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Courses are a great way for you to continue your education without enrolling in a bachelor degree program. You can take them to increase your knowledge and skills in a topic that interests you. Courses can help you prepare to enter the job market or bridge the gap between high school and a college degree.

What are courses in composition? Just as music spans a wide array of styles and genres, these courses cover just about every possible type of music. You can learn how to compose jazz, hip-hop, or rock music, or you can study composition for film or television. If you are interested in serious concert music, you can learn about the components that make up operas, symphonies, and chamber music.

You can gain several useful skills in composition courses, such as the ability to analyze and understand complex musical scores. In addition, you might learn critical thinking and listening skills, both of which transfer to all professions.

The cost for courses in composition will depend upon various factors, such as length of the course and the tuitions and fees charged by the school. You should contact the programs in which you are interested and get an estimate of expenses.

When you have finished your courses in composition, several career paths may be open to you. You might pursue work as a film or television score composer, a video game sound designer, an editor or publisher of music, or a sound engineer. With further education, you could pursue a career in academia as a professor or composer-in-residence at a university.

You can choose to take courses in composition from schools around the world. Some institutions offer online coursework as well if you require a more flexible schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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6 Results in Composition

CPA Online

Digital audio is increasingly demanding in terms of quality and knowledge formats and post, especially now that we increasingly intuitive and advanced tools. ... [+]

Course Cubase and MIDI composition

Digital audio is increasingly demanding in terms of quality and knowledge formats and post, especially now that we increasingly intuitive and advanced tools. At CPA we offer our Online Cubase course, you will learn to manage the most used in the industry to create computer music software and MIDI compositions. You will know how to make musical arrangements create different musical styles using different recording techniques always giving them a professional finish beginning with the original source to the final composition.

This course trains you to work MIDI for producing, cinemas, radios and create all kinds of musical projects, soundtracks and sound spots, animations, ads, speeches ... etc. In course of Cubase MIDI composition and be ready to enter the market work like a pro. CPA Online guarantees you how!... [-]

Spain Zaragoza
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
300 hours
Online
Pyramind

This program meets twice weekly for 16 weeks and takes students from beginning concepts with Ableton Live through composing, arranging, mixing and mastering. Classes occu ... [+]

Overview

This program meets twice weekly for 16 weeks and takes students from beginning concepts with Ableton Live through composing, arranging, mixing and mastering. Classes occur every Monday and Wednesday evening in Pyramind’s fully equipped labs. The program provides a fun and engaging atmosphere perfect for electronic music enthusiasts and anyone looking to unlock the potential of Ableton Live. Learn the building blocks of music production and take your tracks to the next level.

Topics Include: Overview of Live’s capabilities including production, sound design, DJ’ing and live performance The Ableton user interface Working in Session View vs Arrange View Exploration of Live’s tools and devices Audio signal flow & effects processing Composing in Live Song Arranging in Live ... [-]
USA San Francisco
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Part-time
16 weeks
Campus
Pyramind

The Sound for Picture & Games program is specifically tailored to prepare you for a career in post-production, sound design, and composition for visual media. This on ... [+]

Overview

The Sound for Picture & Games program is specifically tailored to prepare you for a career in post-production, sound design, and composition for visual media. This one-year curriculum focuses on technical production skills, creative workflow, interactive game audio, film scoring and music composition.

This program draws from Pyramind Studios’ deep history of award-winning productions. Analyze and recreate real sessions from AAA and mobile game titles, film and commercial work originally produced by our in-house team.

Build your portfolio and diverse set of skills by booking private weekly sessions in our multi-studio complex that includes our Meyer Cinema Surround Sound mix stage.... [-]

USA San Francisco
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Full-time
12 months
Campus
IES Abroad

As a Music student, you’ll flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam, a city known for its ability to embrace expressions of the human spirit. ... [+]

Overview

As a Music student, you’ll flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam, a city known for its ability to embrace expressions of the human spirit.

Enrolling in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the largest and most diverse music conservatory in the Netherlands, integrates you fully into a specialized institution where you study with other students who are dedicated to the study of music.

The Conservatorium van Amsterdam takes full advantage of Amsterdam’s established reputation in music to offer outstanding instruction in classical and jazz music performance, theory, and composition. The Conservatorium is dedicated to upholding superior standards of teaching, performing, and creating music through a highly-individualized course of study. If you wish to study at the CvA, you should be a strong and independent Performance, Composition, or Theory major with the motivation and intention to become a professional musician, music scholar, or composer.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
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Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Recording Connection Audio School

Take your beat-making and hip-hop music production to the professional level by apprenticing (externing) in a real recording studio alongside a major Hip-Hop Producer ... [+]

Take your beat-making and hip-hop music production to the professional level by apprenticing (externing) in a real recording studio alongside a major Hip-Hop Producer.

Since 1989, the Recording Connection has helped more than 11,000 students break into the industry by placing them as working apprentices (externs) in real recording studios throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia and the U.K. Our mentors are all carefully screened, established professionals with proven reputations and skills, and many of them work with Grammy-winning and Platinum-selling artists. There is simply no better way to launch your career music production and audio engineering than by learning alongside someone like this.... [-]

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September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Microfusa

The musical composition for video games course is intended for all those interested in learning how to create a soundtrack, from the study of simple programming till the ... [+]

Description

In the past years, both electronic music production and the evolution of video games, has experienced unprecedented growth, resulting in it forming part of the cinematographic industry budgets, generating income and earnings.

Evermore, million dollar projects are launched onto the market, on which hundreds of professionals from multiple sectors, work on programmers, artists, experts in marketing, graphical, technical designers of sound … etc.

The video games scene experiences an evident need, of qualified personnel that undertake all the work that is involved in the creation of the music and sound effects of these projects.

Independently of the size of the projects: it can be about, a simple game developed by an independent video game company with limited personnel to daunting technical achievements, that year after year, make millions of players open-mouthed. All of them, need music and sound in order for the gaming experience to be complete.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
9 months
Campus