Degree in music composition in Madrid
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Create the soundtrack for the new digital era

Develop your creativity as a composer using new technologies and led by your passion for music.

However strong your knowledge of the language of music or your skill at playing an instrument is, our Degree will prepare you as a composer in a full range of genres and media: urban music, scores for film and TV, music for performing arts, corporate communications, and much more.

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WITH YOUR BACHELOR DEGREE:

  • YOU WILL HAVE STUDIED ALL MUSIC GENRES, FROM POP AND IMPROV TO ORCHESTRAL OR ELECTRONIC MUSIC.
  • YOU WILL HAVE COMPLETED A PORTFOLIO WITH COMPOSITIONS FOR AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA (SHORT FILMS, JINGLES, DIGITAL CONTENT, ETC.), PERFORMING ARTS (MUSICAL THEATER) AND ARTISTIC EXHIBITIONS(VIDEO ART, INSTALLATION ART).
  • YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WRITE, RECORD AND PRODUCE COMPLEX MUSIC.
  • YOU WILL BE PART OF A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS FROM AN ARRAY OF FIELDS WITH WHOM YOU CAN DEVELOP CROSSDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS.

PROGRAM: Bachelor in Music Composition CAMPUS: TAI Arts University (Escuela Universitaria de Artes TAI) / URJCAREA: Arts and Humanities / CREDITS: 240 ECTS (4 full academic years) / MODE: Classroom instruction / LANGUAGE: English / START: September 2021

Contents

Study Programme

The programme covers 4 areas of music composition:

SONGWRITING

Popular, modern and urban music (present and future)

AUDIOVISUAL SOUNDTRACKS

Film, TV series, commercials, videogames, new media, etc.

Associated centre

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

PERFORMING ARTS

Creation of sound spaces for theater, musicals, living arts, etc.

NEW DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

Music for web environments and digital content for companies, media and institutions.

Associated centre

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Admission Requirements

To access the official undergraduate studies it is required to possess a certificate of secondary school graduate or an equivalent as well as having passed a test referred to in the article 42 of the Organic Law 6/2001, on Universities, modified by the Law 4/2007, of 12 April, without prejudice of the other access mechanisms provided by current regulations (RD 1640/1999, of 22 October, (BOE of 27 October 1999), modified and completed by the RD 990/2000, of 2 June (BOE of 3 June 2000) and by RD 1025/2002, of 4 October (BOE of 22 October 2002) and developed by the Order of 25 November 1999 (BOE of 30 November 1999).

https://www.urjc.es/estudiar-en-la-urjc/admision/273-grado-admision

For this Bachelor in Music Composition and in order to know the profile and abilities of the students, an interview is established and a practical part:

  • Interview with attitude and musical language questions (60%)
  • Delivery of a sample of candidate’s own composition in score and audio (40%). The interview will assess creative capacity, the quality of the works as well as artistic and musical vocation of the candidates

Foreign students will be able to be interviewed through a videoconference.

Student profile

Individuals who want to compose, without having first to acquire a mastery of the language of music or a particular instrument, by taking advantage of the effectiveness and speed new technologies bring to music composition.

Future composers who are passionate about music, highly sensitive and imaginative, willing to explore a variety of contemporary styles, in music and stage and audiovisual contexts.

Persons seeking a university degree, strengthening the foundations for future employment.

Language Requirements

Students who choose to study a career in English at the URJC must have a sufficient level of knowledge and command of the English language to be able to function in the classroom, understanding the teachers’ explanations, taking notes, seeking additional information from English language sources and developing written work and exams in a satisfactory manner.

Level B2 will be accredited by one of the following official certificates issued by authorized institutions:

  • Intermediate level B2 issued by Escuela Oficial de Idiomas.
  • Cambridge FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH or higher.
  • Minimum score of 5,5 in IELTS.
  • TOEIC: Listening and Reading minimum 785, Speaking and Writing minimum 160.
  • TOEFL: 72 minimum points.
  • TRINITY: ISE II or higher.

+2000 hours
of artistic practice

INTERDISCIPLINARY

TAI Facilities & Resources

TAI Facilities & Resources Music

Student Work & Interdisciplinary Projects

From the very first year you will be able to develop personal projects and collaborate with students from other artistic areas and disciplines. Not only will you expand your portfolio but find teammates and networking relationships to address your professional future.

Compose scores and soundtracks for film, theater, dance, videogames, digital content, TV series or events and learn music publishing, production or studio recording.

Studio Recordings

Concerts

Ensembles

Student Work & Interdisciplinary Projects

From the very first year you will be able to develop personal projects and collaborate with students from other artistic areas and disciplines. Not only will you expand your portfolio but find teammates and networking relationships to address your professional future.

Compose scores and soundtracks for film, theater, dance, videogames, digital content, TV series or events and learn music publishing, production or studio recording.

Studio Recordings

Ensembles

Concerts

International

TAI Arts University has agreements with universities and art institutions in more than 50 countries around the world, offering our students exchanges in which to achieve unique academic, cultural and life experiences.

These partnerships will broaden your job prospects and personal growth. Developing an international perspective is a key goal for TAI’s educational model. We promote a universal approach to arts education.

Mapa Internacional Convenios universidades

localización TAI has agreements with the following universities

Careers for a Booming Industry

We live in the age of entertainment, a global industry that demands composers for film, TV series, commercials, theater, videogames, musical theater, corporate communications and new media, among other areas and career opportunities.

  • Composer, producer and arranger for stage works, comedies, dance and experimental shows
  • Music and soundtracks supervisor
  • Composer and orchestrator for soundtracks in films, documentary, short films, TV series and shows, radio, jingles and openings, commercials, industrial and multimedia video
  • Supervisor for original and adapted music
  • Radio broadcaster and DJ in music stations
  • Composer for orchestra, chamber music and ensembles
  • Music file manager
  • Sheet music editor
  • Teacher / Researcher

Continue your education

Degree
4 Years

Music Composition

Master Degree
Specialization in 1 year

Master in Songwriting*

Master in Music Production*

*Only offered in Spanish