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: Solfeggio; Harmony; History of music; History of Bulgarian music; Ethnomusicology; Piano; Foreign language; Philosophy; Study of musical instruments; Polyphony; Academic major; Symphonic orchestration; Score reading; Introduction to musicology; Musical analysis; Music theoretical systems; Music criticism

Elective: Pedagogy; Conducting a choir from a piano score; Choral workshop; Choral studies; Music psychology; Voice training; Orchestration for wind ensemble; Educational psychology; Basics of multimedia; Musical acoustics; Music management; Church music; Methods of piano teaching; History of jazz; Opera dramaturgy; Choir repertoire and literature; Philosophy of music

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

 Professional qualifications:

- To do research work in a wide range of contemporary musicology;

- To perform popularizing and educational activities in the sphere of music

- To work in the sphere of music criticism and publicizing;

- To teach musicological studies at secondary and higher institutes of music pedagogy or in the faculties and departments or specialized classes at other secondary and higher education institutes;

- To work as editors and producers in the publication of musicological, popular or educational literature about music, musical periodical issues; as specialists in the production of musical radio- and TV programs, in the movie industry, in the release of CDs and other sound carriers of recorded music, in the organization of music performances.

Career opportunities: in research institutes of musicology, higher and secondary music education institutes, philharmonic societies, musical theatres, etc.; in sound recording, film, radio and TV studios, publishing houses and periodicals related to the art of music.

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