Master of Advanced Studies in Music Composition

Post-diploma degree 2020-2022


Submission period

Mon Apr 6 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun May 31 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Tue Jun 30 at 4 PM UTC
The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Music Composition is a continuing education specialization (post-diploma degree) aimed at musicians who wish to broaden their knowledge of different aspects of composition and to enhance their understanding of the profession through the use of adequate analytical instruments.


The duration of the course is 2 years (4 semesters).

Participants will receive 25 sixty-minute lessons per year from the composition teacher. Lessons may also be organized in intensive monthly sessions for those participants who have a busy professional or family life. Furthermore, participation to a selection of seminars/activities, as well as sitting the final exam is mandatory.

For their final exam, participants must submit a minimum of 3 compositions of their own targeting different instrumental ensembles and deliver a final lecture on their compositional process.

The course leads to the acquisition of 60 ECTS credits, divided as follows:
-Composition 25 ECTS per year
-Seminars/activities 4 ECTS
-Final exam 6 ECTS

Admission is conditional on:
-successful completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree;
-the submission of a complete and suitable application dossier.

The programme costs CHF 9’500, which correspond to the following fees:
-One-off matriculation fee CHF 250
-Semester fee CHF 2'000
-Administrative semester fee CHF 250
-Final exam fee CHF 250

The composition teacher is Nadir Vassena.

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