Preparation in the Current/Future Musical Infrastructure
Through its focus on musical infrastructure, Utrecht University's Master's programme Applied Musicology will equip you with the specific knowledge and skills required to operate as a musicologist within the international music industry. The programme utilises 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 musical life.
Experience from the Professional Field
Our Master's programme 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 the Bachelor's programme 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.
- You will possess a thorough knowledge of the field of musicology and you have an understanding of the latest developments in the 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 programme, you will have the opportunity to actively work on your career development.
This Master's programme 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 expertise in the field of applied musicology.
The Master's programme in Applied Musicology prepares professionals for a range of careers:
- Programmer /Researcher at musical organisations
- 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
Below you find some examples of jobs that require expertise in the field of applied musicology.
- Artistic Coordinator at the Royal Concertgebouw
- Head of the production of the Utrecht Early Music Festival
- Manager of the Mantangi Quartet
- Programme Director of Brava
Students who aim to apply for a PhD position at a Dutch or foreign university may be better off choosing the Research Master in Musicology.
About the School
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