M.A Music- The MA Music in Development is an innovative, new degree that is offered on a full-time or part-time basis. The programme explores the role of music within the broad framework of Culture for Development, building on the premise that music and associated performance activities represent rich discursive sites where local knowledge, social structures and cultural meanings are negotiated, challenged and affirmed. Drawing on the intersections between Ethnomusicology and a range of allied disciplines (Anthropology and Media in Development in particular), the programme encourages critical examination of how knowledge is acquired and communicated through music, how music is used to promote, reflect or resist development, and how music’s agentive and imaginative capacities act in different cultural and political contexts to advance individual and collective interests and identities. In this course you will have the opportunity to follow one of four specialist pathways: Composition (C), Performance (P), Critical Musicology (CM) and Interactive Music and Advanced Studio Production (IMASP). You will also have the option to study beyond your specialist pathway, expanding your experience.This course gives you the opportunity to study with teachers who are all practicing professionals at national and international levels.
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