Department of Composition and Improvisational Performing Arts

Composition Studies
(music composition, electro-acoustic composition, audio-visual composition, recording arts)

The main objective of the composition studies is to educate students in classical music composition, electro-acoustic composition, audio-visual composition and recording arts.

These independent, but closely integrated curricula establish a creative synergy that supports individual creative endeavours in each specialist field.

All composition curricula, including recording arts, form a coherent and complementary whole, not only due to the structure of the curriculum. Most of the faculty members do not guide students in only one specialist field: students of other curricula also complement their skills with professors specialised in classical composition, while classical composition students can be guided in the well-equipped electronic music studio by specialists in electro-acoustic music.

In addition to choosing between four fields of study, students can choose from a variety of creative mentors from different fields, who have different aesthetic and creative beliefs. It is not obligatory for students to study under the guidance of only one professor, which means that they can take part in different creative visions throughout the course of their studies.

Students are not constrained by strict academic restrictions, which is vividly demonstrated by the numerous concerts that take place throughout the academic year offering widely different stylistic preferences from chamber and electronic music all the way to symphony concerts.