The Music Composition and Theory programs at Brandeis University are designed to help students develop a command of the craft of composition. That objective is supported by studies in theory and analysis and in electro-acoustic music.
Learning outcomesThe department offers three degree programs in musicology: M.A. (normally one year), M.F.A. (normally two years), and Ph.D. (normally two or more years following the completion of M.F.A. requirements). The programs offer an integrated approach to the understanding of the nature, structural basis, and historical development of music. Students may elect to emphasize or concentrate in music history or in theory and analysis. In the music history program, a variety of techniques and methodologies, including style development, source studies, and historiography, are applied to different repertories and historical problems. The theory and analysis program features work in the history of theory as well as analytic work in the context of theory construction involving the evaluation of pretonal, tonal, and contemporary analytic models.
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- There are three degree programs in musicology: MA (normally one year), MFA (normally two years), and PhD (normally two or more years following the completion of MFA requirements).
- Students in the musicology program choose to concentrate in music history or theory and analysis.
- Within these two concentrations, research and teaching in our department encompass a broad range of interdisciplinary topics, including the history of music theory, the history of music notation, popular music, pretonal, tonal and contemporary analytical methods, music and philosophy, and music aesthetics.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesMusic View 979 other Masters in Music in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Completed application
- Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper
- English Proficiency
- A letter of recommendation
International53500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 53500 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National53500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 53500 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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