COMPOSITION - Conservatorio di Musica Francesco Venezze Rovigo

STUDY | Bachelor's Degrees | COMPOSITION - Conservatorio di Musica Francesco Venezze Rovigo

COMPOSITION

Qualification awarded: Composition Bachelor's Degree
Length of programme: 3 years
Number of credits: 180 ECTS
Level of qualification: EHEA 1st cycle; EQF level 6

Programme structure:

Subject

ECTS

Exam

Teaching Hours

Area

FIRST YEAR

Ear training

3

X

30

Basic

History of musical theatre

3

X

25

Basic

Music history and historiography

4

X

30

Basic

Medieval christian chant

2

 

20

Basic

Musical vocal ensemble and choral repertoire

3

 

30

Basic

Composition

20

X

35

Specific

Composition analysis

4

 

25

Specific

Instrumentation and orchestration

4

 

25

Specific

Orchestral score reading

7

X

25

Specific

Musical acoustics

4

X

25

Related or addional

Music notation softwares and digital publishing

2

X

20

Others

European community language – English

4

X

30

Foreign language

SECOND YEAR

Music theory

2

X

20

Basic

History of musical theatre

3

X

25

Basic

Music history and historiography

4

X

30

Basic

Fundamentals of organ technique and registration

3

X

20

Basic

Composition

20

X

35

Specific

Composition analysis

4

X

25

Specific

Instrumentation and orchestration

4

X

25

Specific

Orchestral score reading

7

X

25

Specific

Composition techniques

3

 

25

Related or addional

Elective course

10

   

Elective

THIRD YEAR

History of musical theatre

3

X

25

Basic

Music history and historiography

4

X

30

Basic

Composition

20

X

35

Specific

Composition analysis

4

X

25

Specific

Orchestral score reading

7

X

25

Specific

Music aesthetics

2

 

20

Specific

Tools and methods of bibliographical research

2

 

15

Others

Elective course

8

   

Elective

Final examination

10

X

 

Final examination

 

Key learning outcomes:

Students completing required courses for the Bachelor Degree of Composition will have acquired the technical ability and specific competences that will allow them to fully express their interpretative personality. To meet this goal, students will closely study the main compositional techniques and idioms that are most representative of various historical periods. Specific professional expertise in instrumentation, orchestration, transcription and arrangement will be acquired, developing perceptual abilities in aural training and memorization. In addition, students will learn about the various models of music analysis and their evolution. Upon completion of the Bachelor Degree, students will have attained in depth knowledge of the general stylistic, historical and aesthetic aspects related to their specific area of composition. In addition, they will be able to carry out improvisation and will possess adequate skills in the use of computer technology for music. The ability to use a second European Union language will also be obtained.

Mode of study: Full-time / Part-time

Admission requirements:
To apply for a Bachelor’s degree it is necessary to hold a secondary school leaving certificate (EQF level 4). 
Students holding a secondary school certificate issued by foreign secondary schools can be admitted to the entrance examination if their qualifications meet the following general requirements:
- they have been issued by a secondary school institution which is officially recognised by the national education system;
- they are valid for admission examinations at University in the country where they have been issued;
- they have been issued after at least 12 years of studies, including primary and secondary school.
Admittance will be based on the entrance exam results.
All subjects are taught in Italian. For non-Italian native speakers, it is highly recommended to hold a B1 level certificate in Italian language (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Any applicants who do not yet have any Italian language certificates at the time of enrolment can take a placement test at the Rovigo Conservatoire in order to ascertain their skills. Language tutoring is guaranteed during the academic year.

Qualification requirements and regulations: this course is based on the ECTS credit accumulation system. The student must complete the curriculum as described in the Course structure. This includes compulsory and elective subjects and other activities for a total of 180 ECTS credits.

Final exam: 

Examination regulations and grading scale:
The Italian grading system is based on a scale of 0-30, with 18/30 as the lowest passing grade. 30/30 cum laude may also be awarded. The final grade is based on a scale of 0-110, with 66/110 as the lowest passing grade. To the highest grade of 110/110, cum laude may be added, but only with the unanimous decision of the examining board.
Rovigo Conservatoire publish on its website an ECTS Grading Table which shows the actual distribution of examination and final grades among students of each degree programme, in order to facilitate comparison with other grading systems.

Occupational profiles of graduates: This course provides career opportunities in the following fields: music composition; music transcription; music arrangements.

Access to further studies:  Graduates holding a Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to a Master’s Degree.

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