Hyeonjin Park
Musicology – Research Focus: Player engagement with music and sound in video games

Hyeonjin Park is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Musicology at UCLA. Previously, they completed a M.A. in Music at the University of Bristol as a Fulbright Scholar, and a B.A. in English Literature and Music at Mount Holyoke College. Their interdisciplinary research explores player engagement with music and sound in video games within a sociocultural framework. Additional research interests include music, sound, and nostalgia; media studies; and the formation of identity through music and sound. Hyeonjin is actively involved in the ludomusicology community.

Explore Other Degrees

Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
Music History & Industry
Combining Musicology and the Music Industry minor for practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories
Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music
Music Performance Jazz
A highly selective M.M. program in partnership with the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz