Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Composition and Theory of Music Department

COMPOSITION AND THEORY OF MUSIC - Composition, first-cycle

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 3 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

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from 2020-05-01 to 2020-05-31 23:59:00




The major prepares creators of music works. The aim of studies is acquiring versatile knowledge and composition skills, with special emphasis on contemporary composition techniques. First cycle studies prepare students for further education.

In the academic year 2020/2021, classes will be taught by the following professors:

  • prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Baculewski
  • prof. dr hab. Marcin Błażewicz
  • prof. dr hab. Paweł Łukaszewski
  • dr hab. Aleksander Kościów, Prof. at the FCUM
  • dr hab. Dariusz Przybylski, Prof. at the FCUM

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • review of at least three original composition works – sent earlier to the email address: until 08.06.2020 – and an online interview (using the ZOOM app)
  • ear training and harmony – online test (using the ZOOM app)
  • piano – sending an audio-video recording

Scope of material

  • ear training and harmony – required access to a keyboard instrument, oral test:
    • singing at sight, rendering a rhythmic passage,,
    • harmony test at the secondary music school level,
  • piano – performance of two pieces (one polyphonic piece and one free piece).

Exceptions from admission procedure

Prize winners and finalists of artistic “Olympics” competitions at the central level will be exempt from the enrolment procedure from the subjects the competition pertained to. In such a case they obtain the highest number of points for these given subjects.

Date of exams

06.07.2020 - 10.07.2020 (on-line)