Master of Arts Degree in Performing Arts in USA

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Performing Arts

The MA degree is primarily for students who want to improve their general mathematics education or to teach.

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.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Master of Art Programs in Performing Arts in USA 2018/2019

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Master in Music (MA)

University of Central Missouri
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years January 2019 USA Warrensburg

UCM offers a Master of Arts degree in music, with emphases in: Conducting, History and Literature, Kodaly, Music Education, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Including a Summer Master’s program involving three summers! [+]

UCM offers a Master of Arts degree in music, with emphases in:

Conducting History and Literature Kodaly Music Education Performance Piano Pedagogy

Including a Summer Master’s program involving three summers!

UCM Graduate Music Degree Results

At UCM, we commit our students to learning by doing. Your coursework and study with UCM professors will develop the following skills:

Explain and interpret musicological context, analytical procedures, and musical literature in primary area of study. Design and produce research (analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data) within area of emphasis. Demonstrate at an advanced level a mastery of technique, musicality, and pedagogical approaches. Assistantships ... [-]

Master in Performance Studies

NYU | Tisch
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA New York

What does it mean 'to perform', and what does performance do? Located in the heart of New York City's vibrant art scene, Performance Studies at NYU is dedicated to the analysis and study of cultural enactments of all kinds, and to understand how they can produce meaningful change. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, cultural studies and other intersectional modes of analysis, with an equally diverse range of research methods, Performance Studies offers graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to explore and think critically about the world-making power of performance in theater, performance art, dance, sound/music, visual and installation art, activism, and online, as well as in the performance of 'everyday life'. [+]

Overview

What does it mean 'to perform', and what does performance do? Located in the heart of New York City's vibrant art scene, Performance Studies at NYU is dedicated to the analysis and study of cultural enactments of all kinds, and to understand how they can produce meaningful change. Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, cultural studies and other intersectional modes of analysis, with an equally diverse range of research methods, Performance Studies offers graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to explore and think critically about the world-making power of performance in theater, performance art, dance, sound/music, visual and installation art, activism, and online, as well as in the performance of 'everyday life'.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Music

Concordia University Chicago
Campus August 2019 USA River Forest

The master of arts in music degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in music to continue their musical education by implementing an integration of studies in music and other supporting areas designed to broaden the student’s experience and knowledge in music and its application to a variety of professional and personal goals. [+]

Overview

The Department of Music at Concordia University Chicago recognizes music as a gift of God and means through which all people can participate more fully in the world around them. The department provides all Concordia students a variety of opportunities to study and perform music, enabling their lifelong growth and involvement in the arts, while enriching the larger community. At the graduate level, the goal of the department of music is to provide a broad-based musical education with an emphasis on church music and/or general music studies.

Program Objectives

The master of arts in music degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in music to continue their musical education by implementing an integration of studies in music and other supporting areas designed to broaden the student’s experience and knowledge in music and its application to a variety of professional and personal goals. Students in the master of arts program at Concordia can improve musical skills, enhance their musical education, and earn an advanced degree that may lead to career advancement or further musical study. While the program has some flexibility to allow students to focus on specific areas of interest, it is not a performance degree or a degree in a specific area of music.... [-]


MA in Music

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years August 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 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. [+]

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.

Northeastern is one of the only universities in the region to offer a degree in pedagogy.

Career Options

The M.A. in Music leads to careers such as a:

teacher/instructor (community college levels) elementary and secondary private studio teacher recording artist performer vocalist studio musician Degree Requirements ... [-]

MA in Communication, Media & Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years August 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 2 more

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level. [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication, Media and Theatre provides an in-depth study of the principles and practices of communication, media, and theatre. The program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, those preparing for positions in higher education or further graduate study, and teachers at the elementary or secondary level.

This graduate program is designed to provide advanced study of communication research and the principles and practices of communication, media and theatre, for teachers of communication at the secondary level, elementary school teachers, candidates for teaching positions in higher education, students interested in positions in business and industry, and as a preparation for further graduate study. All newly admitted students begin coursework in the fall semester.... [-]


MA in Music

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 is strong is Western classical music, African-American music, and World Music (Africa, East and Southeast Asia, and Latin America). [+]

The Tufts University Department of Music has a growing and innovative graduate program and offers a Master of Arts degree in the field. Graduate students in the Music Department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines –composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory–while receiving a focused training in one of them. Advanced course work and thesis research support is strong in Western classical music, African-American music, and World Music (Africa, East and Southeast Asia, and Latin America).

The department’s small size allows you the ability to create a tailored program of study specific to your academic interests and future goals, including interdisciplinary projects that don’t easily fall within traditional lines. The program encourages both the immersion in a chosen field as well as creative thinking across disciplines and exploration of the relationships between music, sound, and culture.... [-]


MA in Theatre Education

Emerson College
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2.5 years September 2019 USA Boston + 1 more

Learn the art of teaching—and the teaching of art—with our Master of Arts in Theatre Education. As one of the largest programs in the country, we’ll prepare you to create both theatre and learning experiences that transform lives and communities. With two tracks of study, Theatre Teacher Education or Theatre and Community, our courses integrate theory and reflective practice and give you the opportunity to develop skills and expand your knowledge in the art of theatre, the principles of teaching and learning in the arts, and the practices of applied drama and theatre. [+]

About the Program

Learn the art of teaching—and the teaching of art—with our Master of Arts in Theatre Education. As one of the largest programs in the country, we’ll prepare you to create both theatre and learning experiences that transform lives and communities. With two tracks of study, Theatre Teacher Education or Theatre and Community, our courses integrate theory and reflective practice and give you the opportunity to develop skills and expand your knowledge in the art of theatre, the principles of teaching and learning in the arts, and the practices of applied drama and theatre. As a part of the program, any student can earn initial licensure in Massachusetts as a theatre teacher for Pre-K through Grade 12. Graduates of our MA in Theatre Education go on to:... [-]


Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Vocal Performance

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Pasadena

The Vocal Performance major focuses on giving vocalists the tools to ‘get to the music’ as full partners with great instrumentalists and producers. The program is form-fitted to the passions of each student and presents them with opportunities to gain feedback from professionals in A&R, recording, film & television and live touring. [+]

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production, and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting.

The Vocal Performance major focuses on giving vocalists the tools to ‘get to the music’ as full partners with great instrumentalists and producers. The program is form-fitted to the passions of each student and presents them with opportunities to gain feedback from professionals in A&R, recording, film & television and live touring. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program.... [-]


Master of Arts in Music

University of Central Arkansas
Campus Full time Part time 31 - 34 hours September 2019 USA Conway + 1 more

Graduate work in music is designed to provide advanced professional training. The Master of Music in Music Education degree program provides advanced study of music teaching in elementary and secondary schools and professional preparation for those who already possess initial certification. Other Master of Music concentrations provide specialized study in performance, conducting, and music theory. Graduate Assistantships are available in all areas and are awarded based on merit. For theory, a score of 75% or better on the UCA music theory entrance exam is required. For performance and conducting areas, an audition with area faculty is required. For conducting and education areas, a taped performance of the applicant’s ensemble is required. [+]

Graduate work in music is designed to provide advanced professional training. The Master of Music in Music Education degree program provides advanced study of music teaching in elementary and secondary schools and professional preparation for those who already possess initial certification. Other Master of Music concentrations provide specialized study in performance, conducting, and music theory. Graduate Assistantships are available in all areas and are awarded based on merit. For theory, a score of 75% or better on the UCA music theory entrance exam is required. For performance and conducting areas, an audition with area faculty is required. For conducting and education areas, a taped performance of the applicant’s ensemble is required.... [-]


M.F.A in Performance and Interactive Media Arts

Brooklyn College CUNY
Campus Full time September 2019 USA New York

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Theatre

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]