17 January 2011
The Department of Music is delighted to announce the launch of its new MA Programme in Music and Development. Drawing on theories from a range of cognate disciplines such as Theatre and Media for Development and Anthropology of Development, the MA Music and Development offers an integrated practical and theoretical forum for students to study ways that musical practices and processes can contribute towards development communications in selected contexts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Students on the MA Music and Development programme will also conduct in-depth study on the musical styles and cultures of one of these regions, and may choose from a wide range of 'minor' courses in Music, Anthropology, Migration Studies or other disciplines taught at SOAS.
The programme draws on the expertise of staff in Music at SOAS and will be co-taught by Professor Mercédès Pavlicevic, Director of Research at the leading British music therapy charity, Nordoff-Robbins. It will also encourage inter-disciplinary dialogue with other relevant departments and centres within SOAS.
For further details, see 'MA Music and Development'