Requirements and Courses

Master of Arts (M.A.) Music: Music Technology (Thesis)(45 Credits)

    Offered by:Music
    Degree:Master of Arts

Program Requirement:

The M.A. in Music; Music Technology encourages interaction between musical creation, technology, and research, with an intensive focus on scientific research of advanced music technologies. Topics include computer music, new media, musical acoustics, digital signal processing, human-computer interaction, synthesis and gestural control, music information retrieval and music perception and cognition.

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

Required Courses (30 credits)

Thesis Courses:

The candidate will undertake supervised research leading to a thesis that will utilize or investigate an aspect of musical science and technology.


  • MUGS 683 Master's Thesis Research 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUGS 684 Master's Thesis Research 2 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUGS 685 Master's Thesis Research 3 9 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUGS 686 Master's Thesis Research 4 12 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits of graduate seminars at the 500, 600, or 700 level approved by the Schulich School of Music, 9 credits of which must be Music Technology seminars with the prefix MUMT.



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