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Music, Mind and Technology – Master’s Progr amme

[Apologies for duplicate postings.]

Dear Colleague,

Please distribute this message to anyone who might be interested in Music, Mind and Technology. Thank you.

With kind regards,
Prof. Petri Toiviainen
Department of Music
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

The University of Jyväskylä (Finland), Faculty of Humanities will launch the Master’s Degree Programme, Music, Mind and Technology (MMT), in September 2005. Deadline for applications is 31st March, 2005. For further information please visit: http://www.jyu.fi/musica/mmt

What is Music, Mind and Technology?
Music is ever-present in the modern world and affects people’s lives strongly in various ways. Many people spend a considerable amount of time daily listening to music, or playing a musical instrument. Music can affect and regulate our mood and emotions, and can be used as a therapeutic medium. It has also been found to be important for the development of children. Modern research and technology enable us to study such effects of music.

Music, Mind and Technology is a Master’s programme that leads to the Master of Arts -degree. The programme aims to acquaint you with the main areas of contemporary research of music perception and cognition, to familiarize you with the methods and equipment used in various applications of music technology, and to provide you with the skills needed for designing, executing and reporting empirical investigations. The latest technology, and recently completed studio facilities, will be utilized on this programme. The programme consists of 120 ECTS credits requiring two academic years of full-time study. The language of instruction is English.

Who can apply?
The programme is open to applicants from all over the world with Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, preferably majoring in one of the following fields: musicology, music education, music technology, acoustics, ethnomusicology, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, multimedia, information science, philosophy, mathematics and physics, or other relevant discipline. The applicants are expected to possess a basic knowledge of music theory and acoustics, as well as to be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English.

Further information and the application form: http://www.jyu.fi/musica/mmt
Programme Director: Professor Petri Toiviainen, tel. +358 14 260 1353, ptoiviai@cc.jyu.fi, Department of Music, P.O.Box 35 (M), FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä, FINLAND.

A printable version of this message can be downloaded at: http://www.jyu.fi/musica/mmt/MMT_engl.pdf