Department of Music

Music Composition degree option

The composition degree entails composing and arranging in different contemporary styles, enabling the student to be able to notate clearly and concisely what they have conceived and want musically to express. Exploring such techniques as twelve-tone, polytonality, aleatoric, mathematical and neo-modal approaches, the student is encouraged to discover her/his own style of composition, and to give a concert of original compositions which exemplify individualized creative progress. The degree gives a firm foundation for advanced composition work in a graduate program or in practical applications for film scoring, advertising, or other aspects of the commercial world.