Department of Music

Music Composition MA/M.Mus

2017 - 2018

1st yr Fall 
Composition *
COM1TM / 13 ECTS for 1) and 3)
9 ECTS for 2)
See below.

 

M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0104TM / 4ECTS
M
MC
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0104TM / 4ECTS
TH
ME
Research on Icelandic Music 
RIM1TM / 5 ECTS
TH
ME
Dealing **
MHV10002DE / 2 ECTS
TH
ME
Music in Dialogue ***
MID0104TM /
4 ECTS for 1) and 3)
TH
ME
Research Training ***
RAN0010MK / 10 ECTS for 2)
TH
ME
Electives
2 ECTS
E
1. yr Spring 
Composition II
COM2TM /
15 ECTS for 1) and 3)
10 ECTS for 2)
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0204TM / 4ECTS
M
MC
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0204TM / 4ECTS
TH
ME
Musicology
MUS1TM / 5 ECTS for 1)
10 ECTS for 2)
TH
MC
Electives
6 ECTS for 1) and 2)
11 ECTS for 3)
V
2. yr Fall 
Composition III
COM3TM /
15 ECTS fyrir 1) og 3)
10 ECTS fyrir 2)
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0304TM / 4ECTS
M
MC
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0304TM / 4ECTS
TH
ME
Musicology
MUS2TM / 5 ECTS for 1)
10 ECTS for 2)
TH
MC
Final project: 
Thesis for 1) and 2)
Reflection  for 3)
2 ECTS for 1)
4 ECTS for 2)
TH
MC
Electives
2 ECTS for 1)
4 ECTS for 2)
11 ECTS for 3)
E
2. yr Spring 
Final project: Composition
20 ECTS for 1)
10 ECTS for 2)
26 ECTS for 3)
TH
ME
Final project: 
Thesis for 1) and 2)
Reflection  for 3)
10 ECTS for 1)
20 ECTS for 2)
4 ECTS for 3)
TH
ME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Elective mandatory: The student chooses between Instrumentation and Electronics & Sound Technology.
**Interdisciplinary course with all the master students of the Academy.
***Research training modules
 
Student choose one of the following study paths:
1) 20 ECTS compositional project and 10 ECTS thesis (MA).
2) 10 ECTS compositional project and 20 ECTS thesis (MA).
3) 26 ECTS compositional project and 4 ECTS reflection (MMus).
 

Curriculum

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

By the end of her/ his studies, the student possesses knowledge of music composition. 
This entails that the student should:

  • Have acquired knowledge through research and creative endeavours.
  • Be familiar with the principal trends, theories, methods, and compositions in contemporary music.
  • Be able to use their knowledge in order to defend their own solutions.
  • Be familiar with research methods in the field of professional music.
  • Be familiar with research ethics and ethics of artistic creation.

Skills 

By the end of her/ his studies, the student can apply the methods and procedures of music composition.
This entails that the student should: 

  • Have adopted responsible and independent work habits in their artistic creation.
  • Have gained good command of the appropriate methods and technologies used in musical creation.
  • Be able to gather, analyse, and assess data in research and creative processes. 
  • Be able to demonstrate originality, insight, and imagination in all types of musical activity.
  • Be able to use their knowledge, understanding, and problem-solving abilities in an interdisciplinary musical context.
  • Be able to develop projects and place them in the context of the theories of the field.
  • Be able to develop and apply research methods for artistic creation.
  • Be professionally literate with respect to their own works and the works of others. 

Competences

By the end of her/ his studies, the student can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and/or further studies.
This entails that the student should: 

  • Have developed the academic proficiency and independence in artistic creation necessary for further study and/or work.
  • Be able to use their knowledge and understanding in professional work and in a musical work environment.
  • Be able to participate actively in music projects, direct them, and take responsibility for their own work and the work of others.
  • Be able to understand and navigate complex musical topics in a scholarly context.
  • Be able to present and describe professional topics in music, both orally and in writing.
  • Be able to take independent professional decisions and defend them.
  • Have developed their critical awareness and be able to utilise critical discussion for creative work.
  • Have gained proficiency in navigating the international professional music scene.
M Main Subject
TH Theory
MC Mandatory Course
E Elective Course
ME Mandatory-Elective Course

Pathways in Music Composition

 
 

Curriculum

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