Computer music and Arrangement

Faculty Faculty of Music History, Theory and Composition
Department Department of Composition
Available degrees Bachelor – 4 years full-time study, 240 ECTS. Master – 2 years full-time study, 120 ECTS.
Curriculum and skills obtained Curriculum and skills obtained

Awards and achievements. The students are laureates of the All-Russian Competition of Electronic and Computer Music in the category of Computer Arrangement and in the category of Composition Using a Synthesizer or Music Software Applications, in the category of Music Computer Technologies (Composition), the International V.V. Khramov Vocal Art Competition in the category of Young Composers, Moscow Festival “Harp Art of Russia”, Moscow Student Science Conference, International festival competition “Musical Electronics and Multimedia” in the category of Studio Multimedia Projects, the second all-Russian music competition of soundtracks for animated video films “Music and Video Animation”, the 20th International Competition of Young Composers, a laureate of the International Competition of Composers and Arrangers named after I.O. Dunayevsky.

Teaching staff. The teaching staff of the Department provides high-quality and all-round training. The department staff include Professors and Associate Professors, who are laureates of all-Russian and international competitions, holders of state titles and awards.

Facilities and resources. The Academy has computer classes, a library, a record library, and a reading hall with internet connection. The group classrooms and student lounges have free access to library collections (educational, scientific, reference literature) as well as audio and video recordings. 

Education. The combination of state-of-the-art technologies and traditional courses and methodologies yield practical results in students’ creative activity which allows them to efficiently integrate themselves into the modern musical professional environment and to be in great demand. Students majoring in composition and arrangement fulfill professional artistic assignments to create music and arrangements for performances, audio books, motion pictures and TV movies using computer music tools. They often get awards and prizes for their works.

Employment prospects. Possible job positions: composer, arranger, teacher of theoretical courses.

Strategic partners. The Russian Harp Society, the Moscow Composers’ Union, Petrovskaya Academy of Science and Arts, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Casio company.