Master's Degree in Music Informatics

Virtual Reality Performance

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Institute for Music Informatics and Musicology

Gundi Rössler

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Master's Degree in Music Informatics with an Artistic or Scientific Focus

The Master's Degree in Music Informatics with an Artistic or Scientific Focus is yet another option. Basic knowledge of programming and musical are required. The course starts in the winter semester.

In the The Master's Degree Course in Music Informatics, students acquire in-depth scientific and technical knowledge as well as extensive artistic and practical skills. This occurs within the framework of an artistic or scientific focus. Artistic focus includes development and artistic treatment of interactive sensor-based systems and deepening knowledge and practices of creative programming. This enables students to develop new forms of expression on solid artistic and technical bases. Scientific focus teaches knowledge and practice of digital audio signal processing, audio software development, and audio and symbol-based musical information processing. Students receive extensive skills for activities in areas such as music research and music technology.

These focus areas are supplemented by courses and colloquiums devoted to current artistic, scientific, and technical developments as well as philosophical and aesthetic aspects of music informatics.

In addition, other individual priorities are possible, for example in the areas of empirical music research, immersive 3D environments, composition and performance, or music and sound design for film and games. Projects and internships offer the possibility of individual consolidation and practical work experience.

The master’s degree course consists of four semesters of study. It is completed with a written master's thesis and oral exam. The written master's thesis can be supplemented by an artistic or scientific-technical practical work or empirical research work.

Admission requirements are a completed course of study in a bachelor of arts course with a major in music informatics, a combined subject in music informatics/ musicology or another relevant initial university degree, for example in music technology, electronic composition, or computer science. Admission to studies with one of the focal points will be decided after an aptitude interview and assessment of previously submitted work samples.