Electronic music education courses and degrees are offered by numerous universities throughout the world. Nevertheless, it is important for applicants to realize that in contrast to traditional music education, electronic music education courses are quite rare and not all of them are created equal. In order to let you know about the best electronic music courses and degrees, we provide you with the top 5 institutions offering electronic music education.
The best universities offering electronic music education are represented by such countries as Australia, the USA, the UK and Canada. All courses and degrees mentioned below are available in English and welcome international students.
Australian National University
According to the World Rankings, Australian National University takes the 48th position in the list of 250 best universities in the world. Situated in Canberra, the capital of Australia, the university offers 2 postgraduate courses in electronic music education: a Flexible double degree in Master of Music/Master of Digital Arts and a Flexible double degree in Master of Digital Arts/Master of Music. Both degrees take 3 years to complete and the annual tuition fee is $31,527.
Indiana University Bloomington
The university is located in Bloomington, Indiana. Its population is made up of 48,000 students, including international ones. It is worth to mention that Indiana University Bloomington is considered to be the largest and the best in Indiana State. According to World Ranking of the best universities in the world, it takes the 117th position.
All those who want to study electronic music in Indiana University Bloomington can consider the option of applying to its postgraduate degree course that lasts for 30 credit hours – Master of Music in Computer Music Composition. The tuition fee is $36,884 per year.
Arizona State University
Arizona State University located in Tempe, Arizona, is known as the sixth-largest United States University by enrollment. It has 5 campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, and 4 regional learning centers throughout Arizona. According to the World Ranking, Arizona State University takes the 126th position in the list of the 250 best universities in the world.
The university offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for those who want to become professionals in the field of electronic music. There is an undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Arts in Digital Culture – Music. It lasts for 120 credit hours and will cost you $29,512 per year. Also, there is a postgraduate program: Master of Music in Composition – Interdisciplinary Digital Media. It lasts for 32 credit hours and will cost you $24,206 per year.
University of Leeds
The UK’s seventh-largest university by enrollment, the University of Leeds, is situated in Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1831 and today the university offers a number of progressive courses and degrees, including a postgraduate degree in electronic music – Electronic and Computer Music MA. It will take you just a year to complete your degree and the cost of the study is $21,371 per year.
It is worth to mention that the University of Leeds, ranked 139th in the list of the best universities in the world according to World Rankings, offers some scholarships for its students. For more information, visit the university’s website: www.leeds.ac.uk.
Queen’s University at Kingston takes the 251st place in the list of the best universities in the world according to the World Rankings. The university was established nearly 200 years ago, in 1841, so it predates Canada’s founding by 26 years. There are numerous courses offered and all those interested in getting an education in the field of electronic music can apply for the university’s undergraduate degree – Bachelor of Music Degree (BMus)/Diploma in Music and Digital. It will take you 5 years to complete your study.
The important thing to note that Undergraduate tuition fee for international students is about $22,000, while domestic undergraduate tuition fee is $5,200.