Music - Composition

University of Northern Colorado

12 months
1150 USD/credit
1150 USD/credit
615 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Develop your musical talent and deepen your musical understanding with the Music - Composition degree program from University of Northern Colorado.

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The Music - Composition degree program from University of Northern Colorado provides innovative, 21st-century training for doctoral studies and careers in arranging and composing. UNC offers excellent opportunities to showcase original compositions through performances of your work. In addition, you’ll develop superior aural skills, while deepening your understanding of musical form and analysis.

Our outstanding School of Music is led by distinguished faculty who have achieved career success in composition and musical scholarship. They’ll encourage you academically and artistically, providing a supportive environment in which to develop your creative voice. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art sound studios and technology, allowing you to work on innovative compositions and experiment with new sounds. You’ll graduate with outstanding preparation for a doctoral program or employment as a composer or in the broader field of music.

Your Future in Music Composition

Alumni from UNC’s master of music programs have an impressive track record. Our graduates have gone on to doctoral programs at leading music schools across the country, while achieving career success as composers, performers, teachers and scholars. The UNC School of Music enjoys national recognition for the quality of its programs, helping you compete successfully for jobs and doctoral program placements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music History
  • Individual Instruction in Composition
  • Electronic Music
  • Analytical Studies in Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The $60 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
  • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Graduate applicants are expected to meet a 3.0 GPA equivalent
  • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport
  • All doctoral programs and some master’s, certificate and licensure programs require letters of recommendation.
  • Some graduate programs require supplemental application materials.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1150 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1150 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1150 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1150 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 12 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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Music - Composition
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