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Compare Masters Programs in Performing Arts in the United Kingdom

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

The study of performing arts focuses on both the theoretical and practical approaches in the many forms of artistic demonstration, including theater, music and dance. Students can study music either through an academic approach, a technical one, or both.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

Master's in Performing Arts in the United Kingdom

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University of Southampton

We offer a broad-based MMus programme with three pathways: musicology, performance, and composition. All three pathways can be used as professional training for themselve ... [+]

We offer a broad-based MMus programme with three pathways: musicology, performance, and composition. All three pathways can be used as professional training for themselves, or as preparation for Ph.D. study. Students in our MMus programme benefit from intensive one-to-one instruction with world-leading experts in music history, cultural studies of music, performance studies, and analysis; internationally noted performers with active solo and ensemble careers; and prominent composers of contemporary art music, electronic music, media music (including film, television and video game music) and jazz.

Introducing your course

Do you want to know how great film scores were composed? Are you interested in the ideas behind musical performances? Expand your knowledge of the components and aspects of music with the MMus Music (Performance, Composition, and Musicology) at the University of Southampton and enhance your musical talents. This broad MMus programme will teach you the elements of musical performance, as well as the different genres of music. Gaining this experience across a variety of categories will prepare you for a successful career in the music industry.... [-]

United Kingdom Southampton
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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Across the Pond

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, Stoppar ... [+]

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.... [-]

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 upon Tyne Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield  + 27 More
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Are you aiming to make music your life’s work? Are you aspiring to become an opera singer, a concert artist or orchestral musician; to accompany, compose or arrange; to ... [+]

Master of Music (MMus)

Are you aiming to make music your life’s work? Are you aspiring to become an opera singer, a concert artist or orchestral musician; to accompany, compose or arrange; to work as a freelance instrumentalist or to be a conductor, music leader or animateur. You may be planning to coach or teach, either as the sole focus of your professional life or, more likely, as part of a portfolio career. You might have your sights set on doctoral study, on making a contribution to Scotland’s vibrant traditional music culture or may perhaps wish to fulfil one of the vital specialist music roles in related art forms such as ballet. Whatever your rationale for applying to the Royal Conservatoire’s MMus, you will be here to refine and extend your musicianship in preparation for your next steps.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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SOAS University of London

Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Staff have ... [+]

Research Degrees in Music

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Staff and students of the Department of Music pursue research on a wide range of subjects, mainly but not exclusively focused on the music of Asia and Africa. Staff have special interests in the music of China and Central Asia (Harris), Korea (Howard), Japan, Indonesia and Thailand (Gray), India and Nepal (Widdess), the Islamic Middle East (Wright), the Jewish world (Wood), West Africa and Cuba (Durán) and South and East Africa (Impey). But research is not limited to these areas: projects have been undertaken on American jazz, and on the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Eastern European music, for example. Staff often have research interests in issues that cross regional boundaries; see the Department Staff page for a summary of their interests, and select the name of a lecturer for further details of their individual research specialisms and activities.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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SOAS University of London

This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop perfo ... [+]

MMus Performance

Duration: Full time: 1 calendar year. Part-time: 2/3 calendar years.

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

This programme is designed for students who wish to specialise in performance while studying for an academic degree. Students have the unique opportunity to develop performance in specific Asian and African music traditions to a professional standard. They acquire expert knowledge about performance and the geographical or stylistic region of their performance specialism.

The performance component of the programme, in which students choose an Asian or African performance tradition, includes practice-based research. Students study the music of a particular region alongside performance theory training. Through a range of optional modules, they pursue additional interests as well.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 3 
Campus
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SOAS University of London

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 s ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 3 
Campus
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University of Glasgow

The MMus in Musicology provides students with intensive study in current trends in Musicology at an advanced level. The programme combines a broad base in musicological r ... [+]

Musicology MMus

The MMus in Musicology provides students with intensive study in current trends in Musicology at an advanced level. The programme combines a broad base in musicological research, including theoretical and methodological approaches from the historiography, analysis, sociology and cultural and critical study of music, with the possibility of specialising in fields such as Popular Music Studies, Screen Music Studies, Historically Informed Performance Practice (scholarly approaches only) and Sonic Arts Aesthetics and Criticism.

Why this Programme Provision of placements in musical or cultural and arts organisations Provision of tuition in digital musicology Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow is a unique centre of creative activity in diverse fields, from classical orchestras and ensembles, including BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to legendary venues in popular and traditional music, making it an outstanding place for musicological study. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab and practice rooms We have an excellent collection of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, a 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords. Other instruments include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments. Programme Structure ... [-]
United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of 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 crea ... [+]

Composition and Creative Practice MMus

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. It aims to provide training in a range of approaches, introducing tools and techniques relevant to today’s music making, and encouraging exploration, innovation and experimentation.

Why this programme Students undertake a major portfolio of creative practice with an accompanying critical commentary, preparing them for compositional and musical careers. Students have the opportunity of a placement with a musical or arts organisation, when available, and up-to-date research skills provision in digital arts. We offer the opportunity to have your work performed by a professional ensemble, including an annual showcase of postgraduate work SoundThought. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab, and practice rooms. Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. We have a range of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, a 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords. Other instruments owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments. TheConcert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music. Asa UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary art scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and... [-]
United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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Academy of Music & Sound Online

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs o ... [+]

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance 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 Expand and develop your competitive edge Gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas

For Industry Professionals:We offer the opportunity to fast-track students with industry experience (10+ years) onto the masters. We map your previous experience against the two years of the foundation degree allowing you to progress straight onto the final year and achieve your masters degree.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
August 2019
Full time
Part time
Online
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Bath Spa University

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 i ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
Online
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