The MA in Popular Music and Culture offers in-depth study of popular music in its musical, cultural, and industrial contexts. The program harnesses the resources of two faculties to facilitate inquiry into aspects of popular music that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.
The MA in Popular Music and Culture is one of Western’s interdisciplinary graduate programs, and is supported jointly by the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.
Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:
Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of popular music and have the ability to manage the curriculum's diverse requirements. We suggest competence in one of the following areas: music history (including artists, genres, and repertoires); music technology; discography; music business; theory; performance; criticism.
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language: