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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

The field of performing arts is a blanket term for all forms of performance, including dance, theater and music. Studies include academic pursuits, such as histories and theories, as well as technical training in a variety of performance styles.

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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Drama Therapy

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

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

Best Part time Masters in Performing Arts 2017. MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy Freedom and possibility are two key words that begin to describe the essence of drama therapy. Life is finite; there are only so many experiences we can have. But in drama, the opportunities and options are endless, enabling us to dive more deeply into the richness of life. And when the dramas are authentic and "real," they have the power to affect, and even alter, our real lives profoundly. For the past thirty years, we have been investigating how therapeutically adapted dramatic processes work over time to heal wounds, facilitate lasting change, and help people reach their highest potential. -Renée Emunah, Program Founder/Director The program allowed me to tap into the limitless storehouse of compassion, imagination, play, and resiliency inside of me and helped me channel all that into my fullest potential as a therapist and human being. It was an all-encompassing and transformative experience. As a storyteller, scholar, and now clinician, the impacts of the Drama Therapy program at CIIS will continue to serve me professionally and reverberate through me and those with whom I come into contact. -Aileen Cho, Program Alumna, MA (2012) One of my most life changing experiences! The Drama Therapy program at CIIS gave me the personal and clinical resources I needed to become a skilled therapist, while remaining in touch with my artist self. -Dorothy Lemoult, Program Alumna, MA (2011) The CIIS Drama Therapy program is one of only three master'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. CIIS is internationally recognized as housing one of the world's most highly developed and rigorous training programs for drama therapists. FOR FALL 2016 ADMISSION THE APPLICATION DEADLINE WILL BE IN JANUARY 15, 2016 Admission opens November 15th, 2015. All application materials need to be submitted by January 15th, 2016. Interviews will take place in late February and early March, 2016. About the Program The Drama Therapy Program at CIIS is one of the only master 's level programs accredited in the field nationwide. Our aim is to take students on a challenging and compelling personal and intellectual journey toward deeper levels of understanding and developing competence in drama therapy. Our commitment is to provide a serious, multilayered training in using this potent medium ethically, respectfully, and skillfully. Faculty and students delve into the complexities, subtleties, and possibilities of drama therapy. Coursework is sequenced and progressive. Theoretical, practical/clinical, and experiential formats are incorporated. Small, action-oriented classes within a cohort model support students' personal development and a sense of community. While many people come to our program already personally familiar with the transformative power of drama, even the first semester of the program reveals new dimensions to the field and gives a glimpse of the vast range of exploration ahead. An integral part of the program is on-site clinical training and supervision at a wide range of possible placement sites. Interns receive individual weekly supervision on-site by a licensed clinician, as well as small-group supervision at CIIS with a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT). In their final semester of the program, students take an Integrative Seminar which supports the development of a capstone project. This final project may be a theoretical article, a live, self-revelatory (therapeutic) theater performance, or a DVD documenting a drama therapy treatment process. All formats are presented publicly to a community of peers, family, and friends, leading to a sense of culminating achievement in the program. CIIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The program follows the academic guidelines set forth by the North American Drama Therapy Association and meets academic requirements for registry as a drama therapist (RDT). The program also fulfills academic requirements for Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT*) licensure in the state of California. Coursework preparing for licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) is also available. *Please note that in order to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, you must also complete 3,000 hours of internship in addition to your educational requirements. You will graduate from our program with between 700 and 1,000 hours that will count toward licensure. Apply to the Drama Therapy Program We seek (and seem to attract!) creative, motivated, mature students who have already demonstrated a strong interest in the integration of theater and therapy. Integrity, introspection, and dedication are all essential attributes. Our students come to the program from around the world. Applicants must have a background in drama/theater and a minimum of two undergraduate psychology courses. Volunteer or paid work experience in human services is strongly recommended. Diversity We encourage and embrace diversity in our program, and place a high value on having students from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds; other representations of diversity (including age range) are also important to us. We look at each applicant holistically, and if you feel passionate about this field, we welcome your application. Admission Requirements THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE FALL SEMESTER IS JANUARY 15. Admission is for the Fall semester only. Those applicants who are selected to interview will be invited to San Francisco for interviews that are held in late February to early March. Admissions Application Non-refundable $65 Application Fee Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or BFA) from an accredited college or university. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes. Autobiographical Statement: A five to seven page (12 pt font, double-spaced) introspective essay in which you reflect on significant childhood and adult life experiences that have affected your personal development. Goal Statement: A one page (12 pt font, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional interests, goals or passions. Two Letters of Recommendation: From academic advisors, professors or professional supervisors. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address. Resume/Outline: A one to two page outline listing your background/experience (if any) in: (1) theater (2) psychology (3) human services work, and (4) creative arts therapy. Academic Prerequisites: Two undergraduate psychology courses from an accredited college or university are required. They may be in progress during the application process. Interview: Individual and group interviews by invitation from the admissions committee. International students and individuals who have studied at institutions outside the US and Canada may have additional requirements. [-]

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 Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Stage Design programme 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 Stage Design programme 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 programmes 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 programme 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). Full-time and part-time students will take three concurrent modules in the first two terms. The final module (Production Design) 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. Students on the Master in Fine Art (Stage Design) will take two compulsory modules and choose two of four elective modules. 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 stage design experience to date. b) A ‘statement of purpose’ that refers to the applicants ambitions in terms of stage design. c) A résumé (CV) d) A portfolio of your work e) Two references/testimonials from those familiar with your work and/or third level education f) personal statement with a financial plan which indicates clearly how you intend to finance yourself if successful in gaining a place on the course. Compulsory Modules: Contemporary Theatre Practice This compulsory module will introduce students to a range of contemporary theatre practices. It will focus on Irish and international artists and companies, with a particular emphasis on contemporary productions staged in the theatres of Dublin. The principal aim of the course is to enable students to become conversant in the styles, forms, theories and practices that constitute contemporary theatre making in Ireland and across the world. The Contemporary Theatre Practice module is shared by all Master in Fine Art students (directors, designers and playwrights). Production Design The aim of this compulsory module is to enable students to apply the skills acquired in their elective design modules to the development of their individual creative voice and practice, and in the design of one the final MFA productions. This module will be taught in the third term and over the summer months through individual supervision of two placements as assistant to a professional designer, and in the realisation of a design for public viewing in one of The Lir studios. Elective Modules: Set Design Workshop This module aims to develop the student’s set design skills through weekly workshops exploring a range of dramatic and post-dramatic texts from various historical periods, as well as nurturing technical competence in the realisation of the student’s own design. The module will be taught over two terms in a series of workshops led by a professional designer. It aims to nurture the student’s design skills through project based learning devised to develop the student’s creative practice. These workshops will introduce students to the processes of historical research as well as the technical skills in the realisation of a design, including drawing, model-making, computer assisted design (CAD), and communication with other theatre professionals in the production process. Students will present their own practice in weekly tutorials for discussion and critique. In addition students will maintain a weekly journal of reflective practice in which they will analyse their process. In addition students will maintain a weekly journal of reflective practice in which they will analyse their process. Costume Design Workshop Similar to the Set Design Workshop this module aims to develop the student’s costume design skills through weekly workshops exploring a range of dramatic and post-dramatic texts from various historical periods, as well as nurturing technical competence in the realisation of the student’s own design. This module will be taught over two terms in a series of workshops led by a professional designer. It aims to nurture the student’s design skills through workshops aimed at developing the student’s creative practice. Those workshops will introduce students to the processes of historical research as well as the technical skills in the realisation of a design, including wardrobe maintenance, and communication with other theatre professionals in the production process. Students will present their own practice in weekly workshops for discussion and critique. In addition students will maintain a weekly journal of reflective practice in which they will analyse their process. Lighting Design Workshop This module will be taught over two terms in a series of workshops by a professional lighting designer. It aims to nurture the student’s design skills through workshops aimed at developing the student’s creative practice. Those workshops will examine the nature of light and its qualities, together with the functions of stage lighting, the role of lighting in theatre, with particular emphasis on the engagement of a director with stage lighting. Students will explore the relationship between lighting design and other design elements, e.g. costume design, set design. The mechanics of stage lighting will be covered in detail to include the principles of electricity, optics, light sources and theatre lanterns. Students will learn how to choose lighting instruments, calculate lighting angles, control light distribution etc., and will learn the basic principles of scale drawing, and how to produce a lighting plan. Other topics covered will include control systems, computer aided design, colour, and special effects. Students will maintain a weekly journal of reflective practice in which they will analyse their process. Dramaturgy for Stage Design This module will be taught over two terms a professional dramaturge and aims to introduce students to a range of dramatic texts with an emphasis on the dramaturgical composition of those texts. An understanding of the contexts within which those dramaturgical strategies were produced will also be fostered. This seminar and workshop based module requires students to examine key problems related to the creation and structure of play scripts in relation to scenography. Students will consider a variety of theories regarding dramatic structure, style and form, explore different approaches to text analysis from a designer’s perspective and learn to apply a scenographic vocabulary to a number of case studies. Classes will be in the form of workshops and seminars that will be in part practical in order for the practitioner to better understand how the play works in addition to what it means, as well as to engage with the lighting and spatial demands and possibilities of the dramaturgical structure of playtexts. [-]

Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Arranging

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus 2 years January 2017 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Performing Arts 2017. 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, in the annual Willowbrook Jazz Festival, and in a number of area jazz clubs. Dialogue Days - Small jazz group showcase performances followed by critiques from faculty and fellow students Private Instrument/Vocal Study for all jazz majors with William Paterson's respected resident and adjunct faculty. Challenging Full-Course Sequences in Improvisation, Ear Training, Jazz History and Analysis, Small Group and Big Band Arranging, Piano, Comprehensive Musicianship. Admission Requirements: In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Completed SlideRoom application. Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00. Two letters of recommendation. Jazz arranging track majors: A portfolio must contain a minimum of three scores with recording (CD or tape). One selection must feature a large ensemble. If possible, a cross-representation of styles, tempos, and instrumentation should be included. In addition to jazz pieces, works in other styles may be submitted. Please exclude extended improvisation sections. Program Requirements: 36 credits of graduate study. One-hour recital. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination, which carries no course credit and is required of all students. Final Project. MM Jazz Studies: Arranging Concentration (36 credits) Arranging Concentration Arranging Lessons 12 Ensembles (one per semester) 4 Research Techniques 3 Transcription and Analysis 3 Music for the Media 3 Jazz Pedagogy 3 Topics in Jazz History 2 Advanced Jazz Ear Training 2 Entrepreneurship for the Jazz Musician 2 Topics in Arranging 2 Arranging Recital 0 Composition and Arranging Track 36 credits First Year – Fall semester 9 credits MUSP 5900 Arranging Lessons 3 MUSP 5410 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1 MUSI 5750 Transcription and Analysis 3 MUSI 5740 Advanced Jazz Ear Training 2 First Year – Spring semester 9 credits MUSP 5910 Arranging Lessons 3 MUSP 5420 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1 MUSI 5300 Research Techniques 3 MUSI 6780 Topics in Jazz History 2 Second Year – Fall semester 9 credits MUSP 6900 Arranging Lessons 3 MUSP 6410 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1 MUSI 6680 Composing for the Media 3 MUSI 6770 Topics in Jazz Arranging 2 Second Year – Spring semester 9 credits MUSP 6910 Arranging Lessons 3 MUSP 6420 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1 MUSI 6700 Pedagogy of Jazz 3 MUSI 6710 Entrepreneurship for the Jazz Musician 2 MUSP 6010 Arranging Recital 0 College of Arts and Communication Music Courses MUS 5610 Research Techniques 3 MUS 5580 Music Technology 3 MUS 5900 Graduate Seminar 3 [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Music Education

University of Nicosia
Campus 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 1 more

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

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Music Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives 1. Preparing the education system managers with a deeper knowledge in Music and Music Pedagogy and didactics. 2. To analyze the philosophical, sociological and psychological dimensions of education and understand their importance for effective teaching and learning in Music. 3. To acquire specialized knowledge, methods and approaches that will help them innovate in the field of music and their teaching. 4. Acquire skills to manage practical aspects of the teaching of music and design educational interventions for effective solution of problems in various contexts. 5. Select and produce teaching materials based on current trends in teaching music, enhancing and developing musical creativity of students. 6. To monitor the progress of modern research in the teaching of music and familiarize themselves with the necessary research and methodological tools. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master of Music

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus 2 years September 2017 USA Richmond

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

Best Part time Masters in Performing Arts 2017. Degree Options: Instrumental Conducting Choral Conducting Music Education Theory/Composition Music Performance Who Would be Interested in This Program? EKU's graduate music program is designed for musicians and music educators that are seeking to further their musical skills, enhance their pedagogical and theoretical knowledge, and apply their learning to the art of music making and music teaching. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Individuals interested in the MM program must apply and be admitted to the graduate school as well as the EKU Department of Music. All Master of Music candidates are required to complete the Music Theory and Music History Entrance Exams as part of the application process. In addition, applicants seeking degrees with an emphasis in conducting or performance will need to arrange an audition with the appropriate faculty specialist. Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Recent graduates of EKU's music program are employed in a variety of positions within the field of music. EKU graduates hold positions teaching and conducting music in public and private schools, including P-12 and higher education settings. Employment within the field of music industry, including positions with major music manufacturers and musical organizations. EKU graduates can be found performing in professional symphonies and military bands throughout the country. [-]

Máster de Escenografía y Espacios Expositivos

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus or Online Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Madrid

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

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The design and resolution of a stage space requires, as well as creative concepts and techniques, a range of multidisciplinary notions that help materialise the space. Stage design, along with lighting, wardrobe design, sound space, movement, etc., configures the visual and sensitive language proposed in a stage proposal, producing a consistent project that arouses the desired reaction in the audience. The Master of Scenography Design conveys to students the ability to visually and verbally structure a range of spaces, expanding the meaning of stage design, taking it to interior spaces, exhibition spaces, stands and temporary architecture, TV and, of course, live performances. Professional opportunities: with this master you can be a theatre stage designer, cinema, advertising and television art director, designer of facilities and events, costume designer and freelance. Today we are living in a world in which images and the visual language, both professionally and personally, are of utmost importance. Stage design, together with lighting, costume design, sound space, movement configures the visual and sensitive language proposed in a stage production, to give consistency to the project and to arouse the desired reaction in the audience. To conceive a stage design requires more than just a personal interpretation, it is also necessary to be able to visually and verbally structure it, as it has to be conveyed to the rest of the art team (director, illuminator, costume designer, etc..) and to the technical team in charge of building and materializing this idea. The Master in Scenography Design is addressed to people who are interested in acquiring, completing or expanding the knowledge inherent in the world of stage design in theatre, TV, advertising and commercial and cultural exhibition spaces. Aimed at: graduates or postgraduates with professional experience in the fields of art, design, architecture, interior design, etc. Objectives: The Master of Stage Design trains professionals in the field of the performing arts with a high level of specialization regarding the scenography peculiarities, and has as main objectives: • To create the stage space through the assimilation and resolution of ideas and expressive techniques. • To know and apply the knowledge acquired on the evolution of the performing arts. • To prepare the documents necessary to carry out a stage project, atmosphere sketches, memory of the materials, technical drawings and miniatures, among others. • To visually and verbally transmit the stage design to the rest of the art and technical team. • To acquire and apply the specific technical vocabulary. THE COURSE IS HELD IN SPANISH LANGUAGE [-]

Master of Music (MMus)

Kenyatta University
Campus 2 years January 2017 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Performing Arts 2017. The School of Visual and Visual and Performing Arts was established by University Senate in 2008. The establishment of School of Visual and Performing Arts was as a result of the realization that there was need to rationalize the teaching of the Visual and Performing Arts and bringing all of them under the same roof. The School of Visual and Performing Arts currently houses three departments including: Music and Dance, Theatre Arts and Film Technology and Fine Art and Design. Master of Music (MMus) Master of Music (MMus) degree will be offered in Musical Performance,African Music and Musicology by course work, examination and project. Course Regulations The Master of Music will cover a minimum of two years. In the first year of study, candidates will take eight core units including one compulsory School of Visual and Performing Arts unit, and two electives. In the second year, they will take four elective in the first semester and prepere a recital and dissertation in the second semester. The composition dissertation will investigate a compositional problem that the candidate will have identified, accompanied by a creative work in which the the issues discussed in the dissertation are presented. Examinations All units shall be examined at the end of the semster in which they are taken. The examination pass mark in each unit shall be 50% of the total mark. Each unit shall be assessed out of 100%.Continuous Assessment Tests shall contribute 40% and the University Examination 60% of the total marks. Where a unit consists solely of practical work, it shall be examined wholly by continuous assessment, in which case the latter shall account for 100%. Performance-based units shall be examined by 40% course work and 60% recital. [-]

Master degree in Composing for Film and Television

NFTS - National Film and Television School
Campus 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

Today’s language of screen music has shifted. While many scores still provide a musical commentary on the action, others find a way to integrate music into the fabric of the film itself, creating a seamless weave analogous to the camerawork or editing, to the assimilation of music into the sound world of the film as a whole. Sound design and music grow ever closer - in fact, the roles of sound designer and composer are... [+]

Composing for Film and Television This course commences in January each year. Our emphasis on collaboration means that Composing students are informed and involved throughout the filmmaking process. In particular, composers work closely with other students in Editing and Sound Post Production, increasing their understanding of the relationship between audio and moving images. Today’s language of screen music has shifted. While many scores still provide a musical commentary on the action, others find a way to integrate music into the fabric of the film itself, creating a seamless weave analogous to the camerawork or editing, to the assimilation of music into the sound world of the film as a whole. Sound design and music grow ever closer - in fact, the roles of sound designer and composer are becoming blurred to the extent that a close collaboration between the two processes is often essential. The application of music to film - the choices inherent in the "when", "how" and "why" - all stem from an informed understanding of the intention of the film and the contribution music could make to it. Informed understanding, musical versatility and the fostering of an individual musical voice are the intentions of this course and these are determined by the practical and intellectual demands on composers working in the industry. Composing graduates are qualified to take on all forms of work in film and television as well as productions in multimedia and interactive programming. TUTORS Head of Post Production is Award-winning Re-Recording Mixer Dean Humphreys, who has worked with many of the world's leading directors, including Roman Polanski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Bernardo Bertolucci and Franco Zeffirelli. Dean has also been the Sound Supervisor or Re-Recording mixer for major television series such as Kingdom (Stephen Fry) and Primeval, in addition to films including The Pianist (for which he won a César award), Interview With The Vampire, The Ghost Writer and Donnie Brasco. ALUMNI Recent graduate composing credits include Atonement which netted NFTS graduate Dario Marianelli an Oscar, Golden Globe and Ivor Novello in the Best Original Score category; Wallander, the television drama series, and feature film Endgame, both of which earned BAFTAs for Best Original Score for NFTS graduate Martin Phipps. Martin also received Emmy Award Nominations for his scores on Great Expectations and Sense and Sensibility. Composer Rob Lane also received Emmy nominations for his scores on Longford and HBO's John Adams, as well as winning a BAFTA for Elizabeth I (TV) and a nomination for Jane Eyre. CURRICULUM The Composing course is developmental and progressive. In year one, students are taught the techniques and contexts which inform writing music for the screen. The first term comprises an intensive process during which students compose to a variety of exercises, each one chosen to focus on a particular problem of film composition. These exercises are completed by each student and discussed in seminars and individually assessed. In term two, further exercises concentrate on issues having to do with scoring for live instruments, the combination of live and electro-acoustic elements and the integration a limited range of sound design into film scores. In addition, students will begin engaging with projects generated by other students at the NFTS. This process will continue and dominate the third term. Each student contribution to those films will also be assessed. Students will also participate in visits from industry professionals. In year two, students’ activities will be dominated primarily by work generated from other parts of the school. However, lectures, seminars and the occasional workshop will be provided to clarify and expand issues arising from those projects. As in year 1, students will also participate in visits from industry professionals. YEAR ONE A series of composing workshops combining practical exercises and seminars: Basic narrative techniques Midi, sampling and audio Combining music and sound Narrative with dialogue Non-fiction scoring Instrumentation and orchestration Composing to script Improvisation Ongoing analysis of feature film soundtracks and film structure Orchestration and recording with live musicians Workshops with Sound Design and Editing students: Abstract Film Workshop Without Images - a sound-only project Animation exercises Dramaturgy Workshop – focusing on script and script analysis, blocking and cover, and performance Editing the Scene - editing drama rushes to learn the basics of scene structure Productions Zen and Beyond - fiction workshop focusing on visual storytelling Documentary poetry exercise collaborating with Documentary Direction, Editing and Sound Design First Year Film – the major 1st year fiction production collaborating with all other departments Investigative Documentary - the major first year documentary production Cross Spec - an introduction to film language and storytelling involving all departments YEAR TWO Orchestration and recording with live musicians Improvisation Continued analysis of films 2nd year short fiction production, shot on a digital format Co-composing a feature film Graduation films in documentary, fiction and animation Unlike other schools, all production costs are met by the School. In addition you will be given a cash Production Budget. NFTS students are engaged in more productions as part of the curriculum than any of our competitors. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The Composing MA course is part of the Post Production department, where we are looking to assemble a group of students with diverse and varied backgrounds. There is no 'typical' student or perfect candidate who conforms to a mandatory list of qualifications. You might have had some Industry experience in your chosen field, or a background in the arts or other media. You may now be looking for a further professional qualification, or wish to broaden your knowledge of composing for screen, taking you to a higher level of work. Students normally have a degree in music but applicants with equivalent practical experience are also accepted; some composing experience is preferred. We look for composers with a strong personal style, a flexible approach and an intelligent feel for drama and narrative. Candidates should normally be able to notate the music they wish to be performed acoustically, have an understanding of the main historical styles and be able to communicate with others using non-musical terms. It is essential that applicants have a strong and demonstrable interest in film. APPLY WITH Application Criteria On receipt of the application form, duly completed and signed, each applicant will be provided with a link and password to download two film clips. They will be asked to write music to each of these clips, and return their completed work as Quicktime video files with sound and music track, either as downloadable links or as DVD’s sent to the school. On being accepted for interview by the school, the applicants will be invited to bring further material that may be of interest for examination at the discretion of the interviewers. [-]

Master of Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus 1 year September 2017 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 one year to complete. The academic [+]

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 one year 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.


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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

University of Redlands
Campus September 2017 USA Redlands

In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. [+]

In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Music Admissions In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Whether music is your major or you just have an interest in music, everyone is encouraged to participate in the diverse, musical environment found on campus. At Redlands you can perform in the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, University Choir, the Madrigal Singers, Chapel Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble and Opera Theater Workshop. Performance opportunities abound with more than 200 performances presented on campus annually, including the University's holiday tradition, the Feast of Lights. The School of Music offers two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Composition or Music Education and the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music, as well as a minor in music. The School of Music also offers a Master's degree in: Performance, Conducting, and Composition, as well as an Artist Diploma. The University of Redlands School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. You are encouraged to visit campus, observe a class, have a sample lesson and/or sit in on a rehearsal. Come and see what we do! The School of Music offers the following graduate degrees: Master of Music in: Performance Conducting Composition [-]

Master in Ethnomusicology

University of Geneva
Campus 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in ethnomusicology is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology) and the Geneva School (Haute école) of Music. Led by a team of specialists working in close collaboration with the professional sector, the programme also boasts an extensive network of international contacts. Ethnomusicology is the study of music and the practices related to it, in the Western world and beyond. In addition, ethnomusicology focuses on the transmission of music, with particular emphasis on its social and cultural aspects and the rituals associated with it. The programme trains students in methodological approaches in ethnomusicology and includes a segment on reflective musical practice, as well as an internship/work placement or a thesis. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Performing Arts 2017. Master in Ethnomusicology The Master in ethnomusicology is offered jointly by the University of Geneva (Musicology Unit), the University of Neuchâtel (Institute of Ethnology) and the Geneva School (Haute école) of Music. Led by a team of specialists working in close collaboration with the professional sector, the programme also boasts an extensive network of international contacts. Ethnomusicology is the study of music and the practices related to it, in the Western world and beyond. In addition, ethnomusicology focuses on the transmission of music, with particular emphasis on its social and cultural aspects and the rituals associated with it. The programme trains students in methodological approaches in ethnomusicology and includes a segment on reflective musical practice, as well as an internship/work placement or a thesis. Curriculum Theory and history of the discipline (24Credits) Methods in ethnomusicology (24Credits) Contemporary research in ethnomusicology (24Credits) Work placement/Internship (24Credits) Thesis (24Credits) Mobility The Faculty encourages mobility at the Master’s level, preferably for one semester given the length of the programme. Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The Master’s thesis cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the Master in Ethnomusicology prepares graduates for various career paths. Future professions are largely determined by the orientations students choose during their studies, and include teaching non-Western music, cultural mediation, conservation and promotion of audio-visual heritage, music publishing, cultural journalism, cultural heritage projects, musical creation for film and theatre, academic research, access to the programmes of non-Western music conservatories, etc. Admission Criteria Bachelor degree from a Swiss university or equivalent degree. Admission based on application file. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch [-]

MA in Church Music - Performance Programme

Lund University
Campus 2 years September 2017 Sweden Malmö

The Master's Programme in Church Music has three specialisations: Arrangement and Composition, Organ and Keyboard, Vocal Music and Choir. [+]

Programme overview

The Master in Church Music programme aims to train musicians with excellent artistic, teaching and professional abilities.



The programme has three specializations:

Arrangement and Composition Organ and Keyboard Vocal Music and Choir

After completing the programme students shall have well-developed knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to partake in various forms of professional work such as soloist work, as a member of a fixed ensemble or as a musician within a parish of the Church of Sweden or other denominations. Students shall also have developed the ability to study independently.

In addition, after completing the programme, students shall have acquired thorough entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing ecclesiastical and cultural life.... [-]


Master in Songwriting

Bath Spa University
Campus or Online 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a [+]

Master in Songwriting

 

This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a professional level, and published songwriters wishing to achieve academic accreditation whilst continuing to improve creatively. The course, which is based at the university's Corsham Court campus, will help you to develop a range of critical, practical, communicative, industrial and research-based skills.

 

 

During the programme you will learn to:

Comment critically upon your own and others’ material; Examine the musicological and historical roots of your craft; Consider the commercial value of your songs in the marketplace; Rewrite and collaborate; Conduct academic research; Develop technical skills; Create a professional-standard portfolio of your work. ... [-]

Master in Liberal Arts

University of St. Thomas
Campus Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston

The Master in Liberal Arts degree at the University of St. Thomas is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. [+]

The Master in Liberal Arts degree is an interdisciplinary graduate degree that offers you choice, freedom and flexibility. Choose from 18 different areas of study to customize a degree program that fits your interests and goals.

Choice – Freedom – FlexibilityThe 36-credit-hour Master in Liberal Arts (MLA) program appeals to a diverse group of students who seek professional advancement, admission into doctoral programs or personal enrichment. We offer conveniently scheduled classes. Enhance your degree through study abroad and internship opportunities.

Areas of Concentration

Applied Music Art History Catholic Studies Communication Drama English French General Psychology History International Studies Irish Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Medieval Studies Philosophy Political Science Russian Studies Spanish Social Justice Studies Theology ... [-]

MMus Popular Music Performance

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

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 on developing your critical thinking and listening skills, and give you a richer understanding of, and the opportunity to experiment with, a broad range of performance styles.We support the practical side of this course with academic modules that complement and enrich your performing experience. The dissertation enables you to carry out more detailed research in an area of personal interest.You will leave this MMus course a more confident performer and a better-informed all-round musician. You will have gained greater musical skills and insights, as well as essential transferable skills, such as the ability to evaluate situations, engage in professional dialogue, and work effectively with others. Equally, you will have gained significant experience working in, and developing groups and ensembles, which will be crucial to your long-term development as a musician.Entry requirementsCandidates who are selected for interview and audition will hold an appropriate undergraduate qualification, eg a BA (Hons) Music (with Performance) or a BMus (Hons) Performance - with a 2:1 or above. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. (IELTS 6.5)A candidate should include the following information in his/her application pack:1) a completed application from (available from the UWL website)2) two references, one academic3) a copy of his/her degree certificate and transcript4) an example of academic writing (eg an undergraduate essay)5) and a DVD of two performances (approximately three minutes each, but may be longer).International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), TOEFL ibt at score at 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies. We offer pre-sessional English language courses, an International Foundation Programme and a Pre-Masters Programme if you do not meet these requirements.... [-]