Students in the graduate program take part in six graduate seminars, the Department of Music's contemporary music performance laboratory, and undertake independent research guided by the faculty, culminating in a thesis of original work synthesizing two or more of the program's areas of concentration: contemporary music composition and performance, musical instrument design and fabrication, film and animation, electronics, computing, psychology, neuroscience, and health and medicine.
Graduate Program Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the Masters Program in Digital Musics students will be able to:
- Critically analyze contemporary music, multimedia art, and digital music performance. [MUS 101]
- Compose new works in digital media using cutting-edge methods, such as computer synthesis. [MUS 104]
- Critically evaluate new research in computer music systems, user interaction design, and interface technologies [MUS 102-105]
- Synthesize expertise in two or more concentration areas: contemporary music composition and performance, musical instrument design and fabrication, film and animation, electronics, computing, psychology, neuroscience, health and medicine. [THESIS]
- Synthesize new ideas and express them to academic publishing standards at conferences, in journals, or other forums. [MUS 101-103, 137-139]
- Work collaboratively in a group consisting of multiple experts toward common goals. [MUS50, 104].