MA in Music Theory

ben leibovitz"Although we’re one of the smallest programs at Western, there are a lot of talented people doing very impressive things here. "  Ben Leibovitz, MA Candidate, Music Theory

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Program Requirements

                

Course-based   

Thesis-based*  

Number of courses

7 half courses (or equivalent) 5 half courses (or equivalent)

Mandatory and recommended courses

9521y (half course) Resources and Current Areas of Research in Music Theory

1 half course in music analysis: 9519 or 9526

1 half course in history of music theory: 9560, 9561, 9562, or 9563

4 elective half courses, at least two of which must be in the area of music theory

Language requirement (proficiency in a language other than English, usually German or French)

9521y (half course) Resources and Current Areas of Research in Music Theory

1 half course in music analysis: 9519 or 9526

1 half course in history of music theory: 9560, 9561, 9562, or 9563

2 elective half courses

Language requirement (proficiency in a language other than English, usually German or French)

Other requirements

Viva Voce Examination Thesis

Expected duration of program

5 terms 5 terms

* Students must declare their intention to write a thesis after discussion with the Program Advisor by the end of the first term of registration. They must identify a thesis supervisor and submit a thesis proposal to the Graduate Committee no later than one month after the start of their third term of registration.

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