Music Composition, B.M.

College of Arts and Sciences

Major category: Capacity-constrained

Topic: Arts

The School of Music offers both performance and research-oriented degree programs. The School’s highly selective composition program emphasizes mastery of technique and encourages students to develop their own artistic voices. Submission of a portfolio and a personal statement are required for entry in this degree program.

* Application to the School of Music is a two-step process: You must apply to the University of Washington, and you must audition for the School of Music. Visit the School of Music website for more information.

website   Degree requirements

Freshman

Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school student with college credit (like Running Start).

Transfer

Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring / summer

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use MyMajor to help you prepare for this degree.
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.

Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.


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