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Composition, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

You will be able to study composition at one of the best performing arts universities of the world. You will gain the competence to work in expert roles requiring a profound knowledge of music. 

Composition studies, harmony and voice leading, music analysis and instrumentation are at the core of the programme. As a bachelor’s student, you will complete instrument studies and learn about aural skills, music history and electroacoustic music. 

Opportunities

The Composition programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki prepares you to engage in discussion within the music community and in society at large. 

Graduates of the programme have diverse career opportunities, and besides working as a composer, common career paths include becoming a teacher, musician and writer, for example. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Composition
  • Composition performance practicum
  • Text and poetry analysis practicum
  • Supplementary composition course
  • Microtonality

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    73

    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:

    5.5

    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.

General Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Certificate of basic education and transcript of records
  • Certificate of language proficiency
  • Document exempt

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/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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