The MA Music and Management is an exciting new addition to our portfolio of Masters programmes and is a joint venture between the School of Music and Leeds University Business School (LUBS). Students will study a flexible combination of modules in Music and in LUBS in addition to modules designed specifically for the MA Music and Management programme. The unique Creative Industries Management module provides the opportunity for links with professionals in the music industry, enhancing employability. The innovative Music Management Project allows for the practical application of theory and skills developed elsewhere in the programme, with the possibility of a practice-based element alongside more traditional scholarly methodologies. The dual stream of managerial training and creative musical opportunities makes this programme highly distinctive. The MA Music and Management is an ideal option for students wishing to pursue a management career in the music industry, or to meet and learn from professionals in the music industry as part of a music-oriented postgraduate degree. It is also well-suited to existing music industry managers wishing to enhance their skills or undertake continuous professional development.
Applications for the MA Music and Management programme are welcomed from students with a good undergraduate degree (normally 2i or above) in any discipline. Your degree will often, but not always, be in Music or Music Technology; we will consider other relevant professional (or similar) experience in Music in lieu of formal musical qualifications where a good level of musical understanding and/or some practical experience can be demonstrated at the point of application.
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:
* critically reflect on the way in which the media sector is studied from an academic perspective and critique different approaches
* develop an understanding of, and analyse in context, the specific character of relevant functions in the media sector (e.g. marketing, operations, planning, human resources, etc)
* demonstrate an enhanced understanding of key, non-creative aspects of the creative industries (e.g. IP, copyright, revenue models, etc)
* critically reflect on the major changes currently evident in the media sector and how they might affect the operation of relevant companies
* critically and creatively to evaluate current issues and research in advanced Music scholarship and practice;
* demonstrate a comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of key creative and theoretical aspects at the forefront of their chosen musical discipline (e.g. Performance, Composition, Music Technology, etc)
* Strategic Management (LUBS)
* Creative Industries Management (LUBS)
* Professional Studies (Music)
* Dissertation, or Music Management Project (Music)
Two of the following 15 credit LUBS modules:
* Behaviour in Organisations (LUBS)
* Accounting for Managers (LUBS)
* Marketing for Management (LUBS)
Any one of the following 30 credit Music modules:
* Instrumental or Vocal Recital
* Composition Studies
* Computer Music Contexts
* Computer Music Practice
* Individual Project
* Applied Performance Studies
* Editing and Archival Studies
* Short Dissertation
* Issues in Critical Musicology
* Concerto/Song Cycle/Extended Work
* Aesthetic Theory
Other modules may be available on occasions; the optional modules can change from time to time, though will retain the overall subject matter outlined above.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.