Composition Diploma

Lund University

Master On Campus
24 months
20500 EUR/year
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The Master’s Programme in Music, Composition Diploma from Lund University, aims to educate composers possessing superior artistic and professional abilities, by means of specialised instruction that focuses on highly exacting and qualied assignments.


The studies are characterized by the deepening and specialization of orchestral composition and other major projects in collaboration with professionals institutions and ensembles which places great demands on work discipline and responsibility. Teaching is given in composition.

Programme Presentation

The Performance Programme, Composition is aimed for those who want to become composers with a focus on Western contemporary art music, with the goal of finding your own personal aesthetics in your composing. The Composition Diploma program from Lund University aims to train you to become a composers with good artistic and professional ability. Upon completion of the course, you will have the ability to work creatively with advanced skills and skills in your own career in a work and cultural life in constant change and development.

Programme Structure

  • Every year, the Composition Programme collaborates with leading orchestras, ensembles and musicians in our sought after composition projects. Examples of annual collaborations are Malmö, Norrköping, Gävle and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras, Stockholm Läns Blåsarsymfoniker, Jönköping Sinfonietta and the string orchestra Musica Vitae. 
  • Students also have access to work with choir projects and many different chamber music projects, giving them ample opportunities to hear neither being repeated and performed at concerts and the opportunity to build a rich network of contacts already during the education. Students participate in projects throughout the whole studies.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Performance Audition
  • Theory Test
  • Piano Audition

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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Composition Diploma
Lund University


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