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Composition, Master of Music

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

At West Virginia University we have created a unique environment where our students can work with a faculty consisting of internationally known performers, pedagogues and scholars. 

Career

Alumni of the programs are award winning educators, composers, and teachers. The increased interest of society today in the arts is creating many new opportunities for the professional composer and teacher.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Composition (Repeated)
  • Music Research and Bibliography
  • Compositional Techniques in Contemporary Music
  • Theory Topics
  • Pedagogy of Theory
  • Electronic Music
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Transcription and Arranging
  • Thesis or Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits

    30 credits/year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental Application / Portfolio
  • Applicants for entrance to the Composition program should send a portfolio of compositions that must include a major work and two or three other shorter works in various genres.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4410 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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