What is Low-Residency?

We understand that you need a master’s program that is geared to your livelihood-and your life. Goucher College’s distance education format is simple, convenient, and extremely effective. We pioneered the low-residency master’s degree to give working professionals a graduate education that will inform and engage them and strengthen their abilities to address the complex and ever-changing field of digital arts.

Serving as tutors and mentors rather than traditional lecturers, our faculty meets face-to-face with students during sessions held twice a year on Goucher’s beautiful campus. Throughout the course of the academic year, they maintain close contact with students utilizing online, interactive classrooms, as well as other forms of written and verbal communication.  Students are also offered opportunities to travel with faculty and peers for transformative experiential learning and networking events.

Our low-residency structure means that wherever you are, you’ll have the attention of top professionals from around the nation. You’ll address real-world issues that directly affect your community and your discipline. You’ll form friendships and professional relationships that will be invaluable throughout your career. And you’ll graduate with an advanced degree that will enhance your ability to make a lasting contribution to music and the arts.