Masters Programs in Performing Arts

Compare 58 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 of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Drama Therapy

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program integrates experiential, didactic, and clinical courses to train students to become personally and culturally aware, attuned, and competent drama therapists and psychotherapists. [+]

MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy

For over 30 years, the CIIS Drama Therapy program has been exploring how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential. Our program integrates experiential, didactic, and clinical courses in a carefully paced and sequenced curriculum, to train students to become personally and culturally aware, attuned, and competent drama therapists and psychotherapists.

The Drama Therapy program is one of only several 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. Ours is the only program that offers a path to national licensure (LPCC). ... [-]


MM in Music

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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:... [-]


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.... [-]


M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

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. [+]

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.

The first two semesters form a self-contained Postgraduate Diploma course which provides the necessary musical and technological skills to allow creative individuals to engage in computer-assisted composition and production, apply software tools for the music and New Media industries and/or enter the arena of music-on-screen; production for New Media products.... [-]


Master in Creative Sound and Media Technology

Bath Spa University
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 2 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Dance

The College At Brockport State University Of New York
Campus September 2018 USA Rochester

The 60-credit Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dance performance and choreography provides opportunities to work with national and internationally recognized dance makers, teachers and professionals. [+]

The 60-credit Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dance performance and choreography provides opportunities to work with national and internationally recognized dance makers, teachers and professionals. Recognized as a terminal degree, MFA study at Brockport merges a studio-centered curriculum in dance-making and dance technique, with studies in dance pedagogy, aesthetics, and production.

Upon completion of their degrees, Brockport MFA recipients go on to become college and university faculty; teaching artists; performers and choreographers; and dance administrators and private studio directors. MFA students and faculty establish a unique learning community of committed artists/scholars who are working to develop and sustain their careers and deepen their relationship to dance.... [-]


Master In Aesthetics Of Popular Music

Universidad UNIACC
Online Full time 5 months May 2018 Chile Santiago

The graduate of the Master in Aesthetics of Popular Music Universidad UNIACC is a professional capable of analyzing and carrying out research processes that involve music as an expression of culture and a sign of his time. Knows the technological resources that contemplate both the production and the diffusion of musical work, and links distinctive characteristics of musical styles and genres, to socio-cultural phenomena that aesthetically manifest. [+]

The graduate of the Master in Aesthetics of Popular Music Universidad UNIACC is a professional capable of analyzing and carrying out research processes that involve music as an expression of culture and a sign of his time. Knows the technological resources that contemplate both the production and the diffusion of musical work, and links distinctive characteristics of musical styles and genres, to socio-cultural phenomena that aesthetically manifest. His training includes phenomenological principles of aesthetics, as well as elements of the creation and production of music in a popular orientation, all founded on the theoretical knowledge embodied through practice. He is a professional who identifies the musical syntax, projecting it into the conceptual context that animates this sound expression. It is a space from which -participating in collaborative work relationships and being aware of the procedural and attitudinal commitment involved in it- locates, formulates and plans musical projects, resorting to resources specific to metacognition.... [-]


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 of Music

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

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. [+]

Programme in brief

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.

Content of the programme

The master offers you an intensive two-year programme. The core programme consists of international masterclasses, individual lessons, and lectures on research skills, cultural entrepreneurship, music philosophy and music marketing. Specializations: • Classical music (instrumental/vocal) • Pop (instrumental/vocal) • Jazz (instrumental/vocal) • Musical Theater • Music Theory • Composition/arranging (classical/jazz/pop) • Conducting... [-]


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 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, a 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. 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 art scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and... [-]

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.... [-]


MM in Music, Recorder

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Master's Programme in Music, Recorder aims to further educate musicians that possess a high level of artistic and professional ability. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in different professional capacities. [+]

Programme overview

The Master’s Programme in Music has specialisations in Composition, Guitar, Harpsichord, Jazz Improvisation, Piano, Recorder, Symphony Orchestra Instruments, and Vocal Studies or Vocal and Drama Studies.

The Master’s Programme in Music aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. On completion of the programme, the student will 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. The student will also have developed his/her ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student will have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master of Music – Music Management (MM)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Wayne

The music management concentration provides the student with the entrepreneurial skills to be successful in the contemporary music and entertainment industry. With its connection to New York industry personnel, its objective is to offer the most current information in the classroom and through internships. The music management concentration immerses the music student in the environment of the industry while fostering a clear understanding of the role and needs of managing the artist's revenue streams. Please note that the program is designed primarily for music students who have not earned an undergraduate degree in the music business field. Those graduates who have a music management degree are encouraged to pursue the MBA or a law degree. [+]

Master of Music – Music Management (MM)

The music management concentration provides the student with the entrepreneurial skills to be successful in the contemporary music and entertainment industry. With its connection to New York industry personnel, its objective is to offer the most current information in the classroom and through internships. The music management concentration immerses the music student in the environment of the industry while fostering a clear understanding of the role and needs of managing the artist's revenue streams. Please note that the program is designed primarily for music students who have not earned an undergraduate degree in the music business field. Those graduates who have a music management degree are encouraged to pursue the MBA or a law degree.... [-]