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Degree awarded

Master of Arts HES⁠-⁠SO in Music Composition and Theory

Majors

  • Composition (HEM-Genève, HEMU for the jazz profile)
  • Mixed Music Composition (HEM-Genève)
  • Music Theory (HEM-Genève, classical and ancient music profile)

Description

The Master of Arts in Music Composition and Theory prepares students for a professional career in the creative capacity of composer and/or in a teaching or scientific capacity in relation to music theory.

This demanding degree course is aimed at a small number of students who demonstrate creative and/or research skills enabling them to aim for a professional career in these fields. .

Profiles

In addition to the classical music profile, available on all the campuses, there are also two specialist profiles:

  • Jazz and contemporary music, at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne
  • Ancient music, at the Haute école de musique de Genève.

Course organisation and fees

ECTS Credits
120
Duration
2 years full-time, or part-time for certain majors
Language
French
Calendar
The study programme begins in calendar week 38

Documents

Professional prospects

  • The Composition major prepares students for a career as a composer, with a written approach using a very wide variety of forms and performers: instrumental ensembles, orchestral ensembles, voices, etc. Mixed Music composers, for their part, combine acoustic instruments and technological methods for processing and synthesising acoustic signals.
  • The Music Theory major prepares students for the professional teaching of music theory at university-schools of music. There is a second option, oriented towards music theory research.
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Registration


Les inscriptions s'ouvrent en octobre

 

Contact
HES⁠-⁠SO Rectorate
Route de Moutier 14
2800 - Delémont
T +41 58 900 00 00 - F +41 58 900 00 01
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