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Contemporary Music, M.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

What you will learn:

The masters degree in music incorporates a contemporary music curriculum that extends to music of the European art tradition, jazz, popular music and music of non-Western cultures. Encourages connections among diverse music cultures, between and within the arts and other expressions of human endeavor, and supports creativity, innovation, and discovery as students prepare for future professional involvement.

Learning outcomes:
  • Be knowledgeable and articulate about the practices and works of the music from the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the core of musical knowledge prior to these centuries.
  • Develop advanced levels of expertise in their concentration areas and apply that knowledge in a broad range of musical environments.
  • Develop self-awareness as artists, educators, and music leaders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Research 
  • Special Topics in Contemporary Musicology 
  • Contemporary Readings in Music
  • Recording and Media Production

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed and signed application form and financial affidavit form.
  • $60 Application Fee + $80 International Express mailing fee.
  • Official transcripts from previous school(s).
  • Financial documentation
  • Photocopy of current passport ID page
  • Students from the People’s Republic of China must include a color copy of their Chinese citizenship ID card.
  • Official copy of English testing score report.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    911 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 911 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    639 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 639 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Monmouth

  • 1549 - 2760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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