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Mike Curb College logo, collage of pictures includes cello, stage door sign, scene from a play, illustration from Art Gallery showing, and a picture of three dancers.

 

College Resources

OFFICE OF THE DEAN

DEAN'S CIRCLE EXECUTIVE BOARD

SUPPORT THE COLLEGE

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

ASSESSMENT RESOURCE CENTER [ARC]

RAVI K. & AMALIA SAWHNEY CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

ARTS COUNCIL FOR CSUN

 

Academic Programs

ART

CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

JOURNALISM

MUSIC

THEATRE

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

 

Student Resources

STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER/EOP

ROADMAPS TO GRADUATION

CENTERS/SPECIAL PROGRAMS

INFORMATION FOR NEW FRESHMEN

 

College Vision

The College of Arts, Media, and Communication is inspired by the shared belief that art is communication, that communication is an art, and that art and communication are essential pillars for building and maintaining community.

Graduate Programs

ART
Overview | Application Procedures

Areas of Emphasis
Art Education | Art History | Studio Art | Visual Communication

CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS
Overview

COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Overview | Application Procedures

JOURNALISM
Overview | Application Procedures

MUSIC
Overview | Application Procedures

Areas of Emphasis
Performance | Conducting | Composition

THEATRE
Overview
| Application Procedures

WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC MASTERS PROGRAMS

Creativity and originality are both encouraged and nurtured.

Ranked in the top 25 accredited university programs in the nation, the Music Department at Cal State Northridge is known for superior teaching provided by over 75 distinguished faculty and professional musicians. Currently, there are almost 500 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in music.

CSUN's music programs have been recognized internationally for the excellent preparation of students in a variety of careers in classical and commercial music. Located with 20-30 minutes from the center of the film, television, and recording industry, the Music Department at Cal State Northridge offers outstanding studying and performing opportunities in connection with the leading educational institutions and cultural venues of the Los Angeles area.


OVERVIEW / DEGREES OFFERED

The Graduate Music Program at CSUN is accentuated by its amazing professors who give individual attention to each student; everyone is encouraged and challenged to find his or her musical voice.

The Department of Music offers a MASTER OF MUSIC in Composition, Conducting (choral or instrumental), or Performance (guitar, organ, percussion, piano, strings, winds, voice).

For those students anticipating study beyond the master's level, the Master of Arts normally leads to the Ph. D. or Ed. D. degrees, and the Master of Music normally leads to the D.M.A. degree. Graduate study may include intensive work in the performance area, continuing development of knowledge in music history and music analysis, philosophical and pedagogical training, and opportunities for electives and independent study in various areas of interest.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Our Masters programs are a minimum of 30 graduate units, with a minimum of 15 graduate units of core study for all graduate music students, and a minimum of 15 graduate units in the area of study.

Music Core (15 units)

Area of Specialization (15 units)