orchestra or any kind of ensemble. [+]

MA Degrees in Performing Arts. Music: www.hanzegroningen.eu/mastermusic The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. We live up to our motto “Share your talent. Move the world” by challenging you to share your talent and passion for music with the world around you. As a future musician or music teacher you will move the world; by inspiring, motivating and touching people’s hearts. Studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire means that you will be immersed in an inspiring international environment. We are known internationally for our innovative ideas on studying music. We are convinced that having close contact with our students is of great importance, you are not anonymous when you choose to study with us. We have gained the title Best Conservatoire of the Netherlands a number of times. Welcome to Groningen! Master of Music ​​​​​​​​​​Are you a professional musician with a goal? Do you have a specific vision of your future? Then the Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire could be the suitable study to achieve your personal goals. The Prince Claus Conservatoire is internationally known as an innovative institute of high quality with a large regional and international network. The Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire is there for ambitious musicians who want to develop themselves in a self-chosen direction. Classical Music The study route Classical Music is aimed at students who are ambitious, have a high level of playing, are curious and who want to work hard to become a top musician. Every year you take part in big projects such as the Hanze Symphony Orchestra, the string orchestra or any kind of ensemble. There is also the possibility for an internship at the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Johan Willem Friso Royal Military Band, the National Travelling Opera, etc. Study Programme You choose your own study subject which means that you determine yourself what and how you want to study with us. We call this your study plan. From your personal study plan you work towards the final exam; the lecture recital. We give you the space to realise your ambitions, ideas and goals. You are free to present your lecture recital in any way depending on your own interests, competences and qualities. Of course you are taught by our own renowned teachers. Additionally you work together with international guest teachers during several periods during the years. Ensemble and orchestra performances are a crucial part of the masters programme. From your own playing you have the opportunity to experiment with chamber Music, you deepen your playing skills during the Intensive Master Weeks or you can research your own musical practice. You can choose different optional modules within the Open Credits. You choose these based on your personal goals and competences and fitting your study plan. The complete study programme is aimed at further development of a curious and innovative professional attitude, which helps you to react more focused on the developments within and outside of the professional field. Main subjects - Vocals - Piano, organ, harpsichord - Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone - French Horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba - Percussion, harp, guitar - Violin, viola, cello, double bass Project Management & Entrepreneurship An entrepreneurial attitude is essential to transfer your musical passion to social situations successfully. In the Master of Music you are guided by modules and consults taught by experts in the field of entrepreneurship. Your vision on your personal future is the key here. Studying Abroad You have the opportunity to study abroad for a period of time. For example: within the study route New York Jazz, the third semester takes place in New York. Within ERASMUS+ there are scholarships available for students who want to study abroad temporarily. The Prince Claus Conservatoire has contacts with institutes in France, UK, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Romania, Belgium, Spain and many more. After Graduating After you graduate you can find a job as a musician in a symphonic orchestra or chamber music ensemble, in (one of Holland’s) military ensembles or in a (chamber) choir. Many musicians combine different musical activities. Some even make it to the international concert stage as a soloist. Where ever the future will bring you, we provide all the tools you need to become an independent, entrepreneurial and curious professional. [-]

MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan

The two-year Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Performing Studies is the only program in Europe that unites a solid education in the field of visual arts production with a highly specialized curatorial program. [+]

The two-year Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Performing Studies is the only program in Europe that unites a solid education in the field of visual arts production with a highly specialized curatorial program. Students explore visual culture, visual arts and performance, curatorial studies, exhibition design, contemporary art management, art criticism, writing, and communication. They also participate in a wide range of laboratory projects that allow them to engage directly with artists and professionals of international standing. Additionally, a series of interdisciplinary activities are conducted through lectures, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions aimed at producing new operative and educational models in the field of contemporary art. Careers The two-year MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies equips students with the necessary fundamentals to continue their studies or to enter the world of professional design and creative industries. Graduates may find employment as: Artists, Curators, Editors of specialized magazines and books, Art critics and journalists, Exhibition designers, Gallery and museum directors, Consultants at auction houses, Art dealers, Directors of public institutions . Placement The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 
 81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*. Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios. *Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2013 graduates. Internship NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Fondazione Museion - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bolzano, Form Content Londra, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Oliviero Toscani Studio, Sotheby's Italia, Skira Editore, Associazione Viafarini, Artshow Edizioni, Careof Organization for Contemporary Art,Open Care Language Italian Credits 120 [-]

Theatre

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Whether you have a passion for being on stage or are more interested in working behind the scenes, the School of Theatre offers you the opportunity to realize your dreams. It’s one of only a handful of programs in the country with an affiliate professional theatre, Swine Palace, which enables you to work alongside leading professionals while earning your degree. [+]

MA Degrees in Performing Arts. Theatre You thrive on creativity and expression, and believe the world is your stage. About Theatre Whether you have a passion for being on stage or are more interested in working behind the scenes, the School of Theatre offers you the opportunity to realize your dreams. It’s one of only a handful of programs in the country with an affiliate professional theatre, Swine Palace, which enables you to work alongside leading professionals while earning your degree. Film and Television The film and television concentration provides you with the essential skills and knowledge not only to create and collaborate onstage and offstage, but on and off camera as well. The program is directly tied to the growing film industry in Louisiana and its need for highly skilled artists, technicians, and administrative personnel. Possible Careers Actor Arts administrator Choreographer Designer Director Producer Stage manager Technician Program Requirements Once you're an student at our university, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major. 24 hours in 1000-level courses or higher 2.0 cumulative GPA (2.5 GPA for transfer) [-]

MA Music

Bangor University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

The course combines specialisation in one area (including Historical Musicology, Editorial Musicology, Composition, Solo Performance) with further training in up to three complimentary areas. [+]

Course Structure Part 1 (Diploma): In addition to the Principal Subject, in which the student specialises; up to three additional subjects can be studied. Total of 120 credits. Part 2 (MA): Normally consists of a dissertation, composition portfolio, or critical edition (in the area of the Principal Subject). Total of 60 credits. The course combines specialisation in one area (including Historical Musicology, Editorial Musicology, Composition, Solo Performance) with further training in up to three complimentary areas. The range of choice on this course makes it one of the most flexible MA programmes in the UK. Students can make their education as broad or narrow as they wish. For those with a single-minded interest in one area specialised degrees are available. The programme is divided into two parts: two semesters of taught study (Part I, 120 credits) and a substantial independent piece of work in the main area, produced over the summer (Part II, 60 credits). Part 1 is centred on the Principal Subject module (WMM4044, 40 credits) in the student’s main area of interest. It lays the foundations of a Part 2 project in the same area. The following subjects are available: Historical Musicology Editorial Musicology Ethnomusicology Celtic Traditional Music Music in Wales Music and the Christian Church Composition Electroacoustic Composition Composing Film Music Studying Film Music Solo Performance Sacred Music Studies Early Music 20th-/21st-century Music [-]

M.F.A in Performance and Interactive Media Arts

Brooklyn College CUNY
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Performing Arts. 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. A leading cutting-edge graduate program in ensemble, experimental, interdisciplinary performing arts production. Students collaboratively create performances that draw upon and hybridize theater, performance art, dance, music, puppetry, and various other experimental forms. Bringing together experienced artists from a wide range of backgrounds, this intensive two-year program teaches interdisciplinary collaboration as a skill in itself, and multimedia computer programming as a tool for both practical production and collaboration. Students in the program share an interest in digital media and use of technology in performance, and multimedia work is encouraged and supported. Following an initial term of intensive collaborative creation on campus, students have opportunities and are encouraged to present collaborative works in New York City venues, providing unique production opportunities. The PIMA M.F.A. program culminates in a collaborative thesis produced off-campus. [-]

MA Music Business Management

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

This course is recognised highly in music business management education and will prepare you to become one of the next generation 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... [+]

This course is recognised highly in music business management education and will prepare you to become one of the next generation 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. Course content Working with music industry leaders and organisations, the course has developed a unique curriculum. You will be able to combine a strong underpinning of key business skills (finance, leadership, organisational management, marketing and entrepreneurialism), with essential music industry management knowledge (strategic innovation and technology, intellectual property and copyright, and a focus on the live industry and digital content exploitation). Teaching is mainly through lectures In each module there is a minimum of two assignments. The final project is a report of a minimum of 12,000 words. Core modules A&R MUSIC DEVELOPMENT This module will critically explore this primary relationship within the music industry that of artist and repertoire development, commonly referred to as A&R. The A&R department of any music company is where the process of music creativity and production start; it is the research and development department. The Understanding of how a musical product weather it be a production duo, a solo artist and rock band or any of form of musical production will at some point be part of an A&R process even if that is a process of self evaluation and critical reflection. This module seeks to critically evaluate the evolution of A&R within the music industry by examining contemporary artist case studies within each session from both a local domestic and international music industry perspective. You will be expected to contribute and practice your contemporary musical knowledge in each session and develop an A&R strategy for act you have identified as having commercial or cultural significance. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FINANCE FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES This module is concerned with the critical evaluation of entrepreneurial business structures and finance in the creative industries. Entrepreneurial business and finance for creative industries increasingly has a significant effect on the development and promotion of new talent and is particularly relevant to students from both a creative and entrepreneurial background. This module is designed to provide you with a solid introduction to media economics, financial management and entrepreneurship in the creative industries. It will equip you with the tools to analyse financial documents and analyse business finances. It will provide insights into traditional accounting practices, as well as providing you with the knowledge to produce industry standard business and marketing plans based on industry financial practices. It will examine entrepreneurial issues facing creative industry firms and small businesses and will provide an overview of the activities required in starting and managing a business. MUSIC INDUSTRY STRUCTURE, ROLES AND DEVELOPMENT This module aims to equip you with a systematic understanding of the relevant knowledge of music industry organisations and their labour relations with an emphasis on preparing you for work within the wider music industry. It will contextualise organisational structures and working relationships within the music industry and critically evaluate the development of current issues in business and management theory and practice informed by leading research and professional practice. You will be involved in critically mapping creative networks and the interplay of wider media and creative industries in the development of leadership roles as they apply in both theory and practice in the music business. You will also examine the different roles and skill sets at work in the wider music industry. This module will be industry facing and supported by theoretical study alongside guided independent study (GIS) in which you will learn to evaluate and explore your own skill sets in order to develop an understanding of career development within the music industry and wider creative industries. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT MANAGEMENT Intellectual Property (IP) and copyright are central to the music industry, where successful management of a firm's IP and copyrights can provide a powerful competitive advantage. IP and copyright can cover works as diverse as songs, master recordings, videos, knowledge, ideas and more. You will gain a firm understanding of the various dimensions of IP and copyright, and the tools and strategies to identify, protect and manage them. You will also explore the international perspective of ownership issues, contracts, licensing and the commercialising of IP, including business and legal issues, domestic and international copyright law, and music industry agreements. LIVE MUSIC MANAGEMENT The module will critically examine the development of the internal live music market, which is now the largest source of revenue in the commercial music market. This module will critically evaluate the historical development of the live music sector from the perspective of the key stakeholders, from artist and bands to record companies and live agents. MUSIC BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PROJECT The Music Business Management Project is recognised by graduates as one of the most rewarding and empowering experiences of the course. You will be supervised by a member of the University faculty, and possibly supported by a music industry representative, to carry out research in an area agreed between yourself and the module leaders and/ or industry professional. The subject must address current music business issues and concerns and should incorporate relevant music business theories, academic research design and critical analysis. The Project builds on the skills and experience you have gained in previous modules, and gives you the opportunity to apply programme knowledge to a major project, adding to the body of professional practice and theoretical literature. MUSIC MARKETING MANAGEMENT Marketing and promotion is essential to the music industry; it sells tickets, recorded music services and products and is a fundamental tool for developing talent. Through this module you will explore a variety of perspectives on marketing management issues including the challenges of developing the artist and their music, identifying potential consumers and fans and marketing and promoting music-related services and products through various media channels including social media. You will focus on expanding an understanding of how music marketing and promotion fits into the contemporary music industry through studying both "best practice" and the concepts and theories inform how industry professional operate. Course-specific entry requirements Applications are considered on the basis of either a combination of formal qualifications and experience, or significant industry experience. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience working in the music industry, an aptitude for music business management and an enthusiasm for learning more about music and related industries. Applicants with formal qualifications should have a minimum of an Upper Second Class undergraduate degree. If English is your second language you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with 6.5 in each element. Associated careers Graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of creative industries, from mobile marketing through to the Arts Council. Many of our graduates are working in the music industry, with companies such as Universal Music Group, iTunes and Spotify. Our international students are working around the globe in music companies, including EMI Holland and PIAS European office, and MTV Brazil. [-]

MA Drama: Practice as Research

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Our distinctive focus at Kent is on theatre as practice, whatever the topic, area, mode and methodology of research, and we encourage postgraduate students to make use of our close links and contacts with local, national and international (especially European) theatre companies, venues, schools and artists, both for... [+]

MA Degrees in Performing Arts. MA Drama: Practice as Research Postgraduate Drama and Theatre studies at Kent has a very strong reputation for research and supervision in contemporary performance processes, applied performance and European theatre. The wide-ranging interests of our international team of leading and emerging researchers (from the UK, Australia, Malta, Greece, Germany and other countries) also include research strengths in Shakespeare, 18th-century theatre, multimedia performance, and in the history of comedy and popular performance. Our distinctive focus at Kent is on theatre as practice, whatever the topic, area, mode and methodology of research, and we encourage postgraduate students to make use of our close links and contacts with local, national and international (especially European) theatre companies, venues, schools and artists, both for research and to encourage professional postgraduate development. Our flagship area of ‘Practice as Research’ has so far attracted a range of researchers and professionals, including the co-directors of Ridiculusmus, performance artist Kazuko Hohki, and many others working in areas from physical theatre to visual performance and cross-disciplinary projects. Course structure The programme is aimed at practitioners who want time to develop and reflect on their work in a supportive and challenging environment. It is also for recent graduates who want either to develop a body of practice or to conduct practice-based research at a higher level. The programme leads through supervision to project planning with practice-based presentations early in the summer term, which are then written up for the final dissertation. Postgraduate resources The School of Arts’ award-winning Jarman Building offers professional standard drama facilities, along with social spaces and a dedicated centre for postgraduate students. Additional facilities across the Canterbury campus include two theatres; the 113-seat Aphra Theatre (a courtyard-type gallery theatre space) and the Lumley Theatre, which is a flexible and adaptable white room space. Drama students also benefit from an additional rehearsal studio, a sound studio, a theatre design suite and an extensively equipped construction workshop. The University’s Templeman Library is well resourced in our subject area and houses special collections of 19th-century manuscripts – playbills, programmes, prints and other theatre ephemera – theatrical biography and the history of the stage in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also has particular strengths as a research resource in English Renaissance drama, Russian and French theatre, and British theatre since 1900. We also house the Jacques Copeau Archive and the British Grotowski collection. Conferences and seminars We have strong links with organisations such as the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) and the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA), and encourage postgraduates to present work within national and international conferences. Also, we run regular research seminars, workshops, and performance-related events led by members of staff, students, and invited experts and practitioners. Entry requirements An upper second-class honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in Arts and Culture: Musicology

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Film and Television - Film Sound Design

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

A sound designer and sound engineer gains a comprehensive knowledge of the practices, means of artistic expression, technical equipment and theoretical concepts in his/her own field. [+]

MA Degrees in Performing Arts. Goal of education Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film Sound Design train artists and professionals to work as sound designers and sound engineers in all areas of film production. The aim of master’s studies is to improve the student’s skills, especially in the area of sound design. The student gains a greater understanding and mastery of the artistic, production and technical content of his/her professional area by means of course modules and practice work that steadily increases in its level of difficulty. A sound designer and sound engineer gains a comprehensive knowledge of the practices, means of artistic expression, technical equipment and theoretical concepts in his/her own field. A key goal of the education is to further develop the student’s talents and personality, impart additional technical and artistic skills and basic knowledge of the field and its history, and develop management skills and a research work skills. Essential skills to be learned are audiovisual dramaturgical and content thinking in cinematic expression, the ability to understand sound and space, management skills, communication and cooperation skills, sound design and managing the dramaturgical concept and technical realisation process for a feature-length film, a deeper knowledge of the traditions and modern trends in his/her field, and the ability to think critically and analytically. After graduating from the master’s programme, a sound designer has a mastery of the overall artistic and technical process of sound design – from preliminary planning to the finished film. During the studies, the student becomes familiar with all phases of recording, sound work and sound design in a feature-length film and artistic and with production cooperation in film and television productions. The goal of the education is to impart a capacity to pursue further studies. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film Sound Design is Finnish. However, part of the courses are taught in English. The degree can be completed in English. Education content Master’s studies in the major in Film Sound Design emphasise the student’s independent effort in forming his/her study path. The focus is on seminars and workshops investigating special features of film sound. The student learns to different theories of film and its sound design and participates in investigative workshops that often form larger course modules. Students learn about sound designer and sound engineer work by means of increasingly demanding exercises. The education is mainly based on practical learning by doing, work in small groups, personal guidance and dialogue-based interaction. The aim of teaching is to support the student in developing his/her personal strengths and artistic vision. The education may contain studies with students from other fields of art. Practice productions provide the opportunity to study sound design and recording practices and practice group work and management skills. Students are encouraged to take minor studies, particularly from teaching offered in the Film Editing and Documentary Film majors and from the courses offered by Sibelius Academy. Career opportunities A graduate from Film Sound Design is able to work in positions of artistic responsibility in feature-length and documentary films. The goal of the education is to provide the preconditions needed for further studies in the field and lifelong learning. Sound engineers and sound designers are mainly employed as freelancers and entrepreneurs in film, television, game, advertising film and other television productions. Titles Sound designers and/or specialisation within the film industry as desired Internationalisation Students are encouraged to complete part of their studies in international exchange programmes or internships. International visiting teachers and students enrich the teaching and help students network. Some film sound design teaching is focused on a deeper understanding and learning related to the profession of sound designer by means of participation in film festivals and international symposiums. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Film and Television, major in Film Sound Design apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. Key admission criteria when selecting students for the major in Film Sound Design are creativity, boldness, originality, imagination, motivation, communication skills, the ability to work in a group, the ability to understand and organise the relationship between sound and image, and the ability for sound thinking in storytelling. Preconditions for having an in-depth understanding of the special characteristics of a film are life experience, education, curiosity, boldness, an open mind and the ability to constantly observe and analyse the surrounding reality. [-]