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Composition

Iceland University of the Arts

M.A. On Campus
24 months
Duration
5530 EUR/year
5530 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Composition program of the Iceland University of the Arts provides the student with the means to establish and develop his/her area of speciality as a composer. 

Overview

MA/M.Mus in Composition

The Composition program of the Iceland University of the Arts puts emphasis on allowing the student to explore, enhance and develop her/his personal compositional approach.

In addition to the main subject the student can personalize the programme of study. Students can choose from different modules in musicology, music theory, electro-acoustics, instrumentation/orchestration, and interdisciplinary studies to support his/her area of interest. With the aim of developing the student’s professional skills, the student can also choose from modules in entrepreneurship and project management.

During the Composition programme at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, student’s compositions will be performed by professional performers and ensembles that specialize in contemporary music. Since 2015 Caput New Music Ensemble has been the ensemble in residence. The department also works with Ensemble Adapter, Siggi String Quartet, Hljómeyki and Spilmenn Ríkínís.

Through the International Exchange programme it is possible to study abroad for one or two semesters at the Academy’s partner institutions, consisting of approximately thirty universities and conservatories in Europe.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Composition
  • Aspects of Music Analysis
  • Instrumentation
  • Electronics & Sound Technology
  • Research on Icelandic Music 
  • Music in Dialogue

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

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.
83
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will have completed a BA degree in composition or related fields of art and musical theory
  • Those applicants that do not have a BA degree in composition can be admitted to the programme provided that they demonstrate a knowledge and technical ability of musical composition
  • Certified copy of degree certificate(s) and programme / course transcript(s)
  • Reference from one referee
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio of works
  • Students must be proficient in spoken and written English in the academic context

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5530 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2765 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5530 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2765 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • 445.578 ISK per semester

Funding

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