Taller de Músics offers a Bachelor Degree in Music, with 240 ECTS credits, specialising in Composition. This is an official qualification recognised within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and has the same validity as a university degree.
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 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 assess the students’ attainment levels of the abilities and competences necessary to be admitted to higher education.
The profile of the student who accesses studies with specialisation in 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 be able to express artistic opinions and appraisals in a respectful and coherent manner.
The syllabus of the Bachelor in 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 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 TFG must communicate the results or conclusions reached in the study of a 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.
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