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The "CCRMA MA/MST program" is the Music Department's Master of Arts degree in Music, Science, and Technology.  This is a one-year master's program built primarily around CCRMA courses from fall through spring.
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The "CCRMA MA/MST program" is the Music Department's Master of Arts degree in Music, Science, and Technology.  This is a one- to two-year master's program built primarily around CCRMA courses from fall through spring.
  
See http://ccrma.stanford.edu/info/mst-info.html for a general description and summary of requirements.  The specific [http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/bulletin/7105.htm course requirements] are listed in the [http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/bulletin/7094.htm music section] of the [http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/bulletin/ Stanford Bulletin].
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See the [https://ccrma.stanford.edu/academics/masters CCRMA Website] for a general description and summary of requirements.  The specific [http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/bulletin/7105.htm course requirements] are listed in the [http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/bulletin/7094.htm music section] of the [http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/bulletin/ Stanford Bulletin]. See also [http://exploredegrees.stanford.edu/schoolofhumanitiesandsciences/music/#masterstext].
  
Note that there are no elective courses the first quarterHowever, if you have had most of the material in any required course, you can ask your adviser to replace that course with one better suited to your educational background and goals.
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While the MA/MST program is based on three full quarters of course work (ideally spread out over more time to provide ample time for projects), many courses contain project components that can be aimed toward researchIn many cases, research projects may span multiple course projects.  If you are interested in research emphasis, discuss with your instructor in all relevant CCRMA courses.
  
The default depth track in the MA/MST program is music/audio signal processingIn preparation for this track, it is good to learn/review Matlab, calculus, and complex numbers before starting Music 320.
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Regarding course units, the general guideline is that each unit corresponds to three hours per week of concentrated effort (including class time)Therefore, 15 units is nominally a 45 hour-per-week load (which is a LOT, since most of us spend a couple of hours for each concentrated hour of work produced.)  Try to make sure your program plan does not force you to take significantly more than 15 units in any quarter.  In general, winter quarter tends to be the most packed with units.
  
Alternative depth tracks can be worked out with your program adviser, in which case Music 320 is the only required signal-processing course.  Example alternative depth tracks include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for music, music perception/cognition, musical acoustics, recording technology, psychoacoustics/cognition, auditory display, MRI, networked audio, and computer-music composition.  In each case, an appropriate CCRMA faculty adviser will sponsor and help choose courses for your depth track.
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The [[MA_MST_Courses]] page gives list of required courses in 2009, and some of the electives commonly includedRequirements have changed somewhat since then, so consider this only a rough guide.
 
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While the MA/MST program is based on three quarters of course work, many courses contain project components that can be aimed toward research.  In many cases, research projects may span multiple course projects.  If you are interested in research emphasis, discuss with your instructor in all relevant CCRMA courses.
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Regarding course units, the general guideline is that each unit corresponds to three hours per week of concentrated effort (including class time)Therefore, 15 units is nominally a 45 hour-per-week load (which is a LOT, since most of us spend a couple of hours for each concentrated hour of work produced.)  Try to make sure your program plan does not force you to take significantly more than 15 units in any quarter.  In general, winter quarter tends to be the most packed with units.
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The "CCRMA MA/MST program" is the Music Department's Master of Arts degree in Music, Science, and Technology. This is a one- to two-year master's program built primarily around CCRMA courses from fall through spring.

See the CCRMA Website for a general description and summary of requirements. The specific course requirements are listed in the music section of the Stanford Bulletin. See also [1].

While the MA/MST program is based on three full quarters of course work (ideally spread out over more time to provide ample time for projects), many courses contain project components that can be aimed toward research. In many cases, research projects may span multiple course projects. If you are interested in research emphasis, discuss with your instructor in all relevant CCRMA courses.

Regarding course units, the general guideline is that each unit corresponds to three hours per week of concentrated effort (including class time). Therefore, 15 units is nominally a 45 hour-per-week load (which is a LOT, since most of us spend a couple of hours for each concentrated hour of work produced.) Try to make sure your program plan does not force you to take significantly more than 15 units in any quarter. In general, winter quarter tends to be the most packed with units.

The MA_MST_Courses page gives list of required courses in 2009, and some of the electives commonly included. Requirements have changed somewhat since then, so consider this only a rough guide.