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Composition, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , OR,
The School of Music exists to provide an excellent forum for the training and support of a highly diverse student body in the areas of Performance, Conducting, Jazz Studies, Music Education and Composition.

About

In addition, the School provides general training in music where students study Theory, History, Literature, Pedagogy, Composition, Improvisation, Music Technology and Ethnomusicology. Framed by the University's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City", the School of Music offers a wide spectrum of activities by students, faculty and guest artists which enhances the artistic and cultural life of the city of Portland.

As part of an urban university, the School of Music acknowledges its responsibility to support the creative interaction of students, faculty and community through activities that enhance the educational experience and provide opportunities for professional development within the city and region.

The School of Music faculty embrace the dual goals of open access and outstanding achievement in order to produce graduates who make significant impacts on the musical profession nationally and internationally, while providing a diverse student body of traditional and non-traditional students with an educational experience that promotes appreciation for and participation in the music-making process.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Jazz History
  • World Music
  • American Music Traditions
  • Large or Small Ensemble
  • Topics in Music History
  • Analysis of Contemporary Music
  • Computer Music Composition

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    527

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General Requirements

Domestic Applicants:

  • With your application you must submit a non-refundable $50 application fee; you will be required to pay this via Visa or MasterCard. A $2 processing fee will apply. If you are eligible for the PSU fee deferral as an undergraduate, you will be able to choose this option for payment.
  • Submit official transcripts in the original sealed envelopes from all schools attended along with test scores (if applicable).

International Applicants:

  • With your application you must submit a non-refundable $50 application fee; you will be required to pay this via Visa or MasterCard.
  • Submit transcripts from all schools attended.
  • Upload and submit admission application documents from schools outside the United States.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    171 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 171 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Portland

  • 1271 - 2270 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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