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Master’s Degree in Musical Mediation, Management and Dissemination

European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Level 7 and Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) Level 3 Degree.

Approval Certificate of the Master’s Degree


Innovative and pioneering official two-year Masters in Spain (120 ECTS)

We prepare you in a highly prestigious school for the jobs of the future

The only Masters in Spain to provide practical training for specialists in social musical projects

Do-it-yourself: Create, produce, champion, disseminate and sell your personal project

Learn from sector professionals and get to know the field with the best teachers

Make your idea your research project and, if you wish, prepare yourself for later studies at doctorate level

Blended learning


REGISTRATION: from 10th July to 3rd September 2023.
MATRICULATION: ONLINE, merit rating during September 2023
ACADEMIC CALENDAR: From the end of September 2023 to June 2024
PLACES OFFERED (September): 17



Contact for further information:

Musikene. Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco (Higher Centre of Music of the Basque Country).
Europa Plaza no. 2
20018 Donostia-San Sebastián

  • Number of credits of the qualification: 120 ECTS
  • Compulsory subjects: 75
  • Optional subjects: 12 ECTS
  • Work experience: 16 ECTS
  • Dissertation: 17 ECTS
1st YEAR
COMP Project laboratory I 12
COMP Professional development 5
COMP Sociology of music: audiences and contexts 7
COMP Theory and methodology of Musical Mediation 7
OP Optional 1 6
DISS Methodology of research 5
COMP Pedagogical innovation: resources and design of materials I 7
COMP Musical Management and Production I 3
P External work experience I 8
2nd YEAR
COMP Project laboratory II 12
COMP Stage training 10
COMP Musical Management and Production II 3
COMP Pedagogical innovation: resources and design of materials II 3
OP Optional 2 6
P External work experience II 8
COMP Communication: management, dissemination, innovation 6
DISS Dissertation 12
Contents and methodology

The Masters Degree is structured in six modules:

  • Compulsory Module I – Musical Mediation: focusses on the specific subjects referring to musical mediation and management and educational innovation.
  • Module II – Creation of Projects: focussed on the development of competences which allow the students to experience, from a practical approach, the different possibilities music has to provide a vehicle for messages, actions and interventions in different social and cultural contexts.
  • Module III – Musical Management and Dissemination: focussed on the development of competences which allow the students to discover the professional reality of music, as well as other subjects which complement training from the deep knowledge of musical institutions, their spaces, their structure, their functioning and the different communication and management possibilities of projects.
  • Optional Module IV : offers material which widens the range of knowledge presented in the compulsory modules, shining a spotlight on the artistic and cultural avant-garde and current social problems, placing the mediator’s role in context.
  • Module V – Work Experience: presents the opportunity to gain work experience in institutions carrying out musical activities in the fields of education and/or social work.
  • Module VI – Dissertation: this will allow the students to demonstrate the acquisition of appropriate competences for the Masters and the carrying out of a research dissertation which will be presented in public.

Type of Teaching: Blended learning, with online and face-to-face classes

Group classes

External work experience, in institutions which carry out musical activities in the field of musical and cultural mediation and management.

The defence of the Dissertation will be held in public, once the rest of the Master’s Degree credits have been passed.

Group classes will be in Spanish and individual classes will be in the preferred language agreed between the teacher and student (Spanish, Basque, English or French).

We recommend a knowledge of English for bibliographic consultations.

The geographical origins of the teaching staff are very diverse and international, so they are bilingual to a large extent.

The school will facilitate the learning of different languages (Spanish, Basque, English, French and German) by means of its linguistic programme.

Access and admission

Student selection will be made by means of evaluation of merits.

Registration for access tests:

Registration dates: from 10th July to 3rd September 2023

Interested persons must complete the registration form and send the following documentation to the Musikene address, or by email to

  1. Photocopy of National Identity Document, residence card, identity card or current passport.
  2. Academic transcript, showing gradings and examinations in all required subjects to access official Masters studies.
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of motivation for taking this Masters and other merits which the candidate wishes to contribute.
Evaluation of merits:

Weighting scale:

  • Qualifications corresponding to the Masters access speciality: up to 30%.
  • Academic transcript: up to 20%.
  • Curriculum Vitae: up to 20%
  • Letter of motivation and other merits: up to 30%

Publication of results: before 15th September

Access requirements

To be in possession of an official qualification in higher arts education, an official qualification or graduate degree or its equivalent from an institution of the European Higher Education Area or to finish the studies of the aforementioned qualification during the 2022/2023 academic year.

Likewise, students may also access the course with qualifications from educational systems outside the European Higher Education prior checking by the competent educational administration that they show an equivalent level of training.

Presentation of the qualification (or the receipt for payment of the rights to it) will be required upon enrolment. Those students who are currently undertaking the final year may submit this documentation at the end of it. In the latter case, such documentation should be submitted by October 15, 2023.

Teaching Staff

Musical Mediation:

Theory and methodology of Musical Mediation: Manuel Cañas (Guest teacher)

Sociology of music: audiences and contexts: Ana García Urcola, Patxi del Campo (Guest teacher)

Pedagogical innovation: resources and design of materials I: Maite Bilbao, Lucía Pérez, Juan Solaguren, Patxi del Campo (Guest teacher)

Pedagogical innovation: resources and design of materials II: Maite Bilbao, Lucía Pérez


Creation of Projects:

Stage training: Carlos Crooke

Project laboratory I: Mikel Cañada, Manuel Cañas (Guest teachers)

Project laboratory II: Mikel Cañada (Guest teachers)


Musical Management and Dissemination:

Communication: management, dissemination, innovation: Mª José Cano, Juan Solaguren, Guest teachers

Musical Management and Production I: José Ignacio Abanda (Guest teacher)

Musical Management and Production II: Iñigo Alberdi (Guest teacher)

Professional management: Mª José Cano, Juan Solaguren, Guest teachers


Optional subjects:

Recording and post-production techniques: Juanan Ros

Art and society: Itziar Larrinaga, Stefano Scarani

Inter-cultural dialogue and new audiences: Elix Etxebeste, Ana García Urcola, Gotzone Higuera

Creative and aesthetic thought of the 20th and 21st centuries: Elix Etxebeste


Work experience

Work experience I and II: Each student will have a work experience tutor



Methodology of research: Mª José Aramberri, Itziar Larrinaga

Dissertation: PHD teachers

Enrolment and Grants

The Masters Degree can be carried out in two years full-time, with matriculation of 60 ECTS per academic year, or part-time in three years, with a minimum matriculation of 45 ECTS in the first academic year. Each year, the matriculated credits during that academic year are paid.

Complete matriculation per academic year (60 ECTS): 3900 euro.

Payment will be made in 3 instalments:

  • a third at matriculation
  • the remaining amount in two halves, one in November and the other in February.

If you are a qualified ex-student of Musikene, you will enjoy a 15% discount on the price of matriculation.

Exclusive scholarships for this Master’s programme students:
  • Two scholarships of 1.000 euros each for the two candidates who gets the highest score in the entrance exams.
  • In addition, access with the support of Musikene to fourteen scholarships of 2,500 euros from the Carasso Foundation for specialized studies in Cultural Mediation.
General grants:
  • Basque Government grants: Students resident in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country can gain access to the grants the Basque Government gives annually to carry out university studies and other higher studies.

Ministry of Education grants: Students residing outside the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country can gain access to general grants for those students carrying out post-compulsory education given annually by the Ministry of Education.

  • The Royal Decree 1614/2009, of 26 October, establishes the regulation of higher artistic studies regulated by Organic Law 2/2006. Article 7 of this Royal Decree authorises higher artistic education centres to offer masters degrees.
  • Homologation of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training.