Bachelor's Degree in Composition

In the Bachelor's Degree Programme students develop their composition skills. They get one private composition lesson a week from one or more teachers. Additionally, there are lessons in various subsidiary subjects, such as:

* counterpoint
* harmony
* analysis (of new music)
* ear training
* general music theory
* music history
* music aesthetics
* electronic music
* notation
* instrumentation
* organology
* music philosophy
* ensemble conducting

From the third year onwards students may choose from a broad spectrum of electives, such as: 

* live electronics
* film music
* Contemporary Music through non-Western Techniques
* The Golden Age of Dutch Composing

In the third and fourth year students may collaborate with students from other AHK faculties. Additionally, the Composition Department offers a pedagogical study programme for students who want to become teachers of composition themselves.

The final exam includes a performance of the student's work at the Composers' Festival Amsterdam and an oral exam.

Students are required to submit, before 15 February, the following material:

1, motivation letter (pdf)

2, a digital portfolio, one zip file via wetransfer (or something similar, max 50 Mb) with three to five works (one folder for each work):
* audio, compressed (mp3)
* description of the works (pdf)
* score (optional, pdf)
* video, compressed (optional, mov, mp4)
* additional info (optional, photos, patches, code, etc.)

3, links
Links to for instance high resolution movies or soundfiles can be put in the form. 

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