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Bachelor of Music in Composition The Ohio State University



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In Ohio State's composition program, students can pursue interests including composition, counterpoint, orchestration, spectral music, film scoring and more alongside talented faculty with a variety of interests of their own. Students' composition are frequently performed by School of Music ensembles such as the Symphony Orchestra, the Wind Symphony, the Symphonic Band, Collegiate Winds, the Ohio Show Band, the Jazz Ensemble, the Percussion Ensemble and various chamber groups.

Program objectives

Students majoring in music composition will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Students must demonstrate achievement of professional, entry-level competence in the area of specialization, including significant technical mastery, capability to produce work and solve professional problems independently, and a coherent set of artistic/intellectual goals that are evident in their work.
    • Students will engage in applied studies each semester that will provide appropriate skills, knowledge and experience to prepare students for graduate programs and professional careers in the field. They will demonstrate an understanding of a wide range of historical styles and periods.
    • Students will complete courses in music theory, music history, and area-specific literature and pedagogy that will provide appropriate skills, knowledge and experience to prepare them for professional careers in the field. These courses will represent a wide range of historical styles and periods.
  • Students will have the ability to communicate musical ideas, concepts and requirements to professionals and lay persons related to the practice of the major field. Such communication may involve musical, oral, written and visual media.
    • Students will complete curricular requirements that include courses designed to develop oral and written communication skills.
    • Students will gain knowledge and experience in pedagogical methodologies in their area of specialization.
  • Students will gain an understanding of the nature of the music field in the professional world, particularly related to organizational structures, work ethics, technological resources and entrepreneurial skills required for advancing their careers.
    • Students will complete a required course in music technology. They will prepare numerous assignments in music theory and music history courses employing a wide range of software and Web-based sources and skills covered in this course.
    • Students will build workplace skills through independent studies with applied faculty and ensemble directions.
  • Students will gain experiences in general studies sufficient to prepare them for a range of career options.
    • Students will gain skills sufficient for clear and effective verbal and written communication.
    • Students will include a broad range of general studies courses in their curricula appropriate for complementing degree requirements that address their specific music concentrations.

Possible careers

Some composers are able to support themselves by means of grants, commissions and other awards or find work in video and film production studios. Most composers continue their studies in graduate school and earn a doctoral degree before becoming a college teacher.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Music in Composition.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$34,989.00 (26,21,988) per year

Tuition fee includes an International Undergraduate Student Fee of USD $1,464 per semester, assessed to provide academic and support services for international students.


25 Aug, 11 Jan


College of Arts and Sciences

186 University Hall,

230 North Oval Mall,



43210, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicant must have successful completion of university preparatory courses, high school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA, Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community, Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement, Status as a first-generation university student, Demonstration of outstanding talent in a particular area and High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors. English proficiency level TOEFL: 79 or higher on the internet-based test, 550 or higher on the paper-based test and IELTS: 6.5 or higher

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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