Department of Music

Music Composition M.Mus/MA

Curriculum 2023-2024

*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 (M.Mus).

Learning outcomes


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.


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. 


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.