The Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' offers a consecutive Master study programme for Composition.
The Master of Music - Composition aims at the development of skills and knowledge that will prepare students to compose musical works that will be artistically relevant in the contemporary music world.
|Department||Piano, Composition, Science|
|Study Program||Master of Music - Composition|
|Language of Instruction||German|
|Course Description||Click here|
|Academic Degree||Master of Music - Composition|
|Duration of Study||2 years/4 semesters|
|Entry to Degree Programme||Winter or summer semester|
|Entrance Requirements||Applicants need to fulfill the following requirements:|
- Bachelor of Music in the same main subject as he/she applies for, achieved at a Conservatory/Academy of Music in Germany or in a Bologna country, with 240 ECTS or
- an equivalent degree in the same main subject he/she applies for
|Semester Fee||Semesterticket: 176,00 €|
Social Contribution: 41,20 €
Social Fund: 3 €
AStA: 7 €
Administration Fee: 50 €
In Total: 277,20 €
|Entrance Examination||- in May/June for the winter semester|
- in January/February for the summer semester
The Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' will officially invite applicants to the entrance examination
|Regulations||Application and admissions regulations|
|Applicant and Student Advisory Office||Click here|
|Requirements||The applicant must have adequate general and subject-specific skills in the German language. The German skills need to be at a level to make it possible to take part in and follow the lectures in the German language. The future student needs to be in a position to:|
*read and comment on composition-related and academic texts
*master subject-specific terminology (written and oral communication)
*master a topical discussion in the field of composition (written and oral communication)
As stated in the application and admission regulations, there is a preselection round, which is based on the application and its attachments.
Candidates who succesfully passed the preselection round will be invited to the entrance examinations.
The two exams are the composition examination and the examination of minor subjects. The latter consists of music theory, aural training, piano and musicology tests.
The applicant needs to demonstrate his or her particular skills and knowledge in composing music as well as his or her maturity as an artist. The applicant should convince the admission committee of his or her individual strengths and interests.
Presentation of several one's own compositions of different orchestration in written scores. These compositions should be sent together with the application documents for pre-screening. An additional presentation of one's own compositions via sound and visual media is possible.
Discussion with the admissions committee about the applicants compositions. This discussion is carried out in German.
Examination for Minor Subjects
The applicant needs to demonstrate his or her skills in the areas of music theory, piano, and aural training.
It is expected that the applicant has Bachelor-level knowledge and skills in the compulsory subjects of music theory, piano and aural training, and that the applicant knows the significant contemporary and historical musical works.
The admissions committee reserves the right to interrupt and discontinue the examination at any time.