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University of Sydney (USYD)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Master of Music (Composition)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
RMMUCOMP2000, 019178G
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$36,000 per year

About this course


The Sydney Conservatorium of Music places a high emphasis on its research activity, with a vibrant and diverse community of staff and students. The Master of Music (Composition) aims to facilitate the development of advanced compositional abilities and allow candidates to create compositions of a length and complexity not possible during undergraduate courses. Students prepare both a composition portfolio (creative work) and a related dissertation which, together, will form their final thesis. ?

Within the degree structure, candidates receive training in research methods and areas of study pertinent to their field, and work with supervisors on the preparation of their composition portfolio and dissertation.

Candidates can specialise in music technology, electro-acoustic, ensemble/orchestral, jazz and music theatre composition, and are encouraged to develop skills in, and an understanding of all aspects toward the successful completion of a composition project. Discover more of the Composition and Music Technology study options at the University of Sydney.


Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification

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Graduate outcomes

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