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Cultivating a creative approach to music composition through the exploration of instrumental, vocal, performance and electronic aesthetics and forms of expression.

Key data

Master of Arts FHNW in Komposition/ Musiktheorie, Studienrichtung Komposition
ECTS points
Start of semester
Beginning of September
Studying mode
Full time
4 semesters
Teaching language
German, B1 level required
Campus Musik-Akademie Basel
Stay abroad
Possible, not curricular
Application fee
200 CHF
Semester fee
700 CHF (CH) | 1000 CHF (EU/EFTA) | 1250 CHF (Not-EU/Not-EFTA) More Fees


You may apply between 15th December and 15th February.

The Composition Major provides student composers with the tools to forge their own distinctive and independent creative personality  This advanced course of study that builds on the foundational knowledge and skills acquired in the BA in Composition. Courses combine knowledge transfer, reflection and project development and draw on a wide range of appropriate teaching techniques. Through exposure and exploration of music composition aesthetics, students learn to develop their own ideas and opinions on the subject.
Within the sonic space basel platform, students explore a wide variety of formats and work with performers and electronic musicians from the Musik-Akademie Basel campus and beyond to develop their own approach to the creative and implementation process.


Basel Academy of Music

An international institute of higher education and research

Basel Academy of Music