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Music Composition, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) , AL,
Students entering the Music Composition program offered by The University of Alabama should have a strong background in music. This should include performance experience with a specific instrument or voice type.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include full-time work as a performing musician, full-time opportunities as a licensed music therapist, and many other opportunities within the music industry.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Recent graduates from the Music Composition program offered by The University of Alabama are very successful in major symphony orchestras, military bands and jazz, as freelancers, and as working music therapists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Composition
  • Music In World Cultures
  • Music Hist
  • 16th Cent Counterpoint
  • 18th Cent Counterpoint
  • Form And Analysis
  • Orchestration 
  • Fund Of Conducting

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit an application
  • Create your MyBama Account
  • Upload immigration and visa documents
  • Submit official transcripts
  • Submit your official SAT or ACT test score

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29230 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Tuscaloosa

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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