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Music - Composition, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Philadelphia, PA, United States
No two music careers are exactly alike, and as a Composition student at UArts, you'll have the opportunity to create your own path toward becoming a professional music composer. You'll learn composition for every genre of music, but you'll also get the chance to specialize in the genre that most interests you—from big band, classical and jazz, to gospel, alternative rock, electronica and more. 
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Overview

At UArts, you'll have lots of opportunities to mix your creative juices and collaborate with Film students, Animation students, Theater students, and Dance students, among others. If you're open to all genres of music and you've written your own compositions, it's time to consider applying to the University of the Arts' Composition program.

The Composition Program is designed as a creative launching pad for students interested in writing and arranging for film, game music, animation, theater, dance and multimedia projects.  The curriculum provides a foundation in jazz, popular, commercial, and contemporary classical genres with a focus on emerging technologies. Instrumental and vocal ensembles perform and record student compositions and arrangements. In addition to composing for the University’s ensembles, there is an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration.

Students graduating from the Composition program will:

  • Demonstrate outstanding aural musicianship;
  • Demonstrate outstanding cognitive musicianship and theoretical knowledge;
  • Understand music in its historical and sociological context;
  • Express understanding of music in verbal and written form;
  • Be musically literate and technically proficient performers and composers;
  • Possess knowledge and experience in a diversity of musical styles and cultures;
  • Acquire the skills to use and integrate current technology in support of their musicianship;
  • Use all of the above as the basis for creative output.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Composition Instruction
  • Chorus
  • Music Theory
  • Musicianship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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.

  • 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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  • 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.

General Requirements

Follow these steps to complete the application for admission and scholarship:

  • Submit your Application for Admission.
  • Submit the non-refundable $60 Application Fee.
  • Submit official transcripts from all secondary (high school level) and post-secondary (university level) schools attended.
  • Submit demonstration of English Proficiency.
  • Complete a Portfolio Review, Interview or Audition.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46530 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46530 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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