Music is the art of combining sounds, represented as musical notes, in a succession or simultaneously in an aesthetically pleasant and rhythmical form and the integration of these aspects in a complete piece. The art of Music uses musical instruments, human voice being one of them, to deliver the result of the art manifestation. Music is divided in genres that are characterised by similar melody, harmonic, rhythmic, form, orchestration, literary text where applicable and other compositional aspects. A similar, but less general concept is that of style, that can be attributed to a certain era, school or author.
The study of music is a very complex endeavour that can be focused on mastering a certain musical instrument, or mastering composition, conducting and orchestra or being an expert in music history. Being a very old art form with countless instances of manifestation, music offers a great array of study to potential students. The study of music as a whole is called musicology and has many sub-disciplines like ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, music analysis, musical composition, musical critic and others.
The music industry is the business field that is concerned with the production and distribution of music as a consumable good. Throughout the past century the development of technology has made music widely available to everybody everywhere and has stimulated the rapid growth of the music industry as a consequence.
Music & Sonic Arts at Queen’s provides one of most diverse and active research environments for music and music-related study in the UK or Ireland.
Our departmental staff include composers, performers and writers on music. The Electroacoustic Music Studios and Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST) are world leaders in electronic composition and sound diffusion
This programme offers knowledge and expertise for to pursue further research, teaching, and professional performance.
Goldsmiths’ Department of Music has a lively and varied research base, large postgraduate community, active performing tradition, and offers proximity to London’s resources. Staff research interests are correspondingly diverse and wide-ranging, and we offer research supervision in any of these areas of specialism.
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This Master is especially aimed at qualified professionals, professors of the different Higher Music Conservatories, university graduates and postgraduate investigators who desire a high-level specialization in studies regarding creation and interpretation of music.
Individual staff research interests cover a wide range of aspects of music technology and composition, and supervision is available in all these areas.
This programme offers knowledge and expertise for a career in professional music composition.
We offer PhD research degrees in a range of topics encompassing international-level scholarship across a broad spectrum of topics, including creative music technology, music therapy, composition, musicology, dramatherapy and drama and theatre studies (including contemporary theatre practice & critical theory, performance and interdisciplinary arts practice).
Through professional education of the highest caliber, Yasar University School of Music prepares students for productive careers as performers, teachers, composers, and scholars and for satisfying lives as informed and responsible members of a democratic society.
Research leading to the PhD, MPhil, MLitt or MMus in the Department of Music may be conducted either in Musicology (including historical musicology and reception studies) or Composition (acoustic or electro-acoustic).
The School of Arts offers postgraduate research in a diverse range of areas with specialists available to supervise study in the fields of Film and TV Studies, English , Contemporary Drama and Performance Studies and Music.