Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Martucci Salerno

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BA Composition

Qualification awarded: Composition Bachelor's Degree

Course code: DCPL 15

Qualification type/level: EHEA 1st cycle; EQF level 6

Course structure

First Year    

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Theory of music 4   30 Basic
Music history and historiography 4 X 30 Basic
Organ practice 5 X 20 Basic
Choral training 3   30 Basic
Composition 17 X 40 Specific
Counterpoint techniques 6 X 20 Specific
Score reading 5 X 30 Specific
Harmonies 5 X 20 Related or additional
Music notation software and musical digital publishing 3 30 Others
European foreign language 2   20 Foreign language
Elective educational activities 6 X 0 Elective

Second Year    

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Theory of music 4 X 40 Basic
Music history and historiography 4 X 40 Basic
Organ practice 3 X 15 Basic
Composition 18 x 40 Specific
Counterpoint techniques 6 X 20 Specific
Score reading 5 X 30 Specific
Analysis 3 X 20 Related or additional
Instrumentation and orchestration 4   30 Related or additional
Harmonies 5 X 20 Related or additional
European foreign language 2 X 20 Foreign language
Elective educational activities 6 X 0 Elective

Third Year    

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Poetry for music 4 X 30 Basic
Composition   21 X 40 Specific
Counterpoint techniques    6 X 20 Specific
Music aesthetics 2 X 20  Specific
Score reading 5 X 30 Specific
Analysis 3 X 20  Related or additional
Instrumentation and orchestration   4 X 30 Related or additional
Elective educational activities 6 X 0 Elective
Final examination 9 X 0 Final examination

Key learning outcomes:
Students completing required courses for the Composition Bachelor's Degree will have acquired the technical ability and specific competences that will allow them to fully express their interpretative personality. To meet this goal, students will closely study the main compositional techniques and idioms that are most representative of various historical periods. Specific professional expertise in instrumentation, orchestration, transcription and arrangement will be acquired, developing perceptual abilities in aural training and memorization. In addition, students will learn about the various models of music analysis and their evolution. Upon completion of the Bachelor's Degree, students will have attained in depth knowledge of the general stylistic, historical and aesthetic aspects related to their specific area of composition. In addition, they will be able to carry out improvisation and will possess adequate skills in the use of computer technology for music. The ability to use a second European Union language will also be obtained.

Occupational profiles of graduates:
This course provides career opportunities in the following fields: composition; transcription; arrangements.

Mode of study: Full-time / Part-time

Admission requirements

Entrance Examination Syllabus

Qualification requirements and regulations:
This course is based on the ECTS credit accumulation system. The student must complete the course as described in the Course Structure. This includes compulsory and elective subjects and additional activities for a total of 180 ECTS credits.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:
Credits are transferred according to the Institution’s general arrangements for recognition of prior learning with a maximum number of 90 recognised credits.

Registration procedures

Study Course Board Members

Examination regulations, assessment, and grading:
The Italian grading system is based on a scale of 0-30, with 18/30 as the lowest passing grade. 30/30 cum laude may also be awarded. The final grade is based on a scale of 0-110, with 66/110 as the lowest passing grade. To the highest grade of 110/110, cum laude may be awarded, but only with the unanimous decision of the examining board. The Salerno Conservatoire provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the statistical distribution of passing and final grades among students of each degree programme, for comparison with other grading systems.

Graduation requirements:
The final exam consists of a performance based on the student's principal subject and a discussion of their thesis which must be of adequate scientific value.

Student exchange programme, Erasmus+

Access to further studies:
Graduates holding a Bachelor’s Degree (Undergraduate programme) are eligible to apply to a Master’s Degree (Postgraduate programme)

 

stemmaGiuseppe Martucci Salerno State Conservatoire

Via Salvatore De Renzi 62, 84125 Salerno SA Italy

Telephone: +39 (0) 89 241086 / +39 (0) 89 237713 - Fax: +39 (0) 89 2582440
P.Iva: 95003210655

PEC: conservatoriosalerno@pec.it - Email: protocollo@consalerno.it