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Composition - Bachelor

Bachelor of Music, 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Rhytmic Music Conservatory
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5500 EUR
The Composition programme is aimed at composers and songwriters who see themselves as future innovators in the field of popular music as a contemporary artistic expression.

The programme takes its starting-point in the student's vision, and aims to further develop the individual's artistic and educational profile. The student becomes part of a diverse and inspirational learning environment in which teachers, tutors and fellow students stimulate and challenge the student's development. The programme takes the form of a mixture of scheduled classes and intense project periods, and via the Conservatory’s extensive cooperation with external partners in Denmark and abroad, students obtain access to an extensive professional network that will enhance their future employment opportunities as composers or songwriters, educators and entrepreneurs in a changing music industry.

The Bachelor programme in Composition has two special subject areas:

1. Instrumental/electronic Composition
Besides composition, applicants for this specialisation will focus within the course on acoustic and electronic arrangement. The specialisation is aimed at composers of electronic music and composers who work with arrangements for various ensembles.

2. Songwriting
Besides composition, applicants for this specialisation will focus within the course on writing song lyrics. The specialisation is aimed at songwriters.

Application date
Dec 03
Start date
Aug 19



Rhythmic Music Conservatory (RMC) offers the most advanced education available in rhythmic contemporary music – a multifaceted concept that embraces widely diverse forms of expression in such genres as rock, pop, jazz, hip hop, heavy metal and electronic music.

Rhythmic contemporary music is a creative and performative art form that builds upon a solid foundation of professional and cultural traditions, and in which the creative approach is central. At RMC, rhythmic contemporary music means openness, curiosity, challenge, diversity and open-mindedness.

In addition to providing music education at the highest level, RMC also operates research and development projects in the Conservatory’s core areas. The Conservatory also helps to promote musical culture in Denmark in general, and acts as a meeting-point for all of the stakeholders in the music industry. RMC provides a framework for a diverse range of public artist meetings, concerts, seminars, conferences and symposia.

RMC is located in Holmen in Copenhagen, amid beautiful waterside surroundings, and in the heart of a vibrant artistic educational community that also includes the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools for Architecture, Design and Conservation, the National Film School of Denmark and the Danish National School of Performing Arts.

The Conservatory’s unique physical setting offers all the facilities one would expect of a modern academy of music of the highest international standard.