12 months
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17982 USD/year
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9648 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts degree in Music Composition from Kent State University is designed to advance the music composition creative skills of advanced students and to prepare them for admission to doctoral study. 

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Overview

The Music Composition program from Kent State University emphasizes mastery of composition of large-scale works for media, including orchestra, choir, band and/or chamber music ensembles.

Based on a solid undergraduate music degree, the M.A. degree further develops abilities in music theory, including analytical, aural, written, keyboard and pedagogical skills. The program further develops breadth and depth in the area of Western music history and literature.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Music Composition program from Kent State Universit will be able to:

  • Compile a body of completed compositions.
  • Demonstrate and apply compositional techniques for creation of new works, including musical style and structure.
  • Analyze music from a wide range of styles and style periods and communicate results in written and oral formats.
  • Recognize, identify and analyze representative literature from different historical periods, countries and composers.
  • Communicate knowledge of composition, theory and other aspects of music as would be done in classroom and private teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pedagogy Of Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Music Bibliography And Research Methods
  • America's Music
  • History Of Jazz
  • Music From World Cultures
  • Music History 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.

Credits

32 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcripts(s)
  • Résumé
  • Goal statement(s)
  • Portfolio of original compositions
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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