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Composition

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

Key data

Degree
Master of Arts FHNW in Komposition/ Musiktheorie, Studienrichtung Komposition
ECTS points
120
Start of semester
Beginning of September
Studying mode
Full time
Duration
4 semesters
Teaching language
German, B1 level in German required
Place
Campus Musik-Akademie Basel
Stay abroad
Possible, not curricular
Application fee
200 CHF
Semester fee
700 CHF for Swiss citizens and students with legal place of residence in Switzerland | 1000 CHF for students from EU-/EFTA-countries | 1250 CHF for students from third countries

 

Information on the entrance examination: www.fhnw.ch/music/entrance-exams

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.

Core curriculum (Major module, compulsory courses) 80 CP

Overview

Academy of Music

An international institute of higher education and research

Academy of Music