Master of Music Electronic Composition
Through The Danish Institute for Electronic Music (DIEM), the Academy is the only place in Denmark that offers several study programmes within electronic music. Study programmes function in concert with other music academy study programmes and the demands on students in e-music are high.
The genre of electronic music includes both classical and rhythmic traditions allowing an endless space for creativity when composing music. At the same time, it builds a bridge between two latter genres at the Academy.
The MMus (Electronic Composition) degree course at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, is a course during which students acquire specialist knowledge, skills, and qualifications to become electronic composers at the highest level and driving forces in music business. The master's degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies at soloist or PhD level.
The course structure has a constant focus on the Composition/Production subject. The main study area also gives the student options for specialisation in the theory or performance of electronic music or another relevant support subject, depending on the student's profile.
The Entrepreneurial Studies subject is concluded after the 3rd semester and provides the student with relevant tools for administering his/her artistic qualities through e.g. self-management and entrepreneurial skills.
The Electronic Composition degree course concludes with a student-defined master's project which is based on student interests and needs and also constitutes their specialisation in the field of composition.
The course subjects are divided into the following fields:
- Main study area: Subjects where the student is a performer as well as subjects that support this aspect.
- Entrepreneurial Studies: Subjects and projects where students gain skills and qualifications as entrepreneurs and managers of dynamic processes and acquire career administration tools.
- Master's project: The project itself as well as guidance and subjects that prepare the student for project work.
The elements of the course are credited with ECTS points based on an assessment of the workload involved in the subjects.
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