Composition – Electroacoustic Music
Studying a Master's Programme in Composition at KMH means being in a creative environment with sound and music creation in focus. For a long time, we have trained the most outstanding composers in electroacoustic music, operating both nationally and internationally.
In the Master's Programme in Composition you can choose between three different profiles:
- Electroacoustic music
- Western Art Music
You choose one of these but may study some courses with students in the other profiles. The purpose of the programme is to educate composers for the national and international music scene.
To be eligible for this programme, you need to
- meet the general entry requirements for second-cycle courses and study programmes, meaning you must have completed an undergraduate study programme of at least 180 ECTS
- meet the specific entry requirements which are a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music (180 credits) or equivalent, as well as passed entrance examination.
If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places, a selection will take place. Selection is based on results on entrance examination.
Read the test description for the programme for information about the entrance examination content.
Outstanding Conditions for Electroacoustic Music
KMH has a national mission to educate composers in the profile of electroacoustic music at university level and KMH's new premises have the latest in audio technology. Here you have the opportunity to experiment with sound and space and create music in unconventional forms.
We have concert halls for loudspeaker works and performance art, we have a loudspeaker dome for 3D sound as well as a well-equipped studio complex. This provides good opportunities to work professionally with electroacoustic and computer-based music, movie and mix in multi-channel. And, not least, you are close to Stockholm's many music and art scenes.
The programme further develops your artistic and technical ability, provides specialized repertoire knowledge and in-depth artistic insight.
The course Composition 1 is based on your composition work, where the teacher tutor you as a student in order to strengthen your artistic skills, artistic voice and ability to reflect. The course also includes work with a annual festival LjudOljud, as well as the seminar series Composition Forum, which illuminates various artistic issues and artistry.
Regular concerts with both instrumental music and electroacoustic music give you many opportunities to get your music performed. This includes collaboration with established ensembles, choirs, orchestras and big bands. The education also includes optional and research preparation courses.
The Master's Programme in Composition ends with a degree project with the emphasis in an artistic musical presentation that is to be reported and documented. This often involves a larger independent composition work together with a written reflective part. In the course Degree Project, a seminar series and individual tutoring will be given as support for writing and implementing your independent work.