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Master of Arts (M.A.) Music: Musicology (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Music     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The M.A. in Music; Musicology program focuses on the diverse ways in which music's political, social, and historical contexts shape its meanings. Introduction to foundational methodologies, critical thinking skills and exploration of themes in musicological literature and analytical skills. The thesis can be submitted in one of two formats: in-depth monograph-style thesis, or a research-paper-based thesis. Students who prefer to write an in-depth monograph-style thesis will take MUGS 684 Masters Thesis Research 2 as a complementary course. Students who prefer to write a research-paper-based thesis will take two more seminars.

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

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • MUHL 529 Proseminar in Musicology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Study of selected methodologies in musicology through critical examination of significant texts. Topics may include approaches to historiography, biography, editing and source studies, as well as aesthetics, literary criticism, semiology, feminist musicology, and ideology critique. Works by Adler, Adorno, Dahlhaus, Kerman, McClary, Meyer, Nattiez, and Subotnik, among others, will be addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Huebner, Steven (Fall)

Thesis Courses:

  • MUGS 683 Master's Thesis Research 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Independent research work under the direction of the Thesis Supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • MUGS 685 Master's Thesis Research 3 (9 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Independent research work under the direction of the Thesis Supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • MUGS 686 Master's Thesis Research 4 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Independent research work under the direction of the Thesis Supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

6-12 credits from the following:

0-6 credits from the following:

  • MUGS 684 Master's Thesis Research 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Graduate Faculty Music Courses : Independent research work under the direction of the Thesis Supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

0-6 credits of seminars, at the 600 level or higher, approved by the Schulich School of Music.

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