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Master’s Degree in Music Pedagogue, Master of Culture and Arts

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Evolving Musical Working Life Skills
             
Evolving Musical Skills 10
Reforming Music Education 5
Advanced Knowledge of Music Pedagogy 5
Music Pedagogical Leadership and Development Competence 5
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Free-choice Studies
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Master´s Thesis
             
Thesis 30
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The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

The degree title of the master’s degree programme is Master of Culture and Arts. The extent of the degree is 60 credits and it takes a year to complete the degree.


KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates have the abilities to work in demanding expert and development tasks in the field of music.

Graduates have an up-to-date, extensive and deep music pedagogy expertise for working life needs and music teacherhood.

Based on their choice, students have developed their competence in an instrument, voice, choral conducting, music theory, music writing, music technology, or event production. Students have deepened their prior competence or extended it to new fields.

Students can direct their competence through free-choice studies based on their development project or professional needs.

In their master’s thesis students focus on innovative application of their practical artistic, pedagogical or research and development competence.


KEY CONTENTS AND OCCUPATIONAL PROFILES

The basis for the degree programme are working life changes in the field of music. Graduates can work in diverse teaching, management and development tasks at different levels of music education. Graduates can also work as musicians or independent entrepreneurs.

The key contents are:

Developing music competence
1-2 competence fields from the following based on the student’s choice:
- instrument competence
- choral conducting
- music theory
- music writing
- music technology
- event production

Developing music pedagogy competence
- developing music teacherhood
- music pedagogy in vocational and higher education
- current fields of music pedagogy
- use of information and communication technology in music education
- music pedagogy management and development competence

It is also possible to include studies from TAMK’s other degree programmes or other higher education institutions into the free-choice studies.

The master’s thesis can focus on artistic or pedagogical competence or applied research and development competence.


International student and teacher exchanges, such as master’s courses, support the high level of the degree programme.

TAMK’s international piano pedagogy laboratory is a special learning environment related to R&D&I and internationality.

Functioning working life connections, cooperation within TAMK’s School of Art, Music and Media, as well as internationality diversify the degree programme.


BASIC VALUES

Our values are:
Musical, pedagogical and cultural competence
Competence and working life development through artistic activities and applied research
Dynamism in changing working life
Individualism and communality in professional growth
Internationality and cultural education


STRUCTURE OF STUDIES

Professional studies 25 cr
Free-choice studies 5 cr
Master’s thesis 30 cr
In all 60 cr


MODE OF STUDY

The Master’s Degree Programme in Music focuses on theory-based practical learning and skills practice. Some courses involve individual instruction, which characterises the education internationally. A significant part of the studies is implemented in small or large groups, or by working as a member of musical ensembles, such as a symphony orchestra or choir. The degree programme includes contact teaching, independent work, distance learning, working life projects, and possibly online studies.