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205 Masters Programs in Music

From composition to music technology, performance to academia, broadcasting to theory and critical publications, a Master in Music has a number of practical career applications. Best suited to graduates from an undergraduate program in music or a closely related subject, and Master in Music programs are an option for recent Bachelors grads or working professionals seeking an added competitive edge… Read more

From composition to music technology, performance to academia, broadcasting to theory and critical publications, a Master in Music has a number of practical career applications. Best suited to graduates from an undergraduate program in music or a closely related subject, and Master in Music programs are an option for recent Bachelors grads or working professionals seeking an added competitive edge to their list of credentials. Master in Music programs consist of research seminars, lectures, workshops and talks, and also often culminate with a thesis project.

Lasting one to two years when studying on a full time basis, a Master in Music can also be studied part time or online, sometimes in a distance learning scenario, where students may be requested to visit the campus from time to time for special events or to meet with professors. Depending on the area of concentration and the specific interests of the student, Master of Music programs can vary widely in their academic content. Universities and academic institutions in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Macau, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA, among others, offer Master of Music programs.

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Academy of Music & Sound Online
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs of con ... +

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs of contemporary musicians on a practical, academic and professional basis delivered by highly qualified professionals active in the music industry. -
Master
Full-time
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge, USA

You’re ready to take a deep dive academically and artistically in this two-year Master of Music program. Longy's innovative Catalyst Curriculum pairs musical excellence with a ... +

You’re ready to take a deep dive academically and artistically in this two-year Master of Music program. Longy's innovative Catalyst Curriculum pairs musical excellence with a focus on the skills you’ll need to become a professional musician: the ability to design experiences, produce projects, and engage audiences with exceptional musical encounters. Dedicated career coaching will help guide your studies and prepare you for what comes after graduation. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

Our MA in Music offers advanced training in either musicology or composition. The modular structure allows you to pursue a broad generalist programme or to specialise in a par ... +

Our MA in Music offers advanced training in either musicology or composition. The modular structure allows you to pursue a broad generalist programme or to specialise in a particular area of your choice. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 

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Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

In recognition of a shared interest in Information Technology and a growing awareness of its relevance for music, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Music initiated a M ... +

In recognition of a shared interest in Information Technology and a growing awareness of its relevance for music, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Music initiated a Master programme in Music and Media Technologies in Trinity in 1996. A particular feature of this programme is a balanced approach to musical and technological topics. Musically, a strong emphasis is placed on the development of adaptable compositional skills, while technological topics are addressed from both a hands-on workstation/studio exposure and a fundamental mathematical and scientific basis, which focuses on musically relevant issues. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Lund University
Malmö, Sweden

The Master’s Programme in Music aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. We offer specialisations in Composition, Composition – ... +

The Master’s Programme in Music aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. We offer specialisations in Composition, Composition – Scoring for Film and Media, Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Improvisation, Music Drama – Répétiteur, Piano, Recorder, Symphony Orchestra Instruments, and Vocal Studies or Vocal and Drama Studies. On completion of the programme, the student must 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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Örebro University
Örebro, Sweden

The master's program in musicology is aimed at those of you with a bachelor's degree in musicology, the humanities or social sciences, or related disciplines, who have a buddi ... +

The master's program in musicology is aimed at those of you with a bachelor's degree in musicology, the humanities or social sciences, or related disciplines, who have a budding interest in understanding more about music. The program prepares you for a career in doctoral research on music in academia, but also provides knowledge that can be used in a wide variety of music-related professions. E.g. working with data analysis in the media and music industries or working in the public cultural sector. -
Master
Full-time
120 hours
English
29 Aug 2023
17 Jan 2023
Campus
 
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, USA

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance. The program seeks to provide an op ... +

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance. The program seeks to provide an opportunity for the highest level of musical development and professional training for each student, appropriate for careers in teaching, performance, and composition of music. Conducting majors will undertake a comprehensive study of the literature of their medium, develop advanced insights into the musical ideas and structure of the major works, and refine their conducting and rehearsal skills. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
3is
Paris, France

Our MFA in Recording & Music Production is aimed at international students who are fluent in English and hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in music or sound techniques, ... +

Our MFA in Recording & Music Production is aimed at international students who are fluent in English and hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in music or sound techniques, or in another field but with a keen interest in artistic careers. It trains students to a high level of competence in sound techniques and music or sound projects management: following this training, our graduates have the skills to design, promote and deliver an album, radiophonic, studio, and festival projects and to manage a team of sound technicians. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2022
19 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Mälardalen University
Västerås, Sweden

The Chamber Opera education at Mälardalen University comprises two separate years of full-time study at an advanced level. As a student, you need to apply for both study perio ... +

The Chamber Opera education at Mälardalen University comprises two separate years of full-time study at an advanced level. As a student, you need to apply for both study periods. It is intended for you who have a passion to perform on stage, conveying opera through your singing. If you wish to develop yourself as a singer in this multifaceted art form, this is the perfect course for you! -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
29 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

Students in the MA in Music have the unique opportunity to study broadly across five exciting sub-disciplines--composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory ... +

Students in the MA in Music have the unique opportunity to study broadly across five exciting sub-disciplines--composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory--while receiving a focused training in one of them. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Falmouth University
Penryn, United Kingdom

Ready to shape the future of the music industry? From marketing and publishing to project management, you’ll develop the skills and expertise to work innovatively, ethically a ... +

Ready to shape the future of the music industry? From marketing and publishing to project management, you’ll develop the skills and expertise to work innovatively, ethically and sustainably in the contemporary music business sector. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Awaken the music inside everyone. Your knowledge, experience, and passion can inspire the next generation of artists and performers.

Awaken the music inside everyone. Your knowledge, experience, and passion can inspire the next generation of artists and performers. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Tileyard Education
London, United Kingdom

The MA Commercial Music Producer (Online Blended) is a one year, industry-focused Master of Arts Degree, delivered via a combination of online interactive media and face-to-fa ... +

The MA Commercial Music Producer (Online Blended) is a one year, industry-focused Master of Arts Degree, delivered via a combination of online interactive media and face-to-face delivery and is designed for the technically proficient, aspiring or established commercial producer seeking a more flexible approach to a work study balance. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Jan 2023
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg, Netherlands

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as ... +

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree programme for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists. -
Master
Full-time
24 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
National University of Singapore
Singapore

The Master of Music Leadership (MMusL) is a graduate coursework programme with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation. The MMusL programme equips graduates to keep pac ... +

The Master of Music Leadership (MMusL) is a graduate coursework programme with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation. The MMusL programme equips graduates to keep pace with the changes wrought by rapid technological development, digitialisation of the music profession and the societal need for inter- and cross-disciplinary competences and collaboration. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2023
Campus