MMus in Composition

Photo"I feel this program offers me the perfect combination of structure and rigor with artistic freedom. This balance offers me the best growth as an artist."   Colin McMahon, MMus Candidate, Composition

Learn more about Colin McMahon and our MMus program

Program Requirements

                

Thesis-based   

Students are expected to identify a thesis supervisor before the end of the second term of registration and to work during the third term of registration on developing a thesis proposal.

Course-based  

Number of courses

5 half courses (or equivalent) 7 half courses (or equivalent)

Mandatory and recommended courses

1 full course Composition 9518

3 other half courses (normally Advanced Orchestration 9512A/B, Electroacoustic Music Composition 9533Y, and Studies in Contemporary Repertoire 9556A/B)

1 full course Composition 9518

1 half course in composition 95xxY

4 other half courses (normally including Advanced Orchestration 9512A/B, Electroacoustic Music Composition 9533Y, and Studies in Contemporary Repertoire 9556A/B)

Other requirements

Thesis Viva Voce Examination

Expected duration of program

5 terms 5 terms

Students wanting to switch to the course-based option must declare their intention after discussion with the Program Advisor by the end of their second term of registration.

Recently Completed Theses

 PhD Music Theory / MA Musicology / MA Music Theory / MMus Music Education / MMus Literature and Performance / DMA / PhD Musicology / PhD Music Education / PhD Composition