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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the Master of Arts in Music different from a Master of Music degree?
The M.A. in Music allows more flexibility in the curriculum and in structuring specialty areas as needed than the M.M.

I have a job that I don’t want to quit. Can I work on the M.A part-time or in the summer?
Yes. The course offering schedule will accommodate full-time professionals by offering evening courses during the academic year plus limited courses in the summer. Full-time study is considered to be nine credit hours per semester, but students may study part-time, taking as many courses as their schedule permits.

Can I major in a specific area, such as performance or conducting?
Two Concentrations are offered: the Conducting Concentration provides intense training in the art of conducting, with repertoire study included; and the Music Studies Concentration provides flexibility to allow students to focus on other areas of interest, such as instrumental and voice performance, music history, music education, composition, and more.

Does the UCF Music Department ever plan to offer a Master of Music degree?
The Music Department may consider a Master of Music in the future. However, the Master of Arts in Music has the flexibility to allow students to focus on their areas of interest.

Where can I get more information about graduate studies at UCF?
Visit the UCF College of Graduate Studies website

Are courses offered online?
The department offers a limited number of online courses in the M.A. in Music.