Masters Programs in Performing Arts

Compare 62 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 Drama / Theatre

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2018 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. [+]

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 specialities 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.... [-]


Master in Audio Arts

Syracuse University - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Campus 1 year July 2018 USA Syracuse

The audio arts graduate program is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in four exciting fields. [+]

Perhaps you enjoyed your major as an undergrad, but your experience on the concert committee or campus radio was what got you out of bed every day. Maybe there is a career for you in the music business, the recording or TV studio or in radio. Consider the audio arts master’s degree program at Syracuse University. With one foot in the Newhouse School and the other in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, audio arts is a 14-month master’s level exploration of the world of audio and the business of music.

What is the focus of the program?

The audio arts graduate program is designed to provide the necessary combination of practical training and theoretical study to prepare you for a career in four exciting fields. While completing this 36-credit curriculum, you may choose to focus on:... [-]


Master of Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes two years to complete. [+]

Master of Music

When you have obtained your Bachelor of Music, you may wish to continue your studies and become a ‘Master of Music’. Our Master's degree programme takes two years to complete. The academic programme can be tailored to your individual needs.
To be eligible for admission to the Master's programme, you must hold a music diploma from a recognized institution in the Netherlands (Bachelor of Music) or have attained a comparable level by other means, tailored to the academic programme offered by Conservatorium Maastricht. These programmes are only open to a limited number of participants. Entry is by audition only.


Alliance 
The Master of Music programme is offered by Conservatorium Maastricht and Fontys Conservatorium, Tilburg. These institutions are part of the Fontys and Zuyd University Alliance for Arts Education (Dutch: Alliantie voor de Kunsten Fontys en Zuyd), a joint arts venture between Zuyd University and Fontys University of Professional Education. AdmissionIn accordance with the requirements of all art faculties, you will be required to take an admission examination before a final decision on admission can be made. Apart from General Admission Requirements, you need to comply with Specific Admission Requirements.The Music in Education admission exam consists of the following components:... [-]


Master Dj Producer

DJ Productor
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Madrid

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to learning, get support according to your needs and live a unique experience in a different and modern school. [+]

This multi-module course consists of a 9-month master's degree in which permanent practices are included. It has a personalized method designed so that in addition to learning, get support according to your needs and live a unique experience in a different and modern school. The Master DJ Producer Is a course with professional experts in each of the areas of learning, who will put at your disposal your knowledge and years of experience working with artists and projects of international stature.

This master's degree can be started any month of the year.

DJ Productor, music production school and DJ is the first and only Ableton Certified Training Center in Madrid, with which you will have exclusive support and a specialized study program.... [-]


Masters in Popular Music Performance

Academy of Music & Sound
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Exeter Gateshead Glasgow Southampton + 4 more

In affiliation with the London College of Music and University of West London, this qualification 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. [+]

In affiliation with the London College of Music and University of West London, this qualification 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.

Course Explore in-depth an area of musicianship that interests you Combine practical and academic study with extensive ensemble work and individual tuition Expand and develop your competitive edge Gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas Masters Popular Music Performance

PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO

Consolidate and build on performance skills with a focus on stylistic interpretation, technique and creativity.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Creative Sound and Media Technology

Bath Spa University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

This course is designed for individuals with experience in music technology and related disciplines. You’ll explore the field in more depth, and broaden your experience in interdisciplinary and multimedia work. [+]

Develop your skills in music technology in an experimental and creative environment.*

Flexible and innovative teaching methods, including Distance Learning options.

Designed for musicians, artists and creative technologists from a wide variety of backgrounds.

No genre boundaries – we cover electroacoustic, acousmatic and computer music, electronica and dance music, sound art, audiovisual performance and more.

*Please note, subject to final approval, this course is being replaced by MA Sound, with three pathways:

Sound Arts Sound Design Sound Production

More information will be available shortly. Please email Course Director, Professor Joseph Hyde, j.hyde@bathspa.ac.uk if you have any questions.... [-]


MMus Ethnomusicology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


MMus Popular Music Performance

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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... [-]


Didácticad Master's Degree In Music

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Castellón

It is aimed at graduates higher conservatory who wish to develop a didactic advanced training as professional teachers conservatories. [+]

It is aimed at graduates higher conservatory who wish to develop a didactic advanced training as professional teachers conservatories. The master's program proposed by specific (to interpretation and applied didactics) General materials (didactic, innovative and introduction to research) and provide a complete and integrated training that promotes educational advancement of the teaching of music in their professional levels from its formative aspect, responding from academia, the musical needs of today's society. Thus, the Master in Music Education at the Universitat Jaume I will provide the teacher training established in Articles 96.1 and 100.2 of the Consolidated Organic Law 2/2006 of 3 May, Education text .... [-]


Master in Fine Art - Stage Design (Lighting Design, Set Design and Costume Design)

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The Stage Design program is purposely designed to allow students to either specialize on one area of stage design (set, costume OR lighting design) or to combine disciplines as desired (set AND costume design for example, or set AND lighting design). [+]

The Stage Design program is purposely designed to allow students to either specialise on one area of stage design (set, costume OR lighting design) or to combine disciplines as desired (set AND costume design for example, or set AND lighting design).

The course is designed to complement the existing Master in Fine Art (Playwriting) and the Master in Fine Art (Theatre Directing). Students on all three programs will work together in collaboration, developing a shared understanding of contemporary theatre practice and a collective appreciation of the dedication and commitment required to make innovative performances happen.

In addition to the core classes and workshops, individual and group tuition from The Lir’s Head of Design will be a key feature of the training. In addition, master classes by visiting practitioners will supplement the student experience. Professional placements are a key feature of the program and all students will showcase their work in public productions at the culmination of the course. Students can opt to take this course either part-time (24 months) or full-time (12 months).... [-]


Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Drama Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

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 overtime to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential.

-Renée Emunah, Program Founder/Director... [-]


Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2018 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 PracticeMMus

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. Provisionof specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. We have arange 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. Otherinstruments owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments. TheConcert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music. Asa 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 Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra,... [-]

Master in Musicology: Music, and Cultural Practice in Europe (MusEur)

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

The Master in Musicology: Music and Cultural Practice in Europe (Mus.Eur.) is a full-time, international, two-year program entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. [+]

MUS.EUR., Master in Musicology Cremona: where music lives

Cremona invites students from all over the world to apply to the two-year, first level “Music and Cultural Practice in Europe” Musicology Masters Course A.Y. 2017/2019

Enrolment opens: April 12

The city of Monteverdi, Ingegneri, Ponchielli (and the international capital of violin makers such as Guarnieri, Amati, and Stradivari) offers the possibility to study in a safe, elegant, student-friendly town with centuries-long musical tradition, close to the most prestigious performance venues in Italy. The Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage at Pavia University hosts one of the most important faculty in Italy in the musicological field. The professors’ areas of specialization range from historiography to music theory and philology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies.... [-]