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Study Composition in Germany: 3 Universities with 4 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-21-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Composition in Music is a creative field focused on the art of creating original music. It encompasses writing musical scores for various genres, from classical symphonies to contemporary electronic music. Students learn about music theory, orchestration, arrangement, and the use of technology in music production. The curriculum encourages exploring different styles, understanding historical contexts, and developing a personal compositional voice. Skills developed include musical notation, harmonic analysis, and the ability to translate musical ideas into performed works. Career paths for music composition graduates include roles as composers for film and television, video games, concert performances, or educators and arrangers, where they can express and share their musical creativity and vision.

Overview

masters
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Study Programs in English

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3

Universities

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Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (3 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 0 per semester (3 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between April 01 and April 01

Summer Semester

between April 01 and April 01

View all 4 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Composition

#77DFG-Ranking
Berlin University of the Arts

public Academy of Fine Arts

No. of Students: approx. 4,100 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Humboldt Ranking #97

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3 English Degree Programs for Composition in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
0% local admission restriction (local NC)
0% no admission restriction
100% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

75% directly at University
25% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
0% via uni-assist

1 English Degree Program for Composition in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

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Minimum:

70 (1 program )

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70 (1 program )

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IELTS Band

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TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Maximum:

70 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

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Program Features

2-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Music

Beginning

Winter intake

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Summer intake

50%

Winter & Summer intake

50%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Composition

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Berlin University of the Arts

public Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 4,100

Program Fees: € 0

M.Mus. (Master of Music)

Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main

public University · No. of Students: 950

Program Fees: € 0

M.Mus. (Master of Music)

Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg

public Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 1,400

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)