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Bachelor programme / Master programme composition

The aim of the degree course is to help students to achieve the best possible development of their creative and reflective abilities.  It is intended to convey a masterful treatment of the musical material in all divisions (instrumental, vocal and electronic music) and to lead to openness in the analysis of newly evolving art forms.  With these performance requirements the courses are to be understood as an extremely high level programme of education.

There is also the possibility of complementing the creative development and work through major subject studies and acquiring additional qualifications. These can also be acquired in other areas of study.

Obvious choices for major subject studies in relation to composition are, for instance, electronic music and audio-visual media, musicology, early music, new music, conducting, jazz and popular music and applied composition.  Students can make use of the offers available at the various institutes of the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg and the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg.

One special characteristic of the composition course at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg is the fact that students can choose optional subjects in addition to the legally required free optional subjects, thus allowing an individual focus during the degree course.

*  Institute for New Music

The Bachelor degree course lasts 6 semesters and comprises 118 semester week hours.  It ends with the Bachelor examination before a board.

The Master degree course lasts four semesters and comprises 45 semester week hours.  It ends with the Master examination before a board.

In order to be eligible for the Master course it is necessary to have completed a relevant Bachelor degree or an equivalent course at a recognised post-secondary educational institution in Austria or abroad.


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