This foundation can be crucial to success in graduate school and beyond, bridging the gap between undergraduate curricula and advanced PhD programs. Through a series of graduate courses and seminars, students develop a close familiarity with essential approaches and techniques for the theory and analysis of tonal and post-tonal music. Emphasis is also given to secondary fields of interest such as musicology, composition, and performance. Music Theory candidates at Boston University benefit from the greater surroundings of a major school of music, its distinguished faculty, and an energizing community of fellow students.
The Master of Arts is granted upon successful completion of a program of study, a comprehensive review, and a terminal project appropriate to the student’s field of specialization. Students must earn a minimum of 32 course credits with grades no lower than B− in graduate-level coursework. All degree requirements must be completed within five years of the date of matriculation.
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- Graduate Music History Review 1
- Graduate Music History Review 2
- Graduate Music Theory Review
- Analytical Techniques 1
- Analytical Techniques 2
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A non-refundable application fee of $95
- We require a copy of your transcript to be uploaded within our online application
- We require three letters of recommendation written by people who know you well and who can speak to your academic and/or professional backgrounds
- We require the most up to date resume or CV for all applicants
International28454 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28454 USD per year during 12 months.
National28454 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28454 USD per year during 12 months.
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