[dance-tech] Masters Programmes in the School of Music and Sonic Arts

  • From: Franziska Schroeder <f.schroeder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: franziska Schroeder <f.schroeder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:30:55 +0100

Please see below for current MA admissions !!

> Masters Programmes in the School of Music and Sonic Arts, Queen’s University 
> Belfast
> http://www.music.qub.ac.uk
> The School of Music and Sonic Arts’ postgraduate community is one of the 
> largest in the UK or Ireland (+ 50 students in 10/11) with students working 
> on a range of musicological, creative practice and technical projects across 
> the School.  The School boasts an excellent reputation for scholarship in 
> musicology and composition and includes the renowned Sonic Arts Research 
> Centre (SARC), one of the foremost establishments in the world for research 
> and performance using new technology.
> The School offers three MA programmes designed to develop students’ interests 
> in the key areas of staff expertise. All programmes have a duration of 12 
> months and culminate in a large scale piece of work either as a portfolio (in 
> composition, performance or sound art) or dissertation.
> The weekly seminar and concert series in the School, the Centre for 
> Eighteenth-Century Studies and the PhD forum at SARC offer a stimulating and 
> supportive research environment. For further information on the programmes, 
> including examples of student work and details on how to apply please visit 
> http://www.music.qub.ac.uk/ProspectiveStudents/TaughtPostgraduateProgrammes/
> The MA in Composition is a specialist programme designed to provide intensive 
> training for professional composers.  There are five core modules, including 
> Composition Skills, focused on developing core skills essential to the 
> practising composer both with regard to professional work and to progression 
> to doctoral composition, and the double Portfolio module, where students have 
> the opportunity to produce a portfolio of works within a particular area of 
> practice which must contain at least one element of substantial scale and 
> ambition.  
> The programme also features compulsory modules in the critical analysis of 
> the work of twentieth century and contemporary composers, providing a 
> thorough experience and understanding of the contemporary compositional 
> idiom.  Students can choose one optional module from the wide range available 
> on other MA programmes.
> Contact: Martin Dowling <m.dowling@xxxxxxxxx>
> The MA in Music offers the opportunity to explore a wide variety of research 
> fields including Irish Music, Renaissance Studies, Eighteenth-Century 
> Studies, Opera Studies, Performance and Manuscript Studies. All students take 
> a compulsory Research Methods module, which provides a solid introduction to 
> methodologies in a range of these specialist areas, and a Dissertation double 
> module giving students the opportunity to conduct research at a professional 
> level.  
> There is also a wide range of optional modules, including an Arts 
> Administration module featuring work placement and strategy research with 
> local arts organisations.  Students may take a module from  other MA 
> programmes and can also design their own Independent Study in areas not 
> covered by the specialisms listed above.
> Contact: Martin Dowling <m.dowling@xxxxxxxxx>
> The MA in Sonic Arts has been designed to extend the core skills of the 
> student and to give opportunities to acquire new interdisciplinary skills in 
> a range of cognate areas. The programme enables students to gain experience 
> in both technical and creative disciplines within the fields of Sonic Arts 
> and Music Technology and  to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding 
> of music, audio and associated sound technologies as well as research methods.
> All students take the compulsory Sonic Arts module and choose three further 
> taught modules from a variety of options.  These include Project Studio, 
> which gives students the opportunity to reflect on and advance their own 
> creative practice in the context of a design studio environment; Interaction 
> Design, which provides an introduction to the analysis and design of the 
> human-computer interface focusing on applications of the interface in the 
> creative arts; Composition; Performance; Computational Acoustics and Spatial 
> Audio, which  integrates aspects of perception, digital signal processing and 
> applied audio.
> Contact: Stephanie Bertet <s.bertet@xxxxxxxxx>
> Funding Opportunities
> There are a limited number of scholarships available for students wishing to 
> undertake an MA within the School of Music and Sonic Arts for the 2011-12 
> academic year and there are also four bursaries valued at £3,400 each.  If 
> you wish to be considered for these awards, please ensure that your 
> application is received no later than 31 May 2011. 
> In addition, Queen’s has recently announced details of international 
> scholarships for MA applicants with unconditional offers: for further 
> information, visit 
> http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/ProspectiveStudents/InternationalStudents/InternationalPostgraduate/InternationalPostgraduateTaughtScholarships2011/
> Further information on funding, samples of student work and details of how to 
> apply is available on the School website: 
> http://www.mu.qub.ac.uk/ProspectiveStudents/TaughtPostgraduateProgrammes/

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