MASTERSTUDIES

6 MA Programs in Composition

A master’s degree is usually earned after completion of an academic postgraduate program. The MA, or Master of Arts, typically focuses on a liberal arts area, such as literature, history, linguistics and music. Completion of this program positions students for access to further educational opportunities or for jobs in a specialized area of their industry.

What is an MA in Composition? This program provides comprehensive exposure to music composition, improvisation, technique and theory, and a variety of instruments. Programs may focus on contemporary music, video documentation, soundscape studies, ethnomusicology, film music, solo performances, the history and culture of music, all aspects of performances and stage settings. These and other topics are designed to prepare students to step into career positions after graduation.

Students benefit from the chance to specialize in an area of their choice and the opportunity to engage critically within their discipline. Students have opportunities to perform and analyze their own performance techniques and others. Students associate with talented professionals and skilled instructors and benefit when they work collaboratively with other students.

The cost of tuition and other fees may vary quite a bit from one school to another, particularly as educational institutions are located in areas all over the world. The best course of action is to contact individual schools for accurate information. 

Graduates from this program have been well-known pianists and award winning composers, have created independent releases of their own music and have performed in a number of venues. It isn’t uncommon for students to enter in an educational position or to gain employment with major production companies. Other opportunities involve careers with art galleries, music technology, art administration and music conservation.

Your love of music can become a rewarding career with the right educational background. Use the program listing to review the options available to you and then fill out the lead form to get more detailed information about schools and programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

6 Results in Composition Filter

MA in Music

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
MA
Sep 2020
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English
Campus
Online

The Music MA is a flexible programme designed to cater to those with a wide range of interests and specialisms. It is conceived as a 'next step' after the undergraduate degree ...

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MA in Sound (Arts, Production, Design)

Bath Spa University
MA
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English
Campus

Develop your own signature sound and production style through this forward-thinking music composition and sound production course. You’ll be able to tailor the MA Sound (Produ ...

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Advanced Master Contemporary Music

KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent
MA
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2 years
English
Campus

Those choosing the Advanced Master in Contemporary Music programme at the Royal Conservatory/School of Arts Ghent work under the guidance of the Ictus and SPECTRA contemporary ...

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MA in Songwriting

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
MA
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English
Campus

The MA Songwriting is a highly creative programme designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus both their practical songwriting and analytical songwriting educati ...

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MA/MMus/PgDip (Composition)

Leeds College of Music
MA
Aug 2020
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Campus

The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performance a ...

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MA/MMus/PgDip (Performance and Composition)

Leeds College of Music
MA
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Campus

The MMus/MA is a taught full-time or part-time postgraduate course that sees you continue with your specialism in either Production, Performance, Composition, or Performance a ...

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