Bachelor On Campus

Music Composition

Rowan University

48 months
19334 USD/year
19334 USD/year
10302 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Combining theory and creativity, music composition teaches you to do what you love, then to do it better. We offer a bachelor degree in Music Composition at Rowan University. 


You'll expand your approach, style and point of view as a composer. 

The Music Composition program at Rowan University emphasizes an individual approach to creative work, exploring avenues of awareness and nurturing your stylistic voice. With more than 20 ensembles and an extensive music library, Rowan is an ideal environment for students of music.

The composition major places an emphasis on creativity, study of modern approaches and techniques of music making. Students compose in a wide variety of performance media, and most works are performed immediately. 


  • Film/TV Music Editing
  • Instrumental Sales
  • Composition/Arranging
  • Musicology
  • Music Criticism
  • Music Theory

Programme Structure

  • Composition majors are encouraged to work with as many ensembles as possible while learning what it takes to get music rehearsed and performed. 
  • Real world tools such as understanding instruments, music preparation, rehearsal techniques and preparing for a performance are just a few of the aspects that are addressed.
  • Composition students produce a senior recital. 
  • All Composition Majors are in Contemporary Music Ensemble which functions as a compositional lab and performance ensemble.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • View our application deadlines
  • For first-year students, submit the Online Application, essay, and the $65 application fee or submit a waiver form.
  • Submit your High School Transcript. If your document is not translated to English a certified English translation is necessary.
  • Submit standardized language test score - a TOEFL minimum score of 70, IELTS minimum score of 6.0, Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum score of 50 or Duolingo test minimum score of 95 for traditional admissions. International students must submit standardized test scores unless they are exempt (View Language Policy).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19334 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9667 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19334 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9667 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5151 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Glassboro

1014 - 2496 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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