Programme structure

The Course of Study of the Bachelor of Music consists of four academic years, of 60 ECTS credits each year, distributed across different subject categories.

1. Basic training subjects. These are subjects dealing with culture, thought, history, musical techniques and language.

2. Obligatory specialisation subjects. These are subjects dealing with instruments or voice, complementary instrumental training, ensemble music, improvisation, composition, production and management.

3. Optional subjects. These complement the training with a wide range of diverse subjects.

4. Final project

The allocation of credits for each subject comprises the corresponding class hours, study hours, realization of work, internships, projects and preparation for exams and assessment tests.


Structure of studies and the corresponding specialities

ECTS Credits: The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) defines a unified system of credits, the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which serves to quantify subjects in terms of workload (contact hours, tutor-led work, and autonomous learning). 

The credits are calculated in the following way:

  • 1 ECTS is equivalent to 30 hours of work in total, contact and non-contact.
  • 1 complete academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS, 1,800 hours of work in total, contact and non-contact.
  • The full qualification (4 years) is equivalent to 240 ECTS, 7,200 hours of work in total, contact and non-contact.


PERFORMANCE

    Jazz and Modern Music (Consult the programme structure)

  • Basic education: 42 credits
  • Obligatory subjects: 162 credits
  • Optional subjects: 24 credits
  • Final course project: 12 credits
  • Total: 240 credits

    Traditional Music: Flamenco (Consult the programme structure)

  • Basic education: 42 credits
  • Obligatory subjects: 156 credits
  • Optional subjects: 30 credits
  • Final course project: 12 credits
  • Total: 240 credits


COMPOSITION (Consult the programme structure)

  • Basic education: 42 credits
  • Obligatory subjects: 174 credits
  • Optional subjects: 12 credits
  • Final course project: 12 credits
  • Total: 240 credits


MUSIC PEDAGOGY (Consult the programme structure)

  • Basic education: 42 credits
  • Obligatory subjects: 168 credits
  • Optional subjects: 12 credits
  • Practices: 6 credits
  • Final course project: 12 credits
  • Total: 240 credits


Secondary instrument

In order to develop the fundamentals of performance, to adapt to competitive conditions and cultural, social and artistic changes and developments in the professional arena, and to select the correct pathways for continuing education, it is necessary for students to study a secondary instrument.

The piano is recommended as a secondary instrument for those students whose primary instrument is any of the following: electric bass, double bass, drums, voice, electric guitar, percussion, keyboard, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trombone, trumpet, flamenco guitar or flamenco voice.

For those whose principal instrument is piano or keyboard, one of the following instruments is recommended: saxophone, flute, trombone, trumpet, drums and percussion.