The Graduate Institute of Musicology currently offers PhD and MA programs. International students interested in applying to the institute should visit the website of National Taiwan University's Office of International Affairs for application information and procedures and financial aid opportunities. 

 

Masters Curriculum

To receive the Masters degree, students take courses totaling twenty-four credits and write a thesis.

Course requirements:

Proseminar: Theory and Methodology of Musicology I & II (three credits each for two semesters)

Colloquium Series (guest lectures; one credit each for three semesters)

Elective Graduate Seminars (covering the remainder of the twenty-four credits)

Additionally, students without an extensive music-theoretical background are required to take a prerequisite course in Western music theory (three credits, but not counting towards the twenty-four needed to receive the degree), and all students must fulfill the foreign languages ​​requirement by demonstrating proficiency in a second foreign language related to the student's research (in addition to English and Chinese).

During the second semester of study, students begin meeting with prospective thesis advisers. The adviser, after he or she is chosen, assists the student in preparing a thesis proposal which is presented in an oral exam. If this exam is passed successfully, the student then writes the thesis under the guidance of the adviser, and upon completion of the thesis presents a final oral exam. Successfully passing this second exam qualifies the student to receive the Masters degree.

Doctorate Curriculum

To receive the Doctor of Philosophy, students take a minimum of twenty credits and write a dissertation.

Course requirements:

Colloquium Series in Musicology (one credit each for four semesters).

Doctoral Colloquium (one credit each for four semesters).

Elective Graduate Seminars (covering the remainder of the twenty credits)

Additionally, students without an extensive music-theoretical background are required to take a prerequisite course in Western music theory (three credits, but not counting towards the twenty needed to receive the degree), and all students must fulfill the foreign languages ​​requirement by demonstrating proficiency in a second foreign language related to the student's research (in addition to English and Chinese).

PHD students are required to pass a doctoral candidate qualification examination, publish their work in at least one academic journal, and spend a minimum of two months abroad to satisfy an “international experience” requirement.

Students select a doctoral advisor by halfway point of the first semester of their second year that will assist the student in preparing their dissertation proposal. Students will submit a paper dissertation proposal by the second semester of the second year of study that will also be presented in an oral defense examination. Once the proposal passes examination, the student writes the dissertation under guidance of the advisor, and upon completion the final dissertation will also undergo a final oral examination which once successfully passed qualifies the student to receive the PHD.

 

Financial Information

The estimated total cost of study for the 2018-2019 academic year, including tuition, books, and living expenses, is 270,000 to 350,000 New Taiwanese Dollars (or approximately US$9,000-11,700); tuition per semester is NT$51,280 (US$1,700). A full schedule of fees is available here. Information on scholarships for international's students is available here.  A limited number of paid research and administrative assistantships are offered by the Graduate Institute of Musicology and through funded research projects of the Institute's full-time faculty members, and may be applied for following enrollment in the institute's program.

 



 
 
 
Graduate Seminars

TitleInstructor
Analysis of Historical Recordings of Taiwan MusicYing-fen WANG
Beethoven: Music and ReputationJen-yen CHEN
Cognitive Psychology of MusicChen-gia TSAI
Hearing History and ModernityFumitaka YAMAUCHI
Historical Recordings and Taiwan MusicYing-fen WANG
Issues on Musical Modernity: Music, Technology and FormChien-chang YANG
Jazz MusicJen-yen CHEN
Listening-oriented Music Analysis and Analytical TechniquesYuh-wen WANG
Media, Machine, Music: a Graduate SeminarFumitaka YAMAUCHI
Modernity, Colonialism and Music in East AsiaFumitaka YAMAUCHI
Music and ConsciousnessYuh-wen WANG, Yunn-wen LIEN
Music and RomanticismJen-yen CHEN
Music and the 19th CenturyChien-chang YANG
Music Culture in Modern ChinaTung SHEN
Music Cultures of AsiaYing-fen WANG
Music SociologyJen-yen CHEN
Music, body, mind and SpiritualityYuh-wen WANG
Musicological Research Seminar (I)Ying-fen WANG, Chien-chang YANG
Musicological Research Seminar (II)Yuh-wen WANG, Jen-yen CHEN
Musicological Research Seminar (III)Ying-fen WANG, Chien-chang YANG
Musicological Research Seminar (V)Fumitaka YAMAUCHI, Chien-chang YANG
Musicological Research Seminar (VI)Yuh-wen WANG, Jen-yen CHEN
New Music in the Twentieth CenturyChien-chang YANG
Pro-seminar on Musicology (I)Ying-fen WANG, Fumitaka YAMAUCHI, Chien-chang YANG
Pro-seminar on Musicology (II)Yuh-wen WANG, Jen-yen CHEN
Readings in European Music AestheticsChien-chang YANG
Readings in Technique, Material, and Form in MusicChien-chang YANG
Seminar on Taiwan Music HistoryYing-fen WANG
Soundscape / sound Art: Concepts and PracticesYannick DAUBY, Chien-chang YANG
Sources for Taiwan Music HistoryYing-fen WANG
Studying Popular Music FumitakaYAMAUCHI
Western Music and AsiaJen-yen CHEN

General Education Courses for Undergraduates

TitleInstructor
Exploring Taiwan: Selected Topics on Culture and SocietySzu-wei CHEN
Expressions of Love in MusicChen-gia TSAI
Global Music CultureSzu-wei CHEN
Gu Qin Music: Appreciation and Practice (I)Kung-yuan LEE
Introduction to the Music of TaiwanSzu-wei CHEN
Introduction to Western Music TheoryYuh-wen WANG, Jen-yen CHEN, Chien-chang YANG
Love and Death in European MusicLap-kwan KAM
Mahler and Viennese ModernismLap-kwan KAM
MozartJen-yen CHEN
Music and Culture in Baroque ItalyJen-yen CHEN
Music, Evolution and the BrainChen-gia TSAI
Music, the Brain and EvolutionChen-gia TSAI
Nanguan Music: Appreciation and Practice (I)Xin-xin WANG
Performances and Exhibitions of Diseases and DisastersChen-gia TSAI
Popular Songs in Modern ChinaTung SHEN

 



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