Taller de Músics offers the Higher Degree in Music, of 240 ECTS credits, in the speciality of Composition. The Higher Degree in Music has the same validity for all purposes as a degree issued by a university.
The specialisation of Composition is aimed at training students in the technique and craft of musical writing. Without forgetting the importance of the knowledge of tradition, it is based on a particularly transversal vision of creative act, providing the student with tools in an environment open to the development of multiple sensibilities, concerns and aesthetics. The diversity of languages that coexist in the centre is reflected in the syllabus of this bachelor’s degree, which places special emphasis on the knowledge of jazz harmony, flamenco rhythm, arrangements for Big Band, etc. Our students regularly work with ensembles such as CrossingLines, Barcelona Clarinet Players or the Gerhard Quartet, as well as with institutions such as CONSMUPA (Oviedo) or Musikene (San Sebastián).
Our teaching staff is made up of renowned and active composers. Under a personalised tutorship, students will be able to create their own itinerary according to their own creative criteria:
In order to make these musical projects reality, the Taller de Músics has agreements with orchestras and other instrumental formations. On the other hand, our Management & Productions department offers an ideal framework for the professional development of students of the Composition specialisation.
Access to higher artistic education requires the fulfilment of certain academic preconditions of which passing a specific access test that should, taking the the subsequent management of the admission procedure into consideration, be completed enough time ahead prior to the start of the academic year. The specific access test allows to asses the students’ attainment levels of the abilities and competences necessary to be admitted to higher education.
The profile of the student who accesses studies in the specialisation of Composition is that of a student who knows styles, historical periods and representative formations. The student must be able to recognise habitual forms, both auditively and through a score, and to place himself rhythmically and harmonically. They must know how to use musical notation to write and read. They must also show a basic knowledge of instrumentation, counterpoint, and choral music. and show a predisposition to relate knowledge, skills, and abilities to build music. They must also be able to develop their own work strategies in order to overcome academic or practical challenges and to able to express artistic opinions and appraisals in a respectful and coherent manner.
The syllabus of the Bachelor of Music consists of 4 academic courses of 60 ECTS credits each, distributed across subjects of different categories:
The assignment of credits for each subject includes the hours corresponding to the lective classes, hours of study, the realisation of works, practices, projects and the preparation of examinations and evaluation tests.
In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Music, it is necessary to prepare and publicly defend a final work, which is a direct outcome of what has been learned. This is the writing of a project with a set of explanations, theories, ideas or reasoning on a specific subject that should even more be put into practice in the form of a concert or performance key.
The student must demonstrate the ability to apply the acquired knowledge and know how to communicate conclusions, knowledge and theories on which it is based. The TFT must communicate the results or conclusions reached in the study of subject in an organised, formal, clear and precise way, as well as the methodology used, the process followed, the documents consulted etc. In short, it is a question of transmitting that is most important.
The graduate in Composition must be a highly qualified professional for musical creation, with mastery of a wide range of musical languages and their technical, theoretical, practical, historical and aesthetic aspects. The graduate must have knowledge of technological possibilities as a tool of creation and specific support for their work. They must also know how to creatively locate themselves in different contexts, including scenic projects and multidisciplinary artistic contexts, audiovisuals or those inherent to new technologies, always with a well-defined artistic personality being receptive to evolution.
Likewise, they must be trained in the exercise of musical analysis with a broad aesthetic spectrum, and must have critical thought about the creative fact along with the capacity to transmit it orally and rigorously in writing. Finally, they must have a solid humanistic and methodological background in order to be able to carry out musical research and experimentation tasks.
To gain admission to Higher Music Education at Taller de Músics you must make an entrance test, in accordance with the provisions of resolution ENS/503/2017, of March 8th, which establishes the basis of the specific entrance test for higher artistic education.
The objective of the tests is to evaluate the aptitudes of potential candidates and to determine whether or not they are equipped to study for a Bachelor of Music in their chosen speciality. Furthermore, in the event of having more candidates than places, the tests serve to identify those candidates who most merit their place on the course.
Candidates may apply for a maximum of two study modes.
The areas and study modes for which entrance tests have been convened are the following:
Once the initial call for application is finalised and matriculation is completed in the Bachelor of Music, if there are still unfilled places, there shall be a second round of specific tests in September.
➔ ATTENTION: We open two Sundays before the exams so our students can come to study.
➔ ATTENTION: We open two Sundays before the exams so our students can come to study.
The Tutorial Action Plan aims to accompany students in their process of academic and personal development from the moment they enter the Centre, promoting knowledge, analysis and reflection regarding the options so that they can make decisions that are most appropriate to their academic and professional careers, meanwhile understanding orientation as a system of social interaction, governed by rules, values, attitudes, expectations etc.
We encourage you to visit the web links of the entities listed below. All of them offer grants or scholarships for training, production and other aspects related to music. We are at your disposal in case you need more information or help with filling in the corresponding forms.
The Taller de Músics bachelor’s degree, according to Royal Decree 631/2010 of 14 May, which regulates the content of higher artistic education established in Organic Law 2/2006, of 3 May on Education, and which is in accordance with the objectives and precepts developed in Resolution ENS 2869/2011 on the recognition and transfer of credits, validation of learning, the individualised recognition of credits and other specific procedures in the field of higher education, develops the elaboration of specific regulations for the transfer and recognition of credits with the goal of mobilising students, which however does not imply any type of impediment for the accumulation of credits within the European framework of higher education.
The transfer of credits will include and only take into account the official supporting documents provided by the student. The recognition of credits implies the acceptance by Taller de Músics of those credits that have been taken and passed in the framework of another official degree, both in Taller de Músics and other universities. These credits are considered passed by recognition in the final file for the purpose of obtaining an official degree, with the full academic value of the original grades. The regulations determine the system, the procedure and the criteria that is to be followed within the current legality and provisions of the Bologna Declaration in the process of credit transfer and recognition. The credits recognised according to the above-mentioned resolution are divided into:
The specific criteria for recognition and transfer of credits are elaborated in the same resolution:
Credit validation allows credits to be surpassed by other means, such as artistic or professional experiences, or by studies not included in the system of recognition, and by transfer of credits. The student can request validation by attaching the corresponding documentation. The competences acquired must correspond to those inherent to the subjects involved.
Taller de Músics Bachelor Degree has had an international vocation from the moment of its creation following the long tradition of the Taller de Músics. A key element for improving the quality of teaching and research at the Bachelor’s Degree lies in sharing of information and experiences with foreign schools and being present at those levels which best represent and defend our interests.
For this reason, the international impulse has been translated, on the one hand in participating in networks of European and international schools to present the project of our school and to contribute to the development of formative proposals in higher music education and, on the other hand, in mobility programs with an increasing implantation year after year.
The Erasmus+ program, and more specifically Key Action 1 for the mobility of students and teachers in higher education, is the main means of mobility in our school. The ESEM Musics Workshop obtained the Erasmus Charter in 2014 and since the academic year 2016/17, there are students and teachers at the centre who participate in a network of European partners that has been growing day by day.
Taller de Músics is also open and interested in welcoming students from other centres for certain periods of study, either through the Erasmus+ program or through specific agreements.
Taller de Músics signed a collaboration agreement with Acción Cultural Española (AC/E). This agreement will serve to boost the professional careers of ESEM students and graduates through stays and concerts in Spain and abroad. These mobility actions will take place between July and November 2019 and, thanks to the agreement, all travel, accommodation and dietary expenses of the participants will be covered.
The ACS is a European network of higher music education institutions, founded in 1953, which brings together more than 280 members from 55 different countries. The aim of this Brussels-based organisation is to support music education through European projects, meetings, and exchanges, as well as to represent the interests of its members.
The Bachelor of Music by Taller de Musics was presented as a new member at the 43rd Annual Congress and General Assembly of the ACS in November 2016 in Gothenburg (Sweden) and participates in various working groups. The AEC website is a resourceful tool for institutions and their professionals as well as for students, with special reference to the mobility programs.
International students will always be admitted through the entrance examinations, for which it will be necessary to homologate the studies carried out abroad equivalent to the Baccalaureate degree (consult the website of the Departament d’Ensenyament).
Since 2019, the Escuela Superior de Estudios Musicales Taller de Músics has been a member of the IASJ. This association has been connecting students, educators, and directors of institutions and centres that teach jazz studies worldwide for 30 years. Each year, they organise the IASJ Jazz Meeting in a different country of the world, where approximately 100 students, educators, and management staff learn, teach, perform and interact. Through this encounter, professional networks are created where leadership experiences are exchanged, jazz research is promoted and/or international bands of this musical genre are promoted
The Taller de Músics Student Card accredits you as a student of Taller de Músics and allows you to access the services of both our centres. It also gives you discounts and advantages in commercial establishments, concert halls or cultural institutions. The Taller de Músics Student Card works like any student card. In the places where they give discounts for being a student, you will also be able to benefit from it. Also, remember that as a student you can apply for the International Student Identity Card, with which you can get discounts on transport, restaurants, accommodation, museums and cultural events around the world!
TALLER DE MÚSICS (BACHELOR OF MUSIC) INDICATORS
In accordance with the commitment to transparency required of university institutions within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and in accordance with the approach to the procedure for the design and implementation of university degrees established by Royal Decree 1393/2007, which establishes the organisation of official university education as modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, universities must guarantee, in the use of the trust that society gives them in their autonomous management, that their actions ensure the achievement of the objectives associated with the training they provide. To achieve this challenge, universities must have policies and internal quality assurance systems (IQAS) that are formally established and publicly available.
The AUDIT programme has the following objectives:
The SGIC-framework of the Taller de Músics was evaluated by AQU Catalunya within the framework of the AUDIT-EAS programme and positively assessed on 30 March 2016.
Approval of the Study Plan for Taller de Músics Bachelor of Music
Approval of the Study Plan for Pedagogy Taller de Músics
SGIQ 2016-2017 Follow-up Report
Memoria de verificación del título superior en música
Memory verification of the Bachelor in music
Employment insertion report
Self-evaluation Report Taller de Músics 2016-2017 (September 2018)
SGIQ Process Manual
Summary table of the processes established in the Taller de Músics Bachelor of Music:
TM – PE01 – Quality policy and objectives
TM – PE02 – Staff Policy (PDI-PAS)
TM – PE03 – Design, approval and extinction of degrees
TM – PE04 – Student Profile
TM – PE05 – Access and enrolment criteria
TM – PE06 – Implementation of the Improvement Plan
TM – PE07 – Publication of information
TM – PC01 – Teaching development and tutoring
TM – PC02 – Learning Assessment
TM – PC03 – Academic Practices
TM – PC04 – Mobility
TM – PS01 – Collection and analysis of quality training results
TM – PS02 – Professional orientation and labour insertion
TM – PS03 – Collection and selection PDI-PAS
TM – PS04 – Evaluation, promotion and recognition PDI-PAS
TM – PS05 –Training PDI-PAS
TM – PS06 – Material Resources and Infrastructure Management
TM – PS07 – Service Management
TM – PS08 – Management of complaints, claims and suggestions
TM – PS09 – Document Management
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