Music Theory & Composition
The field of Music Theory is based on research, analysis, generating new theoretical models and evaluating them within systematic methodologies. On the other hand Composition creates new pieces within available resources. Having theoretical knowledge – both historical and current - about compositional techniques and strategies also play a crucial role in the interpretive and creating processes. In this respect it is required to have a graduate level education of Music Theory in an association with various Compositional techniques. Music Theory and Composition Graduate Program within ITU Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences aims to educate individuals that are specialized in music theory as well as composition.
Founded under Musicology and Music Theory Major Science Program in 2013-2014, Music Theory and Composition Master’s Programme consists of 4 academic terms in total, one of which is core-review. Each term consists of 15 weeks, 14 of which are for courses and 1 week of final examination. The term period is in parallel with the other programs of the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences.
Music Theory and Composition Master’s Programme requires a total of 24 credits for graduation, 12 credits are of compulsory courses and 12 credits are of electives. Each course is 3+0 credits. The core-review courses are non-credit. The core-review courses are taken in the first term and at least 4 courses should be taken in which success is mandatory.
Those students who are accepted to the programme can start taking their courses with the consent of their advisors after passing the English exam. 30% of the courses taken in the programme should be in English.
The students can take up to 50% of their elective courses from other programmes within the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences or from the master’s (or doctorate) programmes offered in other universities with the consent of their advisor.
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Research Methods in Music
Karşılaştırmalı Müzik Teorileri
Orkestrasyon Stilleri ve Çözümleme
Music, Culture and Creativity
Yeni Akımlar ve Müzik
Avrupa ve Türk Makam Müziklerinde Karşılaştırmalı Çözümleme: 17-18. yy
Armonilemede Modern Yöntemler
Türk Müziği Teorisi: Makam ve Usul
Solo Enstruman ve Oda Müziği Yazımı
Yöresel Müzik Türlerinde Biçim ve Ritm
Avrupa ve Türk Makam Müziklerinde Karşılaştırmalı Çözümleme: 19. yy
Gelenek, Politika ve Müzik Teorisi
Türk Müziğinde Çağdaş Kompozisyon
Koro ve Orkestra Yazımı
Çağdaş Nota Yazım Sistemleri
Board of Administration
Prof. Dr. Nilgün DOĞRUSÖZ DİŞİAÇIK
Asst. Prof. Eray ALTINBÜKEN
Asst. Prof. Ozan BAYSAL