Masters Programs in Performing Arts

Compare 75 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 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. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

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.... [-]

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

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Pavia Milan + 1 more

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

MUSEUR, 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. The Walter Stauffer Foundation awards 3 scholarships to cover for the registration fees during the first year. Call for application and registration progress: http://www.unipv.eu/site/home/didattica/post-laurea/master/master-i-livello/articolo13514.html Deadline: June 30 The University of Pavia, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Italy, will activate for A.Y. 2017/2019 the Musicology Masters program “Music and Cultural Practice in Europe”. It is a full-time, international, two-year program, entirely taught in English and designed for students from all over the world. The hosting institution is the Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage at Pavia University located in Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s native city, only a few kilometers from Busseto, Giuseppe Verdi’s one. The masters program, distributed over 4 semesters (3 for coursework and 1 for workshops, internship and thesis), addresses European musical culture, from... [-]

Master of Music in Music Education

European University Cyprus
Campus or Online Full time 18 months September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

The Master of Music program in ‘Music Education’ provides candidates with a comprehensive study of the theory, latest research and skills that shape this specialization as well as the capacity to explore the broader significance of Music Education within the contemporary social context. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. The Master of Music program in ‘Music Education’ provides candidates with a comprehensive study of the theory, latest research and skills that shape this specialization as well as the capacity to explore the broader significance of Music Education within the contemporary social context. Objectives & Outcomes General Objectives The program aims to: Offer a broad and comprehensive graduate program in Music Education. Provide students with extensive and diverse knowledge, skills, experiences and attitudes in the area of Music Education. Create the conditions for students to participate in and develop musical and pedagogical activities of the highest level, within a range of contemporary educational settings. Enable students to develop critical thinking and participate in research projects related to the teaching and learning of music, both within and outside of the school environment, at a national and international level and combining a range of formal and informal teaching strategies. Enable students to develop expertise in research in the area of Music Education. Specific Objectives The program aims to: Prepare students for effective and successful teaching and diverse artistic engagement as teachers and leaders in public and private schools, conservatories and organizations. Develop and enhance student knowledge and skills required to conduct, study and critically evaluate research in Music Education, hence allowing them to vigorously act upon their role as renowned music educators both in Cyprus and abroad. Prepare music educators who will act creatively and productively with their students and colleagues. Endow students with knowledge, attitudes and skills... [-]

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. [+]

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 international experts. Our students... [-]

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 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. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. 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) Program Description: The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in 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. Program Features Over 20 ensembles perform each semester-duos, trios, quintets, sextets, Big Band, Latin Band, Repertory Band, Vocal Workshop, Vocal Lab. Focus on improvisation, as well as repertoire, group performance techniques. WP Jazz Faculty - Veteran New York musicians with international reputations as performers, recording artists, arrangers and conductors in residence-accessible and dedicated to teaching. Small Jazz Program Size - Twenty graduate students are given many opportunities for one-on-one interaction. Performance Opportunities - Jazz majors perform in four weekly ensemble rehearsals. Student groups are featured as opening for professional jazz artists on William Paterson's renowned Jazz Room Concert Series, on the University's Midday Recital Series,... [-]

Master in Sound and Music Computing

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

Sound and music computing is an interdisciplinary field encompassing the entire sound communication process, from the creation and generation of sounds to their transmission and perception. Using a variety of scientific, technological and artistic methodologies and computational approaches, it examines how we understand, model and generate sound and music. It covers a wide range of basic academic subjects in fields such as music (composition... [+]

Master in Sound and Music Computing Sound and music computing is an interdisciplinary field encompassing the entire sound communication process, from the creation and generation of sounds to their transmission and perception. Using a variety of scientific, technological and artistic methodologies and computational approaches, it examines how we understand, model and generate sound and music. It covers a wide range of basic academic subjects in fields such as music (composition, performance, musicology), physics (acoustics), engineering (signal processing, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, electronics) and psychology (psychoacoustics, experimental psychology, neuroscience). Current areas of application include musical instruments, music production, music information retrieval, digital music libraries, interactive multimedia systems, and auditory interfaces. The UPF's master's programme in Sound and Music Computing focuses on the more technological aspects of the field. Objectives This master's programme aims to train the researchers and professionals who shape sound and music computing in today's information society. Combining practice and theory in a variety of areas, such as computational models, audio engineering, perception, cognition and interactive systems, the programme offers the necessary scientific and technological background to pursue a successful career. More specifically, the programme gives students the skills they need in both the most advanced technologies for the analysis, synthesis, transformation and production of sound and music and the main technologies and processes that support sound and music creation. Who is it for? The master's programme in Sound and Music Computing is aimed at students with a technical background who have some knowledge of music and seek to... [-]

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... [-]


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... [-]

MASTER IN FINE ART - THEATRE DIRECTING

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

This programme is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. This programme is tailored to provide talented individuals with the necessary skills to pursue a career in the professional theatre and related industries. In addition to the core classes and workshops, individual and group tuition from The Lir’s Head of Directing 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 programme and all students will showcase their work in public performances at the culmination of the course. Students can opt to take this course either part-time (24 months) or full-time (12 months). Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two terms. The final module (Module 5) will be taught in the third term and subsequent summer months (for full-time students) or in the second year of the course (for part-time students) and will culminate with a professional production staged in one of The Lir’s performance studios. Term Three will be supplemented by an ongoing series of master classes from professional directors and theatre makers. On completion of this postgraduate degree, you will qualify and graduate from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin Application Details THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ENTRY IN 2017 HAS NOW OPENED. In addition to the information required on the online form, you are also required to upload a copy of each of the following: a) a letter that outlines the applicant’s theatre education and highlights the applicant’s theatre... [-]

Master in Specialized Higher Musical Education

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

Department of Higher and Specialized Musical Education [+]

Department of Higher and Specialized Musical Education The proposed options by the Department of Higher and Specialized Musical Education are as follows: Musical instrument Occidental Classical Singing Arabic singing Musical composition Solfeggio / Dictation This Department is intended for students of the School of Music who have their baccalaureate, have reached the ¾ of the instrument or singing program, and want to perfect the domain of performance and interpretation. At the end of their studies, students will be awarded a Bachelor, Master or Doctorate in Specialized Higher Musical Education under one of the following specializations: Musical Instrument, Occidental Classical Singing, Arabic Singing, Musical Composition, Solfeggio / Dictation. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. 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... [-]

Didácticad Master's Degree In Music

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 . Coordination: Amparo Porta Navarro. Education deparment. UJI. Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits Duration: one academic year (October 2017 / June 2018) Mode: (October 2017 / June 2018) Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credit) [-]

Master in Performing Arts Management

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Within the next decade, the emirate of Abu Dhabi is poised to emerge as an important cultural city with plans of creating an artistic legacy in the region. [+]

Masters in Performing Arts. 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... [-]