Compose pieces of music of all kinds. In addition to solid composition skills you are a confident user of keyboard and computer in order to notate your pieces. Your scores already become audible during the writing phase due to virtual sound generators.
- Theory of harmonics, rhythm & function
- Knowledge of styles & instruments
- Jazz harmonics, scores for choir & wind instruments
- Arrangements in notation programme
- Composing with sound libraries
Single courses in your Diploma
1. Semester: The right chords, rhythms and sounds come together to form first songs. You will learn how to read triads and intervals in violin and bass clef and play them on a keyboard. You will be able to bring your composition together in a lead sheet using common notation programmes.
2. Semester: In order to write your own pieces, it is important to analyse other works. What is the bass line, which chord progressions are harmonious, which groove fits to which style? You will gain an insight into the basics of composition and will lay the foundation for your inspiration.
3. Semester: Inspired by jazz harmonics, cadences, scales and modal changes you create compositions such as for four voices with the help of professional notation software. You work with the instruments of pop music and notate complex arrangements by ear.
Course structure / Duration
The overall duration of the training depends on how many individual courses are taken. Each individual course runs for one semester (half a year). Individual courses which do not build on one another can also be taken in parallel. It is therefore possible to complete individual training courses either part time or full time.
Part time: 3 semester.
You will be able to finance your Diploma course from as little as € 75 per month. The course fees can be paid per month or per semester. If all course fees are paid up front and in full you can save up to 20%. You will find an overview of our course fees in our free information brochure. Our team on site will be happy to help you plan your training or study course during a personal advisory meeting.