Masters Programs in Performing Arts

Compare 71 Masters Programs in Performing Arts

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts have been around throughout history. Even in ancient cultures there was a demand for individuals who could entertain others. In some cases, these culturally important disciplines still exist today, providing virtually the same level of entertainment and social commentary they did then. Students who have already completed a Master Degree in Performing Arts will likely want to continue their studies to learn more in-depth information and skills in their specific area of focus

What Is Performing Arts as a Discipline?

As a discipline, the Performing Arts focuses specifically on areas that require demonstrations in some way. For example, this may include music, dance, and theater. As an Arts program, the focus of these educational courses is to provide insight into more intellectual components. Unlike Science degrees which focus on facts and formulas, Arts disciplines offer more creativity and inspirational education and concepts. Nevertheless, these focuses are still very important to everyday life. In the areas of Performing Arts, people are generally exposed to it on a daily basis in one or more areas.

What Are the Benefits of Taking a Degree in Performing Arts?

Enrolling in a Masters Degree in the Performing Arts focuses on providing education at a higher level with more in-depth information being shared. After completion of a Bachelor's Degree in this area, many students begin to work in the field. By taking master's level education on, students are able to learn more and become experts in their chosen field. This allows for better job availability and numerous potential advancements in current careers.

What Are the Types of Performing Arts Disciplines?

There are many types of disciplines in the field of Performing Arts. This includes music, such as everything from music education to orchestra. Oral literature is another field, which includes storytelling and public speaking. Dance is an area that focuses on choreography and dance notion. Film includes animation, live action, and film theory. And theatre offers a focus on acting, directing, history, and much more.

Performing Arts Degree Online

Enrolling in a Performing Arts degree online works well in many disciplines, especially at the Master's Degree level. In these areas, the programs provide more in-depth education and the student can enroll in a program that's available to them from schools located around the world. Additionally, like all online education, this helps the individual to study at his or her own pace at home.

What Are the Career Opportunities When Taking a Performing Arts Degree?

There are many career choices for people who have a Master in Performing Arts. Some may work in music, either in the development or performance of it. Others will teach children and young adults music education. Those who work in dance and theater may end up in plays and musicals.

 

There are many opportunities for advanced studies in the area of Performing Arts. By completing these degrees, students are able to more fully understand the opportunities available to them.

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Master in Production Design

American Film Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles

Attracting artists from architecture, interior design, scenic design, theater arts and other related fields, the Production Design curriculum focuses on the creative process of visually and physically developing an environment that becomes an essential component of the storytelling process. Production Designers must possess a keen understanding of the story in order to create a believable and realistic world on screen. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. Attracting artists from architecture, interior design, scenic design, theater arts and other related fields, the Production Design curriculum focuses on the creative process of visually and physically developing an environment that becomes an essential component of the storytelling process. Production Designers must possess a keen understanding of the story in order to create a believable and realistic world on screen. First year Fellows collaborate on at least three produced narrative projects, learning to transform designs into reality on a soundstage or location, while adhering to restricted budgets. Fellows develop design skills through classes, workshops and practical set construction, focusing the first year on traditional design methods to express their ideas. Digital design tools and techniques are integral to the curriculum and are the focus of the second year. Second year Fellows design an entire thesis production, while completing an independent design project for their portfolio. The curriculum also includes special workshops on set illustration, drafting, model building, budgeting, color theory and the latest digital design. These courses help Production Design Fellows learn to communicate their visions to their AFI production teams, as well as to future professional colleagues. First Year Curriculum PRN 510: Introduction to Cycle Production – Boot Camp PRN 511: Cycle Production I PRN 512: Cycle Production II & III PRN 521 & 522: Narrative Workshop and Analysis DES 511 & 512: Production Design Workshop: Cycle Mentorship DES 521: The Art and Craft of Production Design: Design II DES 522: The Art and Craft... [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Music Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Music Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives 1. Preparing the education system managers with a deeper knowledge in Music and Music Pedagogy and didactics. 2. To analyze the philosophical, sociological and psychological dimensions of education and understand their importance for effective teaching and learning in Music. 3. To acquire specialized knowledge, methods and approaches that will help them innovate in the field of music and their teaching. 4. Acquire skills to manage practical aspects of the teaching of music and design educational interventions for effective solution of problems in various contexts. 5. Select and produce teaching materials... [-]

Master's Degree In Music

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master of Music aims to train musicians to develop an independent and professional career high level of artistic requirement, either solo, or incorporated in institutions or groups. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. PRESENTATION The Master of Music It aims to train musicians to develop an independent and professional career high level of artistic requirement, either solo, or incorporated in institutions or groups; develop research capacities and cravings for the renewal of repertoires at national and international level; promote relations between performer and composer; promote research according to international standards and practices; allow the acquisition of specific skills for access to higher education and training of 3rd cycle. Area of ​​specialization: Composition and Interpretation and specific formations: accordion; Tuba; euphonium; Corner; Transverse flute; Oboe; Clarinet; Bassoon; Organ; carnation; trumpet; Trombone; horn; Guitar; Portuguese guitar; Percussion; Piano; Saxophone; Violin; Viola; Cello; Contrabass; Jazz: Voice; Flute; Clarinet; trumpet; Saxophone; Trombone; Guitar; Piano; Vibraphone; Contrabass; Eletric bass; Drums. Careers composers; Musicians solo performers; orchestra musicians; bands or other grouping had. Prepare for a career in higher education, university or polytechnic in Portugal or abroad. [-]

Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. [+]

Composition and Creative Practice MMus The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. It aims to provide training in a range of approaches, introducing tools and techniques relevant to today’s music making, and encouraging exploration, innovation and experimentation. Why this programme Students undertake a major portfolio of creative practice with an accompanying critical commentary, preparing them for compositional and musical careers. Students have the opportunity of a placement with a musical or arts organisation, when available, and up-to-date research skills provision in digital arts. We offer the opportunity to have your work performed by a professional ensemble, including an annual showcase of postgraduate work SoundThought. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab, and practice rooms.  Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. We have a range of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, an 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords. Other instruments owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments.  The Concert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music.  As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary arts scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony... [-]

MMus Popular Music Performance

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills. [+]

MMus Popular Music PerformanceOur postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills.You can also benefit from London College of Music’s (LCM) weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the LCM Sinfonia, LCM Big Band, LCM Choir, and LCM Glee Choir, which students are able to participate in. Course detailThe course teaching programme runs throughout each calendar year.The MMus in Popular Music Performance addresses the practical, academic and professional needs of contemporary musicians, and we welcome students from all genres. This is a Level 7 postgraduate programme for performers of advanced ability.To study on this course you should be an accomplished performer, and an inquisitive and flexible musician with clear research interests relating to performance. Our students come from classical, jazz and pop backgrounds, and will typically hold an undergraduate qualification in Music, such as a BA (Hons) with Performance, or a BMus (Hons) in Performance.The MMus course develops your musical performance at an advanced level. You will benefit as a performer – not only from the expertise of our instrumental teaching staff, who are all internationally acclaimed, but also from playing with, and learning from, each other in workshops and masterclasses, and participating in the lively musical environment that LCM provides. We place particular emphasis... [-]


MM in Music

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Binghamton

Binghamton University’s nationally accredited Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and the Master of Music in Opera degree programs. The former is best suited for music professionals and educators with various concentrations. [+]

MM in Music Binghamton University’s nationally accredited Department of Music offers the Master of Music (MM) and the Master of Music in Opera degree programs. The former is best suited for music professionals and educators with various concentrations. The latter trains young artists for a career in opera. The Tri-Cities Opera provides the opera students with a professional resident artist program, allowing for immense growth in personal, professional and creative endeavors through performing with TCO. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early for a limited number of assistantships, scholarships and awards. Our Master of Music program consists of five concentrations: Composition Conducting History and Literature Instrumental Performance Vocal Performance There is also a separate Opera track for those who seek special focus on the theatrical opportunities of music. Whichever path you pursue, we have over thirty experienced faculty to illuminate the subject and open you up to new experiences. We have a symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, and jazz ensemble, as well as three choral groups and an African Dance/drumming ensemble. The graduate music program is small; students receive personal attention from faculty and quality performance opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to perform in major opera houses around the world. Degrees Offered MM in Music After You Graduate Alumni of Binghamton have gone onto various careers as musical educators at a university level, secondary level, or in freelance coaching. Others perform in a number of venues and contexts, or have proceeded to further graduate study. Besides TCO, our instrumental and... [-]

Master of Music, Performer or Conductor

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. The content of the programme adequately correspond the most recent advances in science, art and technology. Students are acquainted with the theory and practice of creative activities, improvisation, artistic project management, art marketing, and research methodology. Students are free to choose composers from various eras (including the latest) and nationalities for their final examinations and the final project. Graduate students are encouraged to pursue the most modern forms of performance, which helps them integrate into and position themselves within the context of the contemporary art scene. It must be also noted that master classes are led by the most regarded virtuosos in their fields and numerous visiting professors. It truly improves the students’ familiarity with the latest and the most unique artistic developments. The lecturing pedagogues are active and acknowledged artists with national and international acclaim. They are members of various associations and bring a high level of competence. The professional competence is an important factor in fulfilling the purpose of the programme. Some of the lecturers belong to international organizations which are related to their professional or organizational activities. Specializations: Accordion, Jazz-Singing, Piano, Piano - Accompaniment, Scenic Genres Singing, String Instruments (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – String Instrument (Violin, Guitar), Chamber – Winds Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet), Wind Instrument (Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet). Feedback of lecturers and students “Music Academy of Vytautas Magnus University is a full-fledged member of the European Association of conservatoires, is active in other international organizations. Music Academy degree programmes are accredited by... [-]

Master in Performing Arts Management

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The two-year Master’s in Performing Arts Management prepares students for global careers in the exciting and lucrative industry of Performing Arts. Performing arts is an integral component and valued in every society and requires talented professionals to develop, nurture and enrich this field. The programme’s objective is for graduates to work towards aligning various resources to form, support and enhance cultural organisations and activities. [+]

Overview The two-year Master’s in Performing Arts Management prepares students for global careers in the exciting and lucrative industry of Performing Arts. Performing Arts is a favourable career choice that elevates understanding of cultures, enriches society, and sustains the legacy of nations. Through methodological and intellectual support of western and regional teachings, students will learn strategic issues vital to cultural aspects in the region and beyond. By learning the technical applications, professional demands and quality and pace of artist and venue management, students will become effective advocates of performing arts. Students will expand their understanding about the identity of music and performing arts specific to the region. By cross-promoting the best of both worlds, students will learn to highlight regional contributions to the west and adapt western forms of live performances as well as create synergies with other visual arts forms such as cinema and video. Our faculty is composed of distinguished professors and external working professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim and impart a thorough knowledge of innovative and contemporary approaches in performing arts and venue management. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. Networking Each class will have a reduced number of students from different countries. A strict entry selection procedure will guarantee the quality of the... [-]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Drama Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three master's programs in the United States both regionally accredited and approved by the North American Drama Therapy Association, and is one of only a handful of such programs in the world. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy Freedom and possibility are two key words that begin to describe the essence of drama therapy. Life is finite; there are only so many experiences we can have. But in drama, the opportunities and options are endless, enabling us to dive more deeply into the richness of life. And when the dramas are authentic and "real," they have the power to affect, and even alter, our real lives profoundly. For the past thirty years, we have been investigating how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential. -Renée Emunah, Program Founder/Director The program allowed me to tap into the limitless storehouse of compassion, imagination, play, and resiliency inside of me and helped me channel all that into my fullest potential as a therapist and human being. It was an all-encompassing and transformative experience. As a storyteller, scholar, and now clinician, the impacts of the Drama Therapy program at CIIS will continue to serve me professionally and reverberate through me and those with whom I come into contact. -Aileen Cho, Program Alumna, MA (2012) One of my most life changing experiences! The Drama Therapy program at CIIS gave me the personal and clinical resources I needed to become a skilled therapist, while remaining in touch with my artist self. -Dorothy Lemoult, Program Alumna, MA (2011) The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three... [-]

Master of Music (MMus)

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008. The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof. [+]

The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008. The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof. The School of Visual and Performing Arts currently houses three departments including: Music and Dance, Theatre Arts and Film Technology and Fine Art and Design. Master of Music (MMus) Master of Music (MMus) degree will be offered in Musical Performance,African Music and Musicology by course work, examination and project. Course Regulations The Master of Music will cover a minimum of two years. In the first year of study, candidates will take eight core units including one compulsory School of Visual and Performing Arts unit, and two electives. In the second year, they will take four elective in the first semester and prepere a recital and dissertation in the second semester. The composition dissertation will investigate a compositional problem that the candidate will have identified, accompanied by a creative work in which the the issues discussed in the dissertation are presented. Examinations All units shall be examined at the end of the semster in which they are taken. The examination pass mark in each unit shall be 50% of the total mark. Each unit shall be assessed out of 100%.Continuous Assessment Tests shall contribute 40% and the University Examination 60% of the total marks. Where a... [-]

Master in Drama / Theatre

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

To many, the United Kingdom is the birthplace of modern theatre and the mecca for anyone who wishes to study drama. With its rich history of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Stoppard, Coward and more, the UK is often seen as the place to not only visit the theatre, but also to study and explore as a student. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. To many, the United Kingdom is the birthplace of modern theatre and the mecca for anyone who wishes to study drama. With its rich history of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Stoppard, Coward and more, the UK is often seen as the place to not only visit the theatre, but also to study and explore as a student. The UK’s emphasis on and continued support for the theatre makes it an ideal place for aspiring drama and theatre students to pursue their studies, at both the undergrad and postgrad level. Undergrad students can expect to be plunged right into the heart of theatre from day one. As UK undergrad degrees are far more focused and specialized, most students will experience acting on a regular basis and be given far more responsibility and roles as an undergrad than they would have at a US institution. In terms of technical and behind-the-scenes theatre, students will be given hands-on training much faster than they would as an undergrad in the states. Many UG Drama or Theatre courses offer an array of specialties such as acting, directing, or even studying plays themselves from an English degree. Two of our partner universities, the University of Leeds and Oxford Brookes University, offer sandwich courses which adds an additional year of study involving full-time work placement right in the theatre industry, often with playhouses or studios. We currently have 16 partner universities that offer Drama and Theatre courses at the post-grad or MA level of study:... [-]

Master in Set Design and Exhibition Spaces

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus or Online Full time Part time 9 months October 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The Master of Scenography Design conveys to students the ability to visually and verbally structure a range of spaces, expanding the meaning of stage design, taking it to interior spaces, exhibition spaces, stands and temporary architecture, TV and, of course, live performances. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The design and resolution of a stage space requires, as well as creative concepts and techniques, a range of multidisciplinary notions that help materialise the space. Stage design, along with lighting, wardrobe design, sound space, movement, etc., configures the visual and sensitive language proposed in a stage proposal, producing a consistent project that arouses the desired reaction in the audience. The Master of Scenography Design conveys to students the ability to visually and verbally structure a range of spaces, expanding the meaning of stage design, taking it to interior spaces, exhibition spaces, stands and temporary architecture, TV and, of course, live performances. Professional opportunities: with this master you can be a theatre stage designer, cinema, advertising and television art director, designer of facilities and events, costume designer and freelance. ... [-]

Master in Music Science

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

Music Science includes the history, theoretical and other areas of music. The development of music science in Azerbaijan can be attributed to two major periods: XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries, XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries have an important place in the development of music theoretical subjects of Azerbaijan. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. Master in Music Science Music Science includes the history, theoretical and other areas of music. The development of music science in Azerbaijan can be attributed to two major periods: XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries, XIII-XV and XIX-XX centuries have an important place in the development of music theoretical subjects of Azerbaijan. The chair of Music Science and methods was established in 2002-2003. The chair consists of a assistant-professor, 5 senior teachers, two teachers, a senior laboratory-assistant and a demonstrator. The subjects taught in the chair are: Harmony Solfege Music History The history of music of Eastern nations Nakhchivan music culture The bases of Azerbaijan folk music The creativity of Azerbaijan folk music Modern music Music criticism Archives and bibliography experience The history of performing arts Special pedagogic preparation Specialty Music and its teaching methods [-]

Master of Music

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Richmond

EKU's graduate music program is designed for musicians and music educators that are seeking to further their musical skills, enhance their pedagogical and theoretical knowledge, and apply their learning to the art of music making and music teaching. [+]

Degree Options: Instrumental Conducting Choral Conducting Music Education Theory/Composition Music Performance Who Would be Interested in This Program? EKU's graduate music program is designed for musicians and music educators that are seeking to further their musical skills, enhance their pedagogical and theoretical knowledge, and apply their learning to the art of music making and music teaching. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Individuals interested in the MM program must apply and be admitted to the graduate school as well as the EKU Department of Music. All Master of Music candidates are required to complete the Music Theory and Music History Entrance Exams as part of the application process. In addition, applicants seeking degrees with an emphasis in conducting or performance will need to arrange an audition with the appropriate faculty specialist. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Recent graduates of EKU's music program are employed in a variety of positions within the field of music. EKU graduates hold positions teaching and conducting music in public and private schools, including P-12 and higher education settings. Employment within the field of music industry, including positions with major music manufacturers and musical organizations. EKU graduates can be found performing in professional symphonies and military bands throughout the country. [-]

MMus Ethnomusicology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. MMus Ethnomusicology Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent), usually in Music Start of programme: September intake only Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time Theoretical and practical grounding in the discipline of ethnomusicology, as well as the opportunity to develop performance and ethnographic skills, regional expertise, and a deeper understanding of global music – just some of what you can expect to develop on the MMus Ethnomusicology. This programme is tailored for musicians and musicologists, anthropologists, teachers and composers, as well as those dedicated to developing an in-depth knowledge of a specific music tradition. You will study with the largest and most influential team of ethnomusicologists in the UK, who are experts in the musical traditions of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Jewish world. You will be part of a thriving culture of performance, research and active engagement with music around the globe. The programme will suit those looking for a springboard into further research or employment in a range of music-related fields including journalism, industry, NGOs and education, and often serves as a conversion route for those trained predominantly in western music traditions. Structure The MMus programme involves taking three courses and writing a 11,000-word dissertation. In addition to these formal elements, students are expected to attend regular postgraduate and public seminars and may also participate in performance ensemble classes and other activities.... [-]