Department of Music

Music Composition MA/M.Mus

 

2018 - 2019

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Composition MA

Artistic Research

20 ECTS compositional work + 10 ECTS thesis

 
The final compositional project will be performed at a public concert or an alternative artistic event.
The thesis, of 8000-10000 words, consists of artistic research and reflection upon the compositional project.
The student presents the final project in a seminar setting.
 

2017 - 2018

1st yr Fall
Composition
COM1TM / 13 ECTS
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0104TM / 4ECTS
M
MC
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0104TM / 4ECTS
TH
ME
Research on Icelandic Music 
RIM1104TM / 5 ECTS
TH
MC
Dealing 
MHV10002DE / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Music in Dialogue
MID0104TM / 4 ECTS
TH
MC
Electives
2 ECTS
E
1st yr Spring
Composition II
COM2TM / 15 ECTS
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0204TM / 4ECTS 
M
MC
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0204TM / 4ECTS
TH
ME
Musicology
MUS1TM / 5 ECTS
TH
MC
Electives
6 ECTS
E
2nd yr Fall
Composition III
COM3TM / 15 ECTS
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0304TM / 4ECTS 
M
MC
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0304TM / 4ECTS
TH
ME
Musicology
MUS2TM / 5 ECTS
TH
MC
Electives
4 ECTS
E
2nd yr Spring
Final project: Composition
FPARTM / 20 ECTS
TH
MC
Final project: Thesis
FPARTM / 10 ECTS
TH
MC

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Elective mandatory: The student chooses between Instrumentation and Electronics & Sound Technology.

 

Music Composition MA 
Musicological Research 

10 ECTS of compositional work + 20 ECTS thesis

 
The final compositional will be performed at a public concert or an alternative artistic event.
The thesis, of 13-15 thousand words, can consist either of artistic research and reflection upon the compositional project, or an independent musicological research.
The student presents the final project in a seminar setting.

 

2017 - 2018

1st yr Fall
Composition
COM1TM / 9 ECTS
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0104TM / 4ECTS
M
ME
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0104TM / 4ECTS
M
ME
Research on Icelandic Music 
RIM1TM / 5 ECTS
TH
MC
Dealing 
MHV10002DE / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Research Training
RAN0010MK / 10 ECTS
F
S
Electives
2 ECTS
E
1st yr Spring
Composition II
COM2TM / 10 ECTS
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0204TM / 4ECTS 
M
ME
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0204TM / 4ECTS
M
ME
Musicology
MUS1TM / 10 ECTS
TH
MC
Electives
6 ECTS
E
2nd yr Fall
Composition III
COM3TM / 10 ECTS
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0304TM / 4ECTS 
M
ME
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0304TM / 4ECTS
M
ME
Musicology **
MUS2TM / 10 ECTS
TH
MC
Electives
4 ECTS
E
2nd yr Spring
Final project: Composition
FPMRTM / 10 ECTS
TH
MC
Final project: Thesis
FPMRTM / 20 ECTS
TH
MC

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Elective mandatory: the student chooses between Instrumentation and Electronics & Sound Technology.
**The courses in Musicology should support the final thesis.

 

Music Composition M.Mus

26 ECTS compositional work + 4 ECTS written reflection 

The final compositional project, which can consist of one or more pieces, will be performed at a public concert or an alternative artistic event. The final project can emphasize stylistic variety or interdisciplinary approach, such as installations, music theatre and dance. Furthermore the student can choose to participate as a performer or conductor in the final project.
A written reflection upon the compositional project, approximately 4 thousand words. The student presents the final project in a seminar setting.
 

2017 - 2018

1st yr Fall
Composition
COM1TM / 13 ECTS
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0104TM / 4ECTS
M
ME
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0104TM / 4ECTS
M
ME
Research on Icelandic Music 
RIM1TM / 5 ECTS
TH
MC
Dealing 
MHV10002DE / 2 ECTS
TH
MC
Music in Dialogue
MID0104TM / 4 ECTS
TH
MC
Electives
2 ECTS
E
1st yr Spring
Composition II
COM2TM / 15 ECTS
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0204TM / 4ECTS 
M
ME
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0204TM / 4ECTS
M
ME
Electives
6 ECTS
E
2nd yr Fall
Composition III
COM3TM / 15 ECTS
M
MC
Instrumentation *
INO0304TM / 4ECTS 
M
ME
Electronics &
Sound Technology
 *
EST0304TM / 4ECTS
M
ME
Electives
11 ECTS
E
2nd yr Spring
Final project: Composition
FPMUTM / 26 ECTS
TH
MC
Final project: Reflection
FPMUTM /  4 ECTS
TH
MC

 

 

 

 

*Elective mandatory: the student chooses between Instrumentation and Electronics & Sound Technology.
**The elective courses should underpin the student’s emphasis in his/her studies. In case of interdisciplinary approach, student is required to take at least 12 ESTS in relevant artistic field. In case of performance, the student is required to take at least 12 ECTS in instrument performance or conducting.

 

 

 

 

M Main Subject
TH Theory
MC Mandatory Course
E Elective Course
ME Mandatory-Elective Course

Curriculum

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