Electronic Composition

Master (2 years) of Music (MMus), 120 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Royal Academy of Music - Aarhus/Aalborg
Campus Aarhus Departement
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6600 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
The environment at this programme is unique, even by international standards. Based on DIEM, The Danish Institute of Electronic Music, founded in 1986, the programme is very popular and is recognised internationally.

Right from the start, the programme has a strong focus on the student’s compositional and technical ability. Taking the student’s compositions as a starting point, the student will be introduced to a broad range of subjects and projects that form the basis for the choice of further studies and future career. Later, we also focus on the communication of music, in practice and in theory.

The programme is usually visited by several guest teachers and/or international artists who carry out concerts and workshops.

On the master’s programme, the student specialise as an electronic musician and/or composer at the very highest level. Tuition takes place in an artistic, research-based study environment where the student will develop his/her qualifications for independent commencement and execution of musical projects and tuition courses.

The students at the programme come from many different backgrounds, ensuring a diverse and inspiring environment. Also, we collaborate closely with the jazz/pop/global and classical music students at the Academy who regularly make use of electronic musicians and composers in their projects.

The students have access to professional-grade studio facilities based on Intel Macs with the Logic Pro sequencer environment and 5.1 surround workstations. The studios are fully equipped with state-of-the-art professional software and hardware as well as various sensor systems and other untraditional user interfaces for use in customised music applications. Also, the students have access to several very different concert halls, including a symphonic hall, a multiple function black box hall and a hall equipped with a 48-channel speaker system for spatial sound processing.

All master’s programmes include Entrepreneurial Studies and are concluded with a master’s project. To be admitted on the master’s programme, the student must have a bachelor’s degree.

This programme is offered at the Aarhus campus.
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Career Opportunities  
This master's program makes the student prepared for a career as a musician, songwriter/composer, music teacher, and an enterprising music industry player.

To be admitted to this programme, students must take an entrance exam that is described in admission requirements. At the Academy’s homepage the applicant can find detailed information about admission requirements for the bachelor’s, master’s, and soloist programmes as well as examples of entry exams.

The applicant must apply online via, which is the application system for all education institutes under the Ministry of Culture.

At the Academy’s homepage the student can find out more about admission e.g., application deadline, schedule for entry exams, application fee etc.

There is a tuition fee for all full­time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.    

For Further Information
Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located here.

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition.

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

Aarhus Departement


The Academy’s department in Aarhus is situated in Concert Hall Aarhus in the center of Aarhus and has a wide range of very modern and inviting teaching and rehearsal rooms and recording studios. 

Concert Hall Aarhus offers a great variety of concerts with national and international artists during the year and also houses Aarhus Symphony and Danish National Opera.

The Academy has access to a variety of concert halls in Concert Hall Aarhus:
Symphonic Hall - with the great symphonic organ (Klais)
Rhytmic Hall - black box with many options
Small Hall - for chamber music, jazz and contemporary music
Chamber Music Hall - for smaller events
Club Scene - for pop, jazz, contemporary and electronic music

The Academy’s building was finished in 2007 and is open for students 24/7.
The Academy’s department in Aarhus offers programmes in both jazz/pop, classical and electronic music.

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