Arts Degree Program in China - Composition

1. Introduction

Composition refers to the act of composing music, or the process of composing music, can also refers to the composer of music, using acoustics, polyphony, orchestration, musical structure to express music creators thought method. Each country, each historical period of writing style and techniques are different from each other, can roughly be divided into Baroque, classical, romantic, modernist style.

Composing is the creation of music content. All the elements of music service music content, each part is equal. Any form of music (including monophonic music and pure percussion music) at least include fabric, the form of music, allocation, speed, rhythm. One of these factors can change the content of a piece of music, which can be called a composer.

Composition is the program that cultivates senior specialized personnel with musical accomplishment, and have a comprehensive music knowledge, ability and professional level, can be engaged in the relevant literature, art colleges, scientific research institutions and publishing, radio, film and television department for composition and composition theory and technique creation, teaching, research, editing and other aspects work.

2. Style Classification

1) Anaorphose

2) Metamorphose

3) Correspondance

3. Music Theory

Music theory mainly studies and researches the structure of music. The general content includes melody, rhythm, harmony, counterpoint, polyphony, music, musical instruments, orchestration (allocation). The various components of the actual music are not completely separated; there is a certain correlation between each other. In more basic theory (generally referred to as the "music", "basic music theory", "basic music theory") will study included musical system, temperament, to record the spectrum method, scales, intervals, chords, sense of hearing, duration, rhythm, rhythm, tonal, change of tune, melody. And some established on the basis of the above theory concerning the nature of writing theory, such as composition, improvisation, music production (local) and some different field theory, such as singing, playing, performing, tuning, music production (local), recording, sound design, and so on.

4. Composing Music



5. Tonal Harmony

Functional harmony: chords, three chords, seventh chords, high stacked chords, additional sound chord and chord, hanging chords and chord changes, system function, voice, harmony, connection, "solution"

Jazz harmony

Ethnic harmony

6. Polyphony

Polyphonic type: contrast style, imitation style, lining cavity, combination, contrast

Traditional alignment method

7. Musical Forms

Three principles: contrast, variation, repetition


The form of the music can be divided into two categories according to the traditional form, small and large. A small form includes strophic form, binary form, trilogy form, two complex form, and trilogy complex form. A large form includes variation form, rondo and sonata form.

8. Allocation

Instrument method


9. Training Objectives

Composition program trains senior specialized personnel with comprehensive music knowledge, ability and professional level, can in the relevant literature, art colleges, scientific research institutions and publishing, radio, film and Television Department engaged in composing and theoretical and technical aspects of creation, teaching, research, editing work.

10. Training Requirements

Composition students mainly study the composing techniques and the basic theory and basic knowledge of composition theory, grasp the creation and Research on teaching, music composing skills; focus on learning the composer, should master and skilled use of a variety of musical genres and composing techniques; side composition theory study, should systematically grasp harmony polyphony, orchestration, musical form, professional knowledge and skills; focus on learning solfeggio, should systematically master professional knowledge and skills of solfeggio teachers colleges have focused on music; learning opera music composer, should systematically master the basic skills and creation of opera music art knowledge, opera composer, have professional level and ability to engage in opera composing; lay particular emphasis on the study of electronics, computer music system, should grasp The knowledge of electronic technology, can be more skillfully through the electronic computer music analysis, research and creation.

11. Main Courses

Composition, composition technology theory, solfeggio, music history, history of Chinese opera, Chinese and foreign folk music, piano and other musical instruments, Chinese traditional music analysis, analysis of modern music

The main practical teaching: including social practice, art practice, teaching practice, the general arrangement is 1-2 weeks per semester.

12. Similar Programs

Musicology, composition and composition technology theory, musical performances, painting, sculpture, art, art design, dance school, choreographer, theatre, performance, director, drama, film and television literature, drama, film and TV art design, photography, recording arts, animation, broadcasting and to art, art, film and television, convention and exhibition of art and technology, landscape architectural design, digital media art


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