Masters Programs in Performing Arts

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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 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.... [-]


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 in Music

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The MMus programme aims to ensure the students’ ability to excel in today’s professional environment, where musicians must possess exceptional training as both teachers and performers. Specifically, it enhances and develops the students’ personal performance standards; the range of their performance experience; their effectiveness as pedagogues; and their problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Music (MMus, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time and Part-time are both possible. Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The MMus programme aims to ensure the students’ ability to excel in today’s professional environment, where musicians must possess exceptional training as both teachers and performers. Specifically, it enhances and develops the students’ personal performance standards; the range of their performance experience; their effectiveness as pedagogues; and their problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.

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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's Degree In Music

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Arranging

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment USA Wayne

The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vocal performance skills. In addition, William Paterson jazz students have access to high-level, primary source studies available only in the New York area, and to current pedagogical techniques in improvisation and arranging. A deeper level of study arises from the following: added historical and theoretical background (in the Western European tradition, as well as in jazz); primary source research and graduate-level writing opportunities uniquely available in jazz; current technological innovations as they relate to jazz; and application of these issues to pedagogical techniques in higher education and/or public schools. [+]

Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Arranging (MM)

Degree Offered: Master of Music

Concentration: Jazz Studies and Arranging

Campus Location: Main Campus

Application Deadline: February 1 (Fall admission only)

Amo-Augustus KubeyinjeDirector, Graduate Admissions and Enrollment ServicesConnect with us on WhatsApp

Program Description:

The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vocal performance skills. In addition, William Paterson jazz students have access to high-level, primary source studies available only in the New York area, and to current pedagogical techniques in improvisation and arranging. A deeper level of study arises from the following: added historical and theoretical background (in the Western European tradition, as well as in jazz); primary source research and graduate-level writing opportunities uniquely available in jazz; current technological innovations as they relate to jazz; and application of these issues to pedagogical techniques in higher education and/or public schools.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 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 program for highly gifted musicians who seek a career as a professional performer on the international concert stage. [+]

The Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is an advanced degree program 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.

Accreditation and reviews

The joint Master of Music program at Fontys and the Maastricht Academy of Music has been accredited by the NVAO, the organization for accreditation in higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders. The Master of Music leads to the accredited M.Mus. degree. In 2015, the Dutch HBO-Keuzegids Guide selected the Master of Music program at Fontys as the number 1 in the Netherlands.... [-]


Master in Music Science

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2018 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. [+]

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 an 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 in Set Design and Exhibition Spaces

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus or Online Full time Part time 9 months October 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Music

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance. [+]

Master of Music

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance.

The Master of Music (MMus) is designed for students who've already gained an Honours-level qualification in Music. It's an advanced, one-year programme of study. You'll be guided by experts who will supervise you in individual sessions. You'll complete substantial-sized tasks focused on your chosen area of specialty. During this process, you'll develop your skills and expertise, and show an understanding of the content of your work. You'll also develop the attributes you need to work in this field.... [-]


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.... [-]