Master of Arts Cultures of Modernity in Music and Sound

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

The Master of Arts in Cultures of Modernity in Music and Sound delves deep into the intricate dynamics of music and sound within the framework of modern societies and globalization. Rather than focusing solely on specific musical genres, this program explores the social, cultural, technological, and media-historical contexts in which music is created, performed, and consumed. By examining the evolving landscape of music production and consumption, students gain insights into the transformative power of music in shaping contemporary societies.


In this program, students hone their critical thinking skills by analyzing academic theories and discourses surrounding music and sound. They also develop methodological competencies to independently conceptualize and execute research projects. Through the lens of musical globalization, students gain a nuanced understanding of intercultural communication and its implications in today’s interconnected world. Upon completion, graduates are equipped to pursue diverse career paths in media, music publishing, cultural management, academia, and more.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree in musicology or related discipline
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1)
  1. Music and Society
  2. Sound Cultures in Global Contexts
  3. Media-Historical Perspectives on Music
  4. Modernity and Music Production
  5. Intercultural Communication in Music
  6. Research Methodologies in Music Studies
  7. Music Criticism and Analysis
  8. Music and Digital Media

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of this program have gone on to excel in various industries, leveraging their deep understanding of music cultures and modernity. Alumni have secured positions in media organizations, music production companies, cultural institutions, and academia. Their diverse skill set and interdisciplinary knowledge make them valuable assets in today’s dynamic job market.

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