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Music Composition, M.Mus.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
Develop a thorough understanding of contemporary practices, theories and techniques in music composition, and learn to express yourself through creative musical thought with the Master of Music in Music Composition from Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance.

Overview

Program Overview

The Music Composition, graduate-level program at Temple University focuses on the studies of innovation and craft, research, and expressive effect for traditional instrumental and vocal forces. Composition students also explore experimental music through the prisms of both electroacoustic music and visual music, which is the creation of visual art using sound data translated via coding and algorithms.

Master of Music in Composition students learn to assess works of music within the contemporary cultural context and then use that understanding to create their own aurally inventive compositions.

At the completion of the program, students present a portfolio of compositions demonstrating notational fluency and the ability to compose convincing and intelligible music.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Synthesis
  • Seminar in Composition
  • Seminar in Theoretical Analysis
  • Seminar in Stylistic Analysis
  • Research in Music

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1423 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1423 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    1423 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1423 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.
  • In-State

    1068 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1068 USD per credit and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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