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Boston University, USA, Boston

Composition and Music Theory, Bachelor

  • Composition and Music Theory, Bachelor
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 50,980

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

In these programs, students study with composers who are significant figures in the musical life of Boston. Performance opportunities are combined with comprehensive training in music theory, counterpoint, harmony, orchestration, and contemporary techniques.

Career Opportunities

If you re creative and imaginative, a degree in art could be just what you re looking for to express yourself. Art may not be a vocational subject that is, one that leads to a specific career but this does not mean it won t be a good preparation for the world of work. Whether you choose to specialize in fine art or the history of art, the skills you gain during your degree are likely to be highly valued and transferable to many sectors, including specialized art careers as well as many general graduate roles. Alongside a range of practical arts skills, art graduates should also have good observational, analytical and research skills, including the ability to solve problems creatively and work well both independently and in groups. In the majority of the art careers detailed below, you will find it essential or highly advantageous to have a varied portfolio of work to show prospective employers, including some of your own original ideas as well as coursework. The theoretical side of your degree should allow you to put this work into context, explaining your influences, the thought behind your choice of themes and why you used certain materials and techniques.

Course Overview

Center for New Music: The Boston University School of Music at the College of Fine Arts seeks to continue its tradition of promoting new music with the Boston University Center for New Music. This center, located at the heart of a thriving music school, seeks to enhance the presence of cutting-edge music within the curriculum while encouraging awareness of new music within the BU arts community. To widen the conversation among the greater University, the center hosts lectures, demonstrations, and performances that are open to the public, providing a forum for broader interdisciplinary involvement. To that end, the center also hosts several institutional collaborations and selected concerts presented at off-campus venues. I want to find another Bachelor Course At the weekly Composer's Forum students interact with visiting composers and present their own music. The electronic and computer music studio contains state-of-the-art software and equipment. Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate level.


Programme Structure Courses include: Applied Music (varies by instrument/voice) Music Theory Ear-Training and Sight-Singing Musical Organization (varies by ensemble) Writing and Research Approved Modern Language Basic Composition Composers Forum



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements The Common Application High School Transcript Senior Year Grades Guidance Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form Teacher Evaluation Standardized Tests Portfolios, Auditions and Interviews English Proficiency

English Entry Requirement


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Boston University


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