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Master of Arts (M.A.) Music: Theory (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Music     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The M.A. in Music; Non-Thesis - Theory is a course-based program that focuses on disciplinary knowledge and critical issues. Guidance provided by leading scholars whose internationally acclaimed research covers a broad spectrum of topics central to the theory discipline.

Students admitted to the M.A. in Music; Non-Thesis - Theory who have undergraduate degrees other than the B.Mus.; Major in Theory from McGill University, may be required to successfully complete one or more undergraduate course(s) before completion of the Master’s program.

Required Courses (24 credits)

  • MUGS 614 Reading Course 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Independent study of an approved topic or topics under the guidance of a supervisor. Topics will be chosen to suit individual needs and interests. The extent of reading, synthesis, and reporting will be agreed upon by the supervisor and the student at the beginning of the course.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • MUGS 615 Reading Course 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Independent study of an approved topic or topics under the guidance of a supervisor. Topics will be chosen to suit individual needs and interests. The extent of reading, synthesis, and reporting will be agreed upon by the supervisor and the student at the beginning of the course.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Research Project

  • MUGS 635 Research Paper 1 (9 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : The writing of the first research paper.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • MUGS 636 Research Paper 2 (9 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : The writing of the second research paper.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Complementary Courses (21 credits)

12 credits from the following:

3-6 credits will be from the following:

  • MUTH 658 History of Music Theory 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Selected topics in the history of music theory from Greek antiquity to 1700 through readings of primary and secondary literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • 3 hours

  • MUTH 659 History of Music Theory 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Music Theory and Analysis : Selected topics in the history of music theory from 1700 to the present through readings of primary and secondary literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • 3 hours

3-6 credits of seminars, at the 600 level and higher, approved by the Schulich School of Music.

Schulich School of Music—2020-2021 (last updated Mar. 27, 2020) (disclaimer)
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