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Master of Music: Composition

Master of Music Composition

Duration: 4 semesters
Qualification: Master of Music
Major subjects: Composition / Electroacoustic Composition
Entry requirements: Candidates must complete a programme in composition (either a Bachelor’s or Diploma programme; to apply for this programme students must provide official documentation showing that they have begun the examination process). Candidates must successfully complete the entrance examination.

This Composition programme is designed to nurture the creative personality of each individual student and to enable students to develop their musical imagination to a high artistic level, while also fostering an awareness of the social and aesthetic responsibilities of composers.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s in Composition or an equivalent degree to enrol in this Master’s programme. This programme will help students to strengthen their compositional position through research and the exploration of contemporary trends in composition as well as new and emerging techniques and technical innovations.

With the major subject Composition, the scope of this programme encompasses both instrumental and vocal ensembles. Practical work with instrumental and vocal performers comprises a central aspect of this programme.
New media technologies and electroacoustic performance practice (sound direction, live electronic performance etc.) are the focal elements with the major subject Electroacoustic Composition.
Students can also elect to study an “integrated” Master programme focussing on the interplay of instrumental, vocal, and electroacoustic elements.

The Atelier Neue Musik at the University of the Arts Bremen provides a lively and creative learning environment for students enrolled in this programme. As the University’s central “laboratory” for New Music, it brings students of composition together with composers, interpreters, artists, and designers, facilitating creative dialogue and collaboration through concerts, workshops and excursions.