Period of study: 5 academic years, full time.

A total of 300 credits is required, i.e. 60 credits for each year of full-time study. They are accumulated from the compulsory (70%), elective (20%) and optional (10%) subjects. By decision of the department in which the students are taking their majors, they can acquire 10 additional credits for remarkable achievements in the sphere of musical art and study.

 Courses of study:

Compulsory: Composition; Solfeggio; Harmony; History of music; History of Bulgarian music; Ethnomusicology; Piano; Foreign language; Study of musical instruments; Polyphony; Symphonic orchestration; Score reading; Musical analysis; Musical aesthetics; Orchestration for wind ensemble

Elective: Pedagogy; Philosophy; Choral workshop; Conducting a choir from a piano score; Choral studies; Music psychology; Voice training; Educational psychology; Critical analysis of concert performances; Basics of multimedia; Musical acoustics; Music management; Church music; Methods of piano teaching; History of jazz; Improvisation; Opera dramaturgy; Ethics; Philosophy of music

Optional: Composition and notation software; Foreign languages – 1 and 2; Sports; History of art

 Professional qualifications of the graduates:

- To create original musical works, music for cinema and TV productions, broadcast and TV shows, dramatic and puppet performances, choreographic and dance productions; to arrange and adapt original compositions and authentic folk music;

- To train students in composition and musical theory subjects;

- To do research work in the field of musical art;

- To manage the organization and functioning of musical ensembles, organizations and institutes.

Career opportunities: in philharmonic societies, opera, operetta, dramatic, puppet and other theaters; in mass communication media and cultural institutions; in professional and amateur ensembles; in music education institutions, cultural centers and clubs; in film and TV studios, editorial offices, councils for culture affairs, etc, taking positions as composer, artistic manager, lecturer, editor, expert in musical matters.

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