Master of Arts in Music Composition

Master of Arts in Music Composition

Course summary

The Master’s degree in Music Composition offers access to composition through various media and techniques. Composition is understood as ranging from traditional notation on paper, to the setting in sound of visual material, the digital synthesis of sounds or the staging of musical productions.


The objective of the course of study is to train composers so that they have an overview of all the processes of musical creation in their own musical projects, and are able to reflect on and communicate them.


Title / QualificationMaster of Arts in Music Composition

Bern University of the Arts offers two study emphases:

  • Creative Practice
  • Contemporary Jazz
Program study optionsFull or part-time/in conjunction with a job
Language(s) of instructionGerman, English, French
Course beginsWeek 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Master program


A Master’s degree in Music Composition fully qualifies graduates for careers as musicians or composers in the areas of composition, music technology, theory and production.

Detailed information

MA Music Composition

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Head of degree programme

Xavier Dayer

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