Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC) is proud to offer an exciting MA in Music and Culture designed to give students a dynamic forum where perspectives in “cultural musicology” can be explored in a uniquely flexible and integrated fashion.

Few other MA degrees of any kind in Canada highlight music as a central focus of interdisciplinary interest. Grounded in the practices of various music but conducted from within a wide range of theoretical approaches—including sociology, linguistics, critical theory, feminism, cultural studies, and ethnomusicology—the program’s distinctiveness is grounded in critical interdisciplinarity.

In this program students can choose from three primary streams to complete their degree:

  1. thesis with courses;
  2. major research essay with courses;
  3. coursework-only.

In addition to the MA in Music & Culture, students can also attain an MA in Music & Culture with a concentration in Digital Humanities.

Program Information

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