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Composition

Southern Methodist University

48 months
Duration
51598 USD/year
51598 USD/year
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About

The Bachelor of Music in Composition at Southern Methodist University is designed to develop fundamental craft and technical skills, to encourage independent stylistic development and artistic excellence, and to give students the real-world experiences and practical professional skills needed for the many different careers open to today's composer.

Overview

Each year, students in the Composition program at Southern Methodist University are expected to organize at least one performance of an original work (completed in their studies), such as a film score, incidental music, a dance collaboration, or an electronic music installation, in a studio recital or another appropriate venue.

The Division of Music at SMU is internationally recognized for its award-winning students, renowned performing ensembles and distinguished faculty of performers, composers and scholars – including renowned violinist Emanuel Borok, cellist Andrés Díaz, pianist Joaquín Achúcarro, classical guitarist Robert Guthrie and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Students interact with an extensive slate of guest performers, conductors, composers and scholars.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Pathways: Exploring Meadows and Your Future
  • Music Engagement
  • Musicianship
  • Introduction to Composition Studies
  • Form and Analysis
  • Analysis of Contemporary Music
  • Introduction to Electro-Acoustic Music
  • Advanced Orchestration
  • Survey of Counterpoint
  • Private Composition
  • Composition Seminar
  • Introduction to Music in History and Culture
  • Survey of Music History

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • Completed Early Decision Agreement Form (if applying Early Decision)
  • $60 nonrefundable application fee 
  • Official high school transcript
  • SMU Financial Statement form (for non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents). This form will be available in the applicant's admission portal once their application has been submitted.
  • Official TOEFL scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51598 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51598 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    51598 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51598 USD per year during 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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