The University of the Arts four-year Composition Program is designed as a creative launching pad for a career as a composer. The curriculum provides a foundation in jazz, pop, commercial and contemporary classical genres with a focus on emerging technologies. Instrumental and vocal ensembles perform and record student compositions and arrangements. In addition to composing for University of the Arts ensembles, there is an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. Students have the opportunity to write for film, animation, theater, dance and multimedia projects.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Composition will
demonstrate outstanding aural musicianship;
demonstrate outstanding cognitive musicianship and theoretical knowledge;
understand music in its historical and sociological context;
express understanding of music in verbal and written form;
be musically literate and technically proficient performers and composers;
possess knowledge and experience in a diversity of musical styles and cultures;
acquire the skills to use and integrate current technology in support of their musicianship;
use all of the above as the basis for creative output.