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The MA in Popular Music and Culture offers in-depth study of popular music in its musical, cultural, and industrial contexts. The program harnesses the resources of two faculties to facilitate inquiry into aspects of popular music that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Students study with distinguished popular music scholars, including Jonathan Burston, Norma Coates, James Grier, Jay Hodgson, Keir Keightley, Matt Stahl, and Robert Toft, all full-time faculty members. Students also tap into expertise across two faculties in music history, musical performance, music theory, copyright law, recording practice, songwriting, film music, gaming, television culture, journalism, visual arts, political economy, cultural theory, cultural history, information technology, cyberculture, gender and feminist theory, music education, human-computer interaction, ethnomusicology, critical race studies and more. Thesis, course-based, and creative project streams are available.