The role of the Music Department is to train musicians for a broad range of music professions.

MA in Composition is a two-year study programme of 120 ECTS. The MA-programme in music composition provides students the means to establish and develop their area of speciality as a composer. The students can choose from different modules regarding musical theory, electro-acoustics, instrumentation and composition to support their field. In addition, with the aim of developing the students’ professional skills, they can choose from programmes in entrepreneurship, project management or artistic reflective research.


IUA only accepts applications in the online application system EASY. IUA does not accept applications through email or regular post.
When applying online, make sure to double check that you have chosen the correct home institution. 
Prepare the following before starting your online application. Your application may be discarded if you fail to provide the required documents and files:

  • List of subjects for the online study plan
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Audition Recording
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photocopy of passport

You will find the application here.

If you are unable to apply to IUA from your home institution in the online application system, please have your local international coordinator contact IUA's International Office at

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction in this programme is English.

Deadlines for incoming applications

16 April for the autumn semester, spring semester, or whole year.

15 October for the spring semester only.

The application can be accessed two months prior to the deadline.