MA Degree in Performing Arts in Europe

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Performing Arts

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

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.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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MA in 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, but one which can help you to progress your career across a wide range of music business disciplines. [+]

MA Programs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017/2018. 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. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules A&R Music Development This module will critically explore the primary relationship with the music industry 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. This module seeks to... [-]

Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The course will encourage you to develop the highest levels of instrumental skill through individual lessons and personalised learning. You will also develop your leadership and musical management skills through the leading of an ensemble, culminating in a performance of challenging original and existing repertoire. [+]

Course Overview The course will encourage you to develop the highest levels of instrumental skill through individual lessons and personalised learning. You will also develop your leadership and musical management skills through the leading of an ensemble, culminating in a performance of challenging original and existing repertoire. On the course, you may select from options that include an investigation of a performance tradition, the use of music in health and wellbeing, and the cultural aspects of music. You will also produce a significant body of work for recital, together with supporting research that underpins and informs your final project. The ICMP’s MMus is aimed primarily at individuals who wish to continue their studies after having distinguished themselves on a degree-level course, or who have acquired comparable industry experience and are committed to attaining even greater mastery of their respective instruments. Course Details You will further the development of your instrumental skills, focusing on your personal relationship to your instrument and the extension of your technical ability, as well as your role as a performer within the context of live and studio environments. This element of the programme is delivered using a variety of modes of study, including one-to-one lessons, ensemble classes and lectures, as well as private and group tutorials; this combination enables a personalised approach to study. Academic and Research Skills You will undertake a significant research project that will lead to the production of a substantial performance and dissertation. You will be challenged to develop a variety of... [-]

MA in Professional Practice Dance Technique Pedagogy

Middlesex University London
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

The MA Professional Practice in Dance Technique Pedagogy is a highly flexible postgraduate qualification designed for newly qualified or experienced dance teachers working in and beyond schools. This is a low residency programme using on-line / distance learning, with the opportunity to visit Middlesex University's London campus. The programme has been developed especially to allow you to continue working, integrating your professional expertise with academic learning. [+]

MA Programs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017/2018. Why study MA Professional Practice Dance Technique Pedagogy at Middlesex? As one of the top universities in the UK for dance, we are recognised worldwide for our high calibre of teaching and innovative research. Our department's student satisfaction rating is one of the best in the UK at 94% (NSS, 2013), with academics who are renowned experts in their fields. It is this level of excellence and pioneering approach to the subject of dance that led us to develop the MA Professional Practice in Dance Technique Pedagogy, the first course of its kind in the UK. Designed to allow you to explore your teaching practice in depth, our course takes dance professionals in the early, middle or later stages of their career and harnesses their experience so that they can evolve their teaching practice with expert guidance from some of the UK's leading dance academics and practitioners. Developed in collaboration with The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), our course begins by reflecting on your prior learning before supporting you to explore a chosen area of dance technique teaching in more depth leading to the development of a major work-based learning project. Delivered part-time through distance learning, we ensure that you are able to develop as a practitioner and maintain your work commitments while you study. Course highlights: - Flexibility to shape your studies around your work commitments, individual needs and interests, so you can pursue your ambitions with structured support... [-]

Master of Arts in Music

KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

English master 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. The programmes are organized so as to facilitate encounters between Dutch-speaking and English-speaking students in informal contexts, in seminars and courses, and even in artistic projects they start up together. There are no differences in curricula, competencies, learning outcomes or organization between the English-language programmes and their Dutch-language counterparts. English-speaking candidates holding a master’s degree in music can also go in for the advanced master ‘soloist contemporary music’. Orientation tests for the master and bridging programmes For access to the master programmes there is an annual selection procedure in spring, and one in summer. Below you will find the information brochure with an application form for the orientation tests. Read through this brochure carefully; you will find descriptions and practical information there as well as the deadlines to observe. Candidates for a master or bridging programme must register first. Upon registration candidates will receive the application form to complete. Each December the information relating to the orientation tests for the next year will also appear here. The learning path coaches will be glad to provide you with... [-]

Master in Music

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 Programs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017/2018. 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... [-]

MA in Acting – Drama Centre London

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

MA Acting is an intensive 45 week conservatoire Actor training course. Eight weeks of the course are spent studying in Moscow. [+]

MA Acting is an intensive 45 week conservatoire Actor training course. Eight weeks of the course are spent studying in Moscow. Skills classes in Voice, Movement, Neutral Mask, Ballet, Period Dance, Speech and Acting underpin a programme embracing the Greeks to Contemporary drama, with particular emphasis on Shakespeare and Chekhov. 5 great reasons to apply You’ll spend 8 weeks at the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute, known as the Vakhtangov Institute, in Moscow - one of the foremost conservatoire Drama schools in Russia. You’ll benefit from the Drama Centre’s distinctive approach, exploring the Stanislavsky system, German Expressionism and the legacy of Rudolph Laban, and improvisation. You’ll engage in active research into the social background of the dramatic text and political awareness will be at the forefront of your work, with emphasis on applying these techniques to the recorded media as well as the stage. You’ll participate in physically and emotionally demanding and intensive programme of classes covering Voice, Movement, Ballet, Speech, Period Dance, Neutral Mask, Acting Technique and Rehearsal. An impressive list of famous performers and a number of world-famous directors have emerged from courses at the Drama Centre London including Paul Bettany, Pierce Brosnan, Simon Callow, Colin Firth, Tara Fitzgerald, Anastasia Hille, Geraldine James and many more. Content and Structure All applicants considered for September 2017 entry will be applying for the newly revalidated version of the course. Further detailed information will be published as it becomes available however the focus of the course remains the same. MA Acting is... [-]

MA in Dance

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Bath

This MA programme focuses on you as both artist and entrepreneur, with a specialist emphasis on site, collaboration, and screen-based practice. You’ll mature as a ‘maker of work’ while gaining an understanding of, and an ability to respond to, trends and opportunities in the workplace. [+]

MA Programs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017/2018. Explore, create and reflect in this flexible MA course, designed to meet your individual interests. Explore and create choreography for live performance and film. Develop skills as a dance maker with other students from around the world. Collaborate with other artists, and learn skills needed to succeed as a professional. This MA programme focuses on you as both artist and entrepreneur, with a specialist emphasis on site, collaboration, and screen-based practice. You’ll mature as a ‘maker of work’ while gaining an understanding of, and an ability to respond to, trends and opportunities in the workplace. We offer a range of creative opportunities to enhance your dance studies, including the University’s careers specialists. Alongside guidance from your tutors, the dance programme has support from a number of high profile Associate Artists and Industry Specialists who’ll enhance your study experience. Overview The course supports a broad range of artistic practice and includes specialisms in screen-based practice, interdisciplinary performance work, and site based performance. We’ll also help you to develop your postgraduate level research skills, which will help you improve your own creative practice. In addition, professional engagement forms a key part of the programme; you’ll gain highly useful skills in business, marketing, and the touring of work. Course structure This MA will take one full year, or two if you choose to study part time. As a full-time student you’ll take two 30 credit modules in term one, two 30 credit modules in term... [-]

MA Music Management and Artist Development

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 [+]

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... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in Stage Design & Fashion Design

University of Arts in Poznań
Campus Full time October 2017 Poland Poznań

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed at conscious and responsible shaping of... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Stage Design & Fashion Design

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed at conscious and responsible shaping of visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment. Stage Design and Fashion Design as specializations refer to creating ‘occasional space’ (theatre, TV studio, exhibitions, shows, spectacles, parades etc.).

Program Stage Design (Scenography)

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios which conduct an  interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed atconscious and responsible shaping of visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment.... [-]


MM in Music, Piano

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Master's Programme in Music, Piano aims to further educate musicians that possess a high level of artistic and professional ability. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in different professional capacities. [+]

Programme overview

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 will 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 will also have developed his/her ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student will have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]


Master of Arts in Film and Television - Film Sound Design

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

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 Programs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017/2018. 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.... [-]

Master in Musicology

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

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... [-]

MA Performance

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Bring your performance ideas to life and create new theatre, dance, live art or stand-up comedy. The stage is yours! [+]

MA Programs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017/2018. Designed by performance makers for performance makers, this course will give you the opportunity to make new theatre, dance, digital and live performance work. You will be guided by of our team of research active, internationally-acclaimed staff who are committed to making performance matter. Whether you are a recent theatre or performance graduate, a professional arts worker, an emerging artist, or work in education, your course will see you learn among a diverse range of performance communities. You will be immersed in an artist-centred learning environment and you will connect with other like-minded people interested in creating performance work. We will give you the skills to expand and reframe your current practices within a supportive community that values practice as research, while giving you the platform to perform your work at national and international festivals. Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment of arts or cultural industries. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview, during which they will be required to present their current interests and practices in the subject area. Candidates based overseas will be supported to undertake this electronically and/or by telephone. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional... [-]

MA in Directing - Berlin

The Met Film - Berlin
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Germany Berlin

The MA Directing course will aim to provide students with practical work relevant skills, with teaching delivered by industry professional tutors. [+]

The MA Directing course will aim to provide students with practical work relevant skills, with teaching delivered by industry professional tutors. The role of the Director demands a range of inventive, technical and leadership skills in the realisation of film and small screen content. The MA Directing course is an intensive practical course that will add depth to the students’ techniques and knowledge, whilst allowing them to regularly produce filmed content with the guidance of industry professional tutors and staff. This MA course is designed to give students a comprehensive grasp of what would be expected of a multi-faceted Director in today’s industry, from managing the technical team, casting and guiding actors and delivering content within their own distinctive vision. Students will be challenged and guided through workshops and on-set training to develop a distinctive directing style. Additional topics covered include the life and work of a director, fundamentals of dramaturgy, the role of improvisation, script analysis and preparation, a survey of directing techniques, breaking down scripts, scene analysis, and the role of the creative team. MA Directing is delivered over three phases. These phases act as key learning blocks, equipping students with the skills they will require to work within today's screen content industries. See below for information on each of the 3 phases of this course. Phase 1 starts with the 'Induction Lab', which is a practical and comprehensive exploration of core filmmaking skills, industry knowledge and creative practice. By the end of this training, students will have... [-]

MA/MFA Creative Producing

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London

Skilled and culturally literate Creative Producers are increasingly in demand in the arts, theatre and entertainment industries as entrepreneurs, fundraisers, project managers, curators and collaborators. [+]

MA Programs in Performing Arts in Europe 2017/2018. MA/MFA Creative Producing Overview Skilled and culturally literate Creative Producers are increasingly in demand in the arts, theatre and entertainment industries as entrepreneurs, fundraisers, project managers, curators and collaborators. These courses offer real world creative producing opportunities within Central’s production calendar and with extensive industry partners, enabling students to build on their existing practice. About the course Central graduates have become successful producers, among them Sir Cameron Mackintosh and David Jubb. Students will undertake masterclasses in producing with key industry leaders and innovators, and take an active role in the organisation of events, productions and projects, underpinned by a solid understanding of the cultural industries, creative producing, and theory and research in the field. Creative producers work with artists to create performances and festivals, run venues and companies, manage projects, raise funds and investment, and negotiate commissions. While learning, students will also gain a career head start by building a vital network of industry and peer contacts. Course Detail These courses are for those with existing theatre or arts practice, who wish to develop relevant knowledge and expertise, creative entrepreneurial and project management skills. Both the MA and MFA have been developed in consultation with leading industry partners to provide a vocational course where students can apply their learning through a diverse range of practical projects. Central is involved in many external collaborative projects, so in addition to its own production activity and commercial theatre connections, its pioneering work in circus and... [-]