Masters Degree in Composition in Europe

Best Masters Degrees in Composition in Europe 2017

Composition

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Composition as an academic subject focuses on the creation and arrangement of original musical scores. Choosing to study composition may help lead scholars to employment in the theater arts as stage producers, in academia as music teachers or professors, or as music publishers or critics.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

Master in Composition in Europe

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Master In Education Sciences - Music Education

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Composition in Europe 2017. Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Music Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives 1. Preparing the education system managers with a deeper knowledge in Music and Music Pedagogy and didactics. 2. To analyze the philosophical, sociological and psychological dimensions of education and understand their importance for effective teaching and learning in Music. 3. To acquire specialized knowledge, methods and approaches that will help them innovate in the field of music and their teaching. 4. Acquire skills to manage practical aspects of the teaching of music and design educational interventions for effective solution of problems in... [-]

Master in Music

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

The MMus Programme is designed to enhance students? existing qualifications and their ability to excel in today's professional environment, where musicians must posses exceptional training as both teachers and performers. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Music (MMus, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle Language of Instruction: English/Greek Mode of Study: Full-time and Part-time are both possible. Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The MMus Programme is designed to enhance students? existing qualifications and their ability to excel in today's professional environment, where musicians must posses exceptional training as both teachers and performers. Accordingly, the MMus programme provides equal emphasis on the students? artistic and pedagogical training in their specific performance area, along with coursework that will enhance their ability to conduct independent research and pursue a career characterized by self-motivated lifelong learning in their field. Career Prospects: Performing Musicians, Music Teachers, Arts Professionals (management, foundation work, etc.), Music Scholars Access to Further Studies: Graduates from this degree will be eligible to continue for additional post-graduate study in any area of music, as well as music related study of education. This may include work towards an additional master's degree or on a PhD or DMus degree. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate high technical skills of artistic expression. 2. Express knowledge of a wide variety... [-]

Master in Music Composition with Technologies

ESMUC Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

This Master’s program was designed and offered for the first time in the school year 2007–2008 as part of the ECMCT (European Course for Musical Composition and Technologies), the Leonardo da Vinci European project. This project aims to define contents and methodologies at a high level for a post-graduate course based on the latest technologies. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Composition in Europe 2017. Introduction This Master’s program was designed and offered for the first time in the school year 2007–2008 as part of the ECMCT (European Course for Musical Composition and Technologies), the Leonardo da Vinci European project. This project aims to define contents and methodologies at a high level for a post-graduate course based on the latest technologies. This project was developed in collaboration with prestigious European institutions specializing in this field: IRCAM (Paris), Technische Universität (Berlin), Universität der Künste (Berlin), Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler (Karlsruhe and Weimar), Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), Muzyka Centrum Art Society (Krakow), Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Tallinn). The current Master’s in Musical Composition with technologies draws on the experience and covers many different technical aspects and specialized programs, as well as concepts and techniques inherent in the creation and structuring of a well elaborated musical discourse. This discourse includes both the aspects of the instrumental writing and the technology. The knowledge acquired in this program converges in the elaboration of a mixed work for instrument and electronics in a free format that could be with instrument and tape or a work which interfaces and/or interacts in real time. Objectives The principal objective of the program is to offer a specialized course for composers or music professionals who want to incorporate the latest technology into their productions. This course will provide the necessary tools in order for the students: To know and to understand how to use the main concepts... [-]

Master in Composition of Soundtracks and Music for Audiovisual Media

ESMUC Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Music composed for images draws its sources directly from the stage (opera, musicals, theater, ballet), from cinema and television. It fills the world of advertising and, most recently, of videogames, videoclips and the internet. [+]

Introduction Music composed for images draws its sources directly from the stage (opera, musicals, theater, ballet), from cinema and television. It fills the world of advertising and, most recently, of videogames, videoclips and the internet. The complexity and depth required to cover this wide variey of elements, musical parameters and sounds to the different image formats requires an exclusive training program with highly specialized studies which are now offered in the post graduate studies at the Esmuc. Objectives To offer specialization in sound creation for audiovisual media. The program requires that students have the resources necessary for composition of soundtracks, publicity, and other specializations derived from music for audiovisual media. To master production and post-production techniques of sound production and, simultaneously, to use the main concepts and computer tools applicable to the production and creation of music for cinema and audiovisual media. Student profile The Masters is intended for graduates in music, composers, musical artists and sound designers with experience in the field of composition or sound audiovisual productions. Programme Recording techniques Fundamentals of Composition Analysis of Music for Film and Video Fundamentals of orchestration Sound Design History of Audiovisual Music Audio recording workshop Scoring for film and multimedia Orchestration for film and multimedia MIDI Orchestration Other media formats Final project Schedule Classes are scheduled everyday from 18 to 20 h 1st term (October to December) Monday: Recording techniques Tuesday: Fundamentals of Composition Wednesday: Analysis of Music for Film and Video Thursday: Fundamentals of orchestration Friday: Sound Design 2nd term... [-]

MA Composition

Iceland Academy of the Arts
Campus Full time August 2017 Iceland Reykjavik

This is a two-year study programme of 120 ECTS. The MA-programme in music composition provides the student the means to establish and develop his/her area of speciality as a composer. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Composition in Europe 2017. This is a two-year study programme of 120 ECTS. The MA-programme in music composition provides the student the means to establish and develop his/her area of speciality as a composer. The student can choose from different modules regarding musical theory, electro-acoustics, instrumentation and composition to support his/her field. In addition, with the aim of developing the students professional skills, the student can choose from programmes in entrepreneurship, project management or artistic reflective research. Practical information 120 ECTS two-year full-time study Interviews with applicants take place in May. Admissions will be announced in May The autumn semester begins August 25 Maximum number of students for MA Composition is 4 students per year Teaching is in English Tuition for the school-year 2016-17 is ISK 796.000 per academic year. Please send following documentation by post along with electronic application: successfully submitted electronic form signed print-out of the electronic form and motivation letter CV certified copy of degree certificates and school transcripts Portfolio of works Please visit our webpage for further information about the program: www.lhi.is/en [-]

Master of Music (MMus)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Are you aiming to make music your life’s work? Are you aspiring to become an opera singer, a concert artist or orchestral musician; to accompany, compose or arrange; to work as a freelance instrumentalist or to be a conductor, music leader or animateur. You may be planning to coach or... [+]

Master of Music (MMus) Are you aiming to make music your life’s work? Are you aspiring to become an opera singer, a concert artist or orchestral musician; to accompany, compose or arrange; to work as a freelance instrumentalist or to be a conductor, music leader or animateur. You may be planning to coach or teach, either as the sole focus of your professional life or, more likely, as part of a portfolio career. You might have your sights set on doctoral study, on making a contribution to Scotland’s vibrant traditional music culture or may perhaps wish to fulfil one of the vital specialist music roles in related art forms such as ballet. Whatever your rationale for applying to the Royal Conservatoire’s MMus, you will be here to refine and extend your musicianship in preparation for your next steps. With this range of individual aspiration in mind, we have designed the Masters framework to offer you a great deal of choice and flexibility around your core principal study, however that is defined. The level of choice and flexibility also reflects the reality that you will probably pursue a portfolio career, either by necessity or through choice.Whatever your individual rationale for study, the Royal Conservatoire’s Masters framework takes as its starting point the notion that you already have a broad base of skills, knowledge and understanding, and a realistic and well-focused sense of what you need to build on that base to reach higher levels of accomplishment and understanding. Taught postgraduate programmes... [-]

Master Degree in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo)

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Masters in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo) is a joint masters programme for educating performers and composers used to creative interaction during the preparation and presentation of new music and having a high proficiency in working across disciplines and with new technologies. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Composition in Europe 2017. Master Degree in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo) Masters in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo) is a joint masters programme for educating performers and composers used to creative interaction during the preparation and presentation of new music and having a high proficiency in working across disciplines and with new technologies. The programme is designed for 2 years (4 semesters) of studies. Each institution is responsible for organizing, carrying out and ensuring quality of academic work during one semester. The responsibility shall be divided as follows: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (1st semester); Royal College of Music in Stockholm (2nd semester); National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon (3rd semester); Hamburg University of Music and Theatre ( 4th semester). Organisation of Semesters The CoPeCo Masters Programme is a full-time joint programme (120 ECTS) divided into four semesters of study (30 ECTS each). You will spend each semester in a different institution and country, as follows: 1st semester: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonia... [-]

Masters of Music: Music Technology

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Birmingham Conservatoire’s taught Master of Music (MMus) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) courses in Music Technology provide an opportunity for composers and composer-performers to experiment with and develop expertise in the creative application of established and new music technologies. Our principal aim is to help you to develop as a music technologist within the context of a broadly-based course. We will support your professional development by equipping you with a range of specialist and transferable skills. Importantly, our postgraduate music technology courses will provide you with opportunities for collaboration with a variety of performers, conductors, composers and other music technologists as appropriate to your style. [+]

Key Facts

Evidenced by its two international Integra projects, Birmingham Conservatoire is an important international centre for performance and composition with technology, especially live electronics. You will have the chance to network with leading professionals from around the world through the Conservatoire’s leading role in Integra. Our courses include weekly individual specialist tuition with world-leading practitioners and researchers. You will have access to cutting-edge facilities, including our 150-seat Recital Hall, customized for performance with technology, the only space of its kind in a UK conservatoire.  You will have access to regular masterclasses with distinguished visiting composers and performers. You will have opportunities for collaboration with advanced performers and there will be frequent chances to have works performed, including by our own contemporary music ensemble, Thallein, and by other ensembles. Our postgraduate music technology courses give you the chance to develop a distinctive musical voice within the context of a broadly based course, enhancing your employability. ... [-]

Masters of Music: Jazz (Performance or Composition)

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Birmingham Conservatoire is renowned for its Jazz courses, which are tailored specifically to meet the needs of developing jazz musicians. Designed for recent graduates and suitably-qualified mature students, our taught Master of Music (MMus) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) courses in Jazz are designed to provide bespoke advanced-level tuition to Jazz Performers or Composers. Performance courses are built around the art of improvisation, while Composers are encouraged to develop an individual style. We also offer a PgCert programme for Jazz performers, details of which are available separately from conservatoire.admissions@bcu.ac.uk. Key Facts • You will receive weekly individual specialist tuition. • All of our tutors are professional jazz musicians active on today’s scene, and our masterclass series involves coaching from major international jazz artists. • Jazz students have regular performance and rehearsal opportunities with both small and large ensembles. • Our postgraduate Jazz programmes provide students with the opportunity to develop a distinctive musical voice. • We will support your professional development and enhance your employability by equipping you with a range of specialist and transferable skills. [+]

Entry Requirements

MMus

You should normally possess at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree (preferably Music) with a minimum of 60% in a relevant area of your final-year work. Non-UK candidates should normally possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree or a similar degree equivalent Diploma from a conservatoire or equivalent institution. You will need to demonstrate at audition/interview that you possess appropriate skills in jazz performance / jazz composition.

PgDip

You should normally possess at least a Lower Second Class Honours Degree (preferably Music) with a minimum of 60% in a relevant area of your final-year work. Non-UK candidates should normally possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree or a similar degree equivalent Diploma from a conservatoire or equivalent institution.  You will need to demonstrate at audition/interview that you possess appropriate skills in jazz performance / jazz composition.... [-]


Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. [+]

Composition and Creative Practice MMus The Master of Music in Composition and Creative Practice is designed to enable students to develop their compositional practice in a dynamic, rigorous and supportive creative environment. It aims to provide training in a range of approaches, introducing tools and techniques relevant to today’s music making, and encouraging exploration, innovation and experimentation. Why this programme Students undertake a major portfolio of creative practice with an accompanying critical commentary, preparing them for compositional and musical careers. Students have the opportunity of a placement with a musical or arts organisation, when available, and up-to-date research skills provision in digital arts. We offer the opportunity to have your work performed by a professional ensemble, including an annual showcase of postgraduate work SoundThought. Our facilities include a Concert Hall, three studios, an audio lab, and practice rooms.  Provision of specialist tuition in creative industries and cultural policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research. We have a range of modern and historical keyboard instruments including two Steinway Model D grand pianos, an 1840s Broadwood grand piano, a Classical forte-piano, and two harpsichords. Other instruments owned by the School include a selection of percussion instruments, a consort of viols, Baroque strings, recorders, crumhorns and other wind instruments.  The Concert Hall is equipped with a diffusion system for the performance of electroacoustic music.  As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has thriving music, performance and contemporary arts scenes. It is home to numerous orchestras and ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony... [-]

MA in Church Music - Performance Programme

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master's Programme in Church Music has three specialisations: Arrangement and Composition, Organ and Keyboard, Vocal Music and Choir. [+]

Programme overview

The Master in Church Music programme aims to train musicians with excellent artistic, teaching and professional abilities.



The programme has three specializations:

Arrangement and Composition Organ and Keyboard Vocal Music and Choir

After completing the programme students shall have well-developed knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to partake in various forms of professional work such as soloist work, as a member of a fixed ensemble or as a musician within a parish of the Church of Sweden or other denominations. Students shall also have developed the ability to study independently.

In addition, after completing the programme, students shall have acquired thorough entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing ecclesiastical and cultural life.... [-]


MA in Music - Performance Programme, Composition Diploma

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master's Programme in Music, Composition Diploma, aims to educate composers possessing superior artistic and professional abilities, by means of specialised instruction that focuses on highly exacting and qualified assignments [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme in Music - Performance Programme, Composition Diploma, aims to educate composers possessing superior artistic and professional abilities, by means of specialised instruction that focuses on highly exacting and qualified assignments. On completion of the programme, the student must demonstrate major proficiency and skills as well as an ability to compose music at an advanced artistic level. Furthermore, the student must possess an extensive understanding and knowledge of composition for instrumental ensembles of varying configurations. He/she must also be prepared to contend with the various aspects demanded in the course of working as a professional composer/musician and have developed the ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have obtained advanced entrepreneurial skills that increases his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]


MA in Music, Composition

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master's Programme in Music, Composition, aims to educate composers possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]

Programme overview

The Master in Music programme - Performance Programme, Composition, aims to educate composers possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. On completion of the programme, the student must have well-developed knowledge and skills in order to work in a professional capacity in different forms. The student must also have developed his/her ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.

Read more about this programme on http://www.mhm.lu.se/en/education/study-opportunities-for-international-students/performance-programmes-in-music-on-masters. For general information about studies at Lund University, please visit www.lunduniversity.lu.se.... [-]


MA in Music, Jazz Improvisation

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

Master Programme in Music, Jazz Improvisation aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme in Music - Performance Programme, Jazz/Improvisation, aims to educate musicians possessing a high level of artistic and professional ability. On completion of the programme, the student must have well-developed knowledge and skills in order to work in a professional capacity in various forms - either as a soloist, a member of an established ensemble, or in freely formed groups. The student must also have developed his/her ability for independent study. In addition, on completion of the programme, the student must have acquired well-developed entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.... [-]