12 months
21898 USD/year
21898 USD/year
10814 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Music - Composition program at Wichita State University will help you take your musical talent and career to a higher level.

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The Music - Composition program at Wichita State University combines professional training with acclaimed faculty and year-round performance opportunities—on campus and throughout Kansas’ center of arts and culture


Music composition graduates pursue a variety of employment opportunities, including composition for orchestration or arranging, freelance composition, music copying or computer graphics in music, music publishing, and editing, commercial music or music composition for children.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bibliography and Research
  • Topics in Music Analysis
  • Music History pre-1750
  • Music History post-1750
  • Techniques of Composition
  • Advanced Composition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typically international students who will require an F-1 visa cannot be considered for non-degree status or online programs. International students who wish to remain in their home country while studying may apply for online programs.
  • copy of passport (if available)
  • financial certification
  • financial support documents
  • proof of English proficiency
  • Admission to this area requires a bachelor's degree in music with a major in composition or the demonstrated equivalent. Background deficiencies must be satisfied before students may enroll in graduate composition courses.
  •  Applicants also must submit a portfolio including pieces — scores and live recordings (when appropriate) — demonstrating a variety of contemporary techniques, form and instrumentation. Approval for admission to candidacy is contingent upon the candidate’s demonstrated ability to complete a final project in composition.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21898 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21898 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21898 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10814 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Wichita

878 - 1418 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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