The studies that lead to the Bachelor of Music, Composition Major, are intended for the students to obtain the qualification for musical creation, with a complete dominion of the musical structures in all their theoretical and practical aspects. The idea is to favor the development of a well-defined artistic personality still susceptible to evolution. The Curriculum courses will encourage the exercise of musical analysis and critical thinking about the creative fact. Thus, the future creator receives solid complementary training that will help him/her in his/her research and musical experimentation.
Composition students have a weekly meeting with all their colleagues and several teachers of the Department or guests, the Composition Seminar, in which they put in common and discuss the most crucial issues related to music creation. The performance practice allows to work and perform in public concerts all the students’ creations, either through the Liceu XXI ensemble (specialized in contemporary and new creation music, with permanent concerts at the Liceu Jove concert cycle) or in other activities outside of the Center such as the successful Musicant Picasso.
Degree: Bachelor of Music, Composition Major
Credits: 240 ECTS (60 ECTS per academic year)
Specialty Entry Profile
In the Composition specialty, it is expected to be able to detect a good knowledge of composition and analysis techniques, as well as an acceptable level of familiarity with the main repertoire. It is also expected that the works submitted in the corresponding test suggest creative ability and the possibility of developing a differentiated artistic personality.
The aspirant to the specialty of Composition is that of a person who has a serious commitment to artistic expression through musical creation, and who has a special sensitivity regarding sound material and its creative manipulation. It also demonstrates an interest in instrumentation and orchestration, as well as in the unique characteristics and possibilities of each instrument.
The graduate in Composition is able to compose musical pieces that can adapt to different parameters, being able to respond to specific assignments, but having acquired the basis of an aesthetic personality and a language of their own. He is a musician with a high knowledge of the instruments and their expressive potential, and who also has a great creative capacity. He also has extensive knowledge of the application of technology to music creation.
|Ear Training I||4||4|
|History of Music||8||4||4|
|Aesthetics of Music||4||4|
|FINAL RESEARCH PROJECT|
|Final Research Project||12||12|
|Instrumentation III (Contemporary Techniques||5||5|
|Basic Conducting Techniques||6||6|