MA Electroacoustic Composition
Qualification awarded: Electroacoustic Composition Master Degree
Course code: sDCPL34
Qualification type/level: EHEA 2st cycle; EQF level 7
ECTS credits 1st Year
ECTS credits 2nd Year
|Analysis of compositional forms||5||5|
|History and analysis of repertoire||5/10|
|Contemporary music semiography||5|
|History and aesthetics of Contemporary music||5/10|
|TOTAL CREDITS BY AREA:||10/15||10/15|
|Electroacoustics and electroacoustic systems||5||5|
|Models of sound analysis, representation and digital processing||5|
|Techniques of musical composition||15||15|
|Techniques of instrumentation, orchestration and arrangement||5||5|
|Web technology for music and e-learning||5|
|TOTAL CREDITS BY AREA:||25/30||25/30|
|Related or additional Courses|
|Twentieth-Century music harmony||5|
|Acoustics and psycho-acoustics||5|
|Improvisation and composition workshop||5||5|
|Programming languages for computer music||5|
|Practice of chamber music and orchestra score reading||5||5|
|Multimedia composition and sound installation||5|
|Music recording and sound processing workshop||5|
|TOTAL CREDITS BY AREA:||10/15||5/10|
|European foreign language||5||5|
|Workshops and other elective educational activities, including external ones||5||5|
|Training related to the course of study||5||5|
|TOTAL CREDITS BY AREA:||5/10||5|
Key learning outcomes:
Students completing required courses for the Master Degree of Electroacoustic composition 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 historical, contemporary and electroacoustic musical repertoires and analytical methods, including the history of electroacoustic and computer technology applied to music. Aural training and memorization will assist students in attaining these goals, especially with regards to their own artistic production and repertoire of electro‐acoustic music. Upon completion of the Master Degree, students will have attained in‐depth knowledge of the general stylistic, historical and aesthetic aspects related to their specific area. In addition, they will possess professional skills regarding the use of electro‐acoustic and computer instruments, as well as planning skills pertaining to installations dedicated to playing a specific repertoire. The ability to use a second European Union language will also be obtained.
Mode of study: Full time / Part time.
Limited number of places available each year.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:
Credits are transferred according to the general arrangements for recognition of prior learning of the Institution. Maximum number of recognized credits: 60
Specific admission requirements:
To apply for a Postgraduate degree it is necessary to hold a Bachelor’s.
Students holding a Bachelor’s degree awarded by university or a university-level institution can be admitted if their secondary school leaving certificate grants access to a Postgraduate degree within the Higher Education system of reference.
Admittance will be based on the entrance exam results.
Qualification requirements and regulations:
This course is based on the ECTS credit accumulation system. The student must complete the curriculum as described in the Course structure. This includes compulsory and elective subjects and other activities for a total of 120 ECTS credits.
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 added, but only with the unanimous decision of the examining board. Salerno Conservatoire provides an ECTS Grading Table (inserisci link alla pagina ECTS Grading Table) which shows the actual distribution, of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems.
The final exam consists of the discussion of an essay of adequate scientific value.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples:
This course provides career opportunities in the following fields: electroacoustic music composers; music professions related to sound technology; music professions related to multimedia events.
Access to further studies:
￼￼￼Graduates holding a 2nd cycle degree are eligible to apply to 3rd cycle degrees.
Exchange student programs: Erasmus +
President of the Degree Course Council: Silvia Lanzalone
Degree Course Council:
Silvia Lanzalone, Bruno Benvenuto, Giancarlo Turaccio, Luca Andrea Giordano, Clemente Rosella, Francesca Turano, Giorgio Savarese, Francesca Marchesiello
Student delegate: Clelia Vitaliano
Tuition fees: minimum 600 - maximum 1.000