University Master’s Degree in Music as an Interdisciplinary Art

CalendarSeptember - June
ScheduleMonday to Friday, de 16:00 to 20:00
PlaceFaculty of Geography and History of UB
Faculty of letters of URV
Teaching languageCatalan, Spanish
Fees27,67 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022.

The university master’s degree in Music as an Interdisciplinary Art is intended to relate the different artistic disciplines that are involved jointly with music to stimulate artistic expressiveness, as in our times multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity are two of the most innovative proposals in both the research and professional world. Stress will be placed on showing the links that have been made in the different artistic intersections throughout the history of art, and specifically of the history and aesthetics of music. Music, plastic arts, visual arts, literature, cinema and new technologies will be the central points from which these intersections will be analysed.

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Access and Admission

Candidates must show a degree or be a graduate in any of the branches of human sciences, preferably in history of art, in history and sciences of music, in communication sciences, in audiovisual communication or in any of the musical specialities of the Esmuc or other higher musical education centres in the State.

S’admetran també llicenciats i graduats en d’altres Graduates will also be admitted from other university disciplines, but each case will be studied individually.

Given the direction of the Masters degree, it is not essential to have high-level musical knowledge, but this situation will be considered at the time of admission.


The programam consists of:

  • 30 compulsory credits (20 + 10 Master’s dissertation)

  • 30 optative credits (to be chosen from an offer of 60)

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  • To open the possibility of working in depth on the theoretical and practical fields of music to graduates in humanities, social sciences and other disciplines.

  • To develop knowledge in musical fields such as musical thought, in all aspects: audio-visual, management and sound practice.

  • To train graduates in human sciences and humanities in the specific knowledge of musical interdisciplinarity, the relationship between music, literature and plastic arts. To work on the particularities of bringing the world of thought to music.

  • To analyse the processes of permeabilisation of music in the media, the creation for these media, journalism and musical critique, and the importance of their penetration into society.

  • To encourage specific research in music.

Student profile

The masters is aimed to students in the area of humanities and social sciences, graduates in music, communication sciences and similar subjects who wish to complete their academic training with a systematic, rigorous approach to the audiovisual world, the media and musical critique, or who wish to research in the many domains of reference that the musical universe offers.


Coordinator UB: Dr. Josep Lluís i Falcó
Coordinator ESMUC: Dra. Melissa Mercadal

The Master has teaching staff from the three institutions that organize it: Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya Music. The collaboration of Milan and Fontanals Institute of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) is in process and, in addition, several specialist teachers and professionals in various areas of culture and music are part of it.

Professors ESMUC

Academic calendar

During the first semester the teaching of the compulsory master’s subjects is developed and in the second semester the optional ones. In order to compensate for the teaching hours of the two semesters, an optional subject is also taught during the first.

It should also be borne in mind that internships and master’s theses must be developed throughout the course, although the deadline for submitting them to the assessment is June (or, if ‘appropriate, also in September).

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