Composition - Bachelor

Bachelor of Composition, 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Campus Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level
Duration 3
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6350 EUR


At Bachelor level, you can choose courses in instrumentation, electro-acoustics, piano and theory. The Academy has specialised teachers and good facilities which will give you the opportunity to work partially or wholly within the area of electro-acoustics in connection with your principal study.

Read more about RDAM's Composition Programme here

Career Opportunities

The Composition programme includes weekly seminars with the possibility of networking with RDAM's composition faculty and international guest teachers. Activities such as PULSAR, the annual festival for new contemporary music, and workshops with Danish and international ensembles help to extend the professional network of the students.

About the Degree

The principal study tuition is typically divided between two teachers, who organise the teaching in co-operation with you. In the composition tuition, you will be provided with guidance in relation to working with your own compositions.


EU/EEA applicants must apply online and attend to a live entrance examination when applying for Bachelor's level. Non-EU/EEA applicants must submit an online application and  
composed pieces.

Read about admission to the Bachelor's Programme for Composition here

Application Deadlines

Find the application deadlines for RDAM's study programmes here.

Tuition Fees

Full-degree students who hold a citizenship outside EU/EEA must pay a tuition fee each year

Read more about RDAM's tuition fees here.

Further Information

The Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition.

General introduction to the Danish Educational System: 
The Danish Higher Education System

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education:

EU/EAA/CH applicants

Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EAA/CH applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level


The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) offers programmes in music performance, Instrument and Voice, as well as in Composition, Conducting and Sound Engineering, and electives in subjects such as Pedagogy and Church Music. The Faculty aims to foster and develop student’s individual artistic profile and technical skills drawing on a solid pedagogical foundation and years of artistic professional experience.

All Programmes are taught in English, which is also spoken by both Faculty and students.

RDAM has an extensive international network and cooperates with some of the world’s leading music academies. Students are ach year offered masterclasses with internationally renowned artists and educators both in person and through Advanced Audio Network Technology that connects RDAM to music academies across the globe. With more than 50% international students and a nationally diverse Faculty, RDAM is a great starting point for students embarking on an international career.

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