Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Martucci Salerno

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MA Electroacoustic Composition


Qualification awarded: Electroacoustic Composition Master Degree

Course code: sDCPL34

Qualification type/level: EHEA 2st cycle; EQF level 7

Course structure:

Course Unit

ECTS credits 1st Year

ECTS credits 2nd Year

Basic Courses    
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
Specific Courses    
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
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
Elective workshop 5 5
Multimedia composition and sound installation   5
Multimedia publishing   5
Music recording and sound processing workshop   5
Music semiology   5
Others Courses    
Music software 5 5
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
Final Examination   10
TOTAL 60 60

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.

Graduation requirements:
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

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
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