M.A. On Campus

Music Composition

University of Redlands

24 months
1134 USD/credit 18144 USD/year
1134 USD/credit 18144 USD/year
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Students in the Master of Music Composition degree program offered by the University of Redlands undergo intense, professional training in all facets of composition.


Key facts:

  • Each student has a weekly private lesson and also participates in the Music Composition Studio Class, which meets weekly to discuss topics in the field of composition and contemporary music. 
  • Each semester, the studio presents a student-produced recital where works completed that term are performed and recorded at a public concert. All composition majors continue study on their major instrument, and are expected to perform at a very high level. 
  • The philosophy of the University of Redlands Composition Studio embraces and promotes a high level of musicianship, stylistic diversity, technical proficiency, musical sensitivity, aesthetic engagement, and creating a positive, supportive space for musical growth.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graduate Studies in Musicology
  • Graduate Studies in Music Theory
  • Graduate Seminar in Literature and Analysis
  • Composition
  • Music electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Certificate of Finances
  • A portfolio of your work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1134 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1134 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Redlands

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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