Master in Applied Musicology

Utrecht University

Program Description

Master in Applied Musicology

Utrecht University

PREPARATION IN THE CURRENT/ FUTURE MUSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Through its focus on musical infrastructure, Utrecht University's Master's program Applied Musicology will equip you with the specific knowledge and skills required to operate as a musicologist within the international musical industry. The program utilizes reflective training in both current and innovative approaches in musicology, through which you will learn to apply academic musicological skills to the day-to-day challenges in a musical life.

EXPERIENCE FROM THE PROFESSIONAL FIELD

Our Master's program in Applied Musicology was designed in direct dialogue with top institutions within the musical infrastructure in the Netherlands and beyond; it does not discriminate between classical and popular music. The curriculum builds on knowledge and skills gained through Bachelor's program in Musicology, with emphasis on both historical musicology and the relation of music with other media.

As a student, you will receive intensive mentoring while developing research and reflective skills relevant to questions in contemporary music production, programming, financing and participation. You will acquire additional relevant skills (for example journalistic writing skills) through classroom labs as well as coaching by professors and professionals in the field.

AFTER GRADUATION

  • You will possess a thorough knowledge of the field of musicology and you have an understanding of the latest developments in international discourse on musicology.
  • You will be trained in relevant skills by professionals in the field which you can implement in your future professional career.
  • You have developed research and reflective skills and how to apply these in your day-to-day life.
  • You have acquired sophisticated knowledge in your own special interest whether within the field of musicology, and/or an interdisciplinary subject.
  • You will have experience in the professional field learned by a traineeship.

In your program, you will have the opportunity to actively work on your career developement.

This Master's program prepares you for the cultural professional field. You will have developed skills which are required in your future career. It gives you opportunities in both the cultural field and in careers that require an expertise in the field of applied musicology.

POSSIBLE PROSPECTS

The Master's program in Applied Musicology prepares professionals for a range of careers:

  • Programmer /Researcher at musical organizations
  • Editorial Board Member at broadcast institutions
  • Editor in written media
  • Manager of cultural or educational institutions
  • Programmer for festivals
  • Music Supervisor for sound recording or film companies

PROFESSIONAL CAREERS

Below you find some examples of jobs that require an expertise in the field of applied musicology.

  • Artistic Coordinator at the Royal Concertgebouw
  • Head of production of the Utrecht Early Music Festival
  • Manager of the Mantangi Quartet
  • Program Director of Brava

ACADEMIC CAREERS

Students who aim to apply for a PhD position at a Dutch or foreign university may be better off choosing the Research Master’s in Musicology.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 30, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
2,083 EUR
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee 2019-2020): € 2,083. Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee): 2018-19: € 15,575, 2019-20: € 16,600
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Locations
Netherlands - Utrecht, Utrecht
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Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Utrecht, Utrecht
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