The Ethnomusicology program from University of British Columbia is designed to educate scholars and performers both to teach and to engage with the shifting lines of inquiry and methodological debates that define the field. To date the U.B.C. School of Music's Ethnomusicology division faculty have focused their research on Asian musics, especially those of Korea and Indonesia, but the program can accommodate interests in ethnomusicology's wide range of geographic areas and intellectual issues.
We strongly encourage performance, close interaction with related disciplines (Anthropology, Area Studies, Sociology, Linguistics, etc.), as well as border crossing within music.
Students with an interest in designing a course of study integrating ethnomusicology with Western theory, composition, or historical musicology are encouraged to inquire. The Ethnomusicology Division is located in the Old Auditorium (Room 206). Students from the social sciences or from Asian studies, with backgrounds in music, are also encouraged to apply, though some remedial work in music may be required.
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- Introduction to Ethnomusicology: History and Orientations
- Readings in Ethnomusicology
- Thesis (Note 1)
- World Music Ensemble (Note 2)
- Two 500-level seminars in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or Music Theory
- Music Electives (Note 3)
- Cognate Electives (Note 4)
- German, French, or language of area specialization
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Normally, applicants for a master's degree program must hold the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from UBC including one of the following:
- A minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses.
- Academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study.
- Most three-year, Bologna-compliant degrees from research-intensive universities are acceptable as a basis for admission to master's programs at UBC.
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National5095 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5095 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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