To perform your music you’ll work together with the many musicians at our campus and you’ll engage in interactive collaborations with people from other art forms. In this way you will learn what place music can take in today's society. You will complete your education with a portfolio of compositions and a thesis.
In our Composition program, you will combine your personal creativity to historical insight. You learn to write, arrange and improvise music. You also study harmony, polyphony and fugue.
The master's program is a two-year program in which you will further develop into an independent and authentic musical artist. The range will be expanded to include fugue and orchestration, and your teachers will guide you in your search for a personal style.
If you would like to know more about the subjects, you will be taught, have al look at the course schedule with study guide for content and credits for bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
The master's thesis consists of a self-chosen artistic project. You realise this work and will present it to a jury of internal and external experts during a public presentation. You substantiate and contextualize it with a thesis that situates your work within or against existing literature and debates. This proves that you can orientate yourself within the field of your artistic discipline. For your master's thesis you can make use of technical and production support on our campus and you can rely on the advice of the study counselors. Nevertheless, with your master's thesis you prove that you work independently to a large extent.
Inspiration for your master's thesis
Every year, the program organises interesting masterclasses, workshops and clinics with external experts, renowned foreign instrumentalists, music therapists and pedagogues.
Music practice is central to our campus. You not only make music during your practical lessons or self-study, but you will also participate in our ensembles, choirs and orchestras and the prestigious artistic productions. These experiences transform you into a team player.
LUCA School of Arts is a biotope in which collaboration between students from different art disciplines is stimulated. This results in interesting crossovers and innovative artistic practices. Students can also include electives from all LUCA programs, ranging from film or photography to graphic design or interior design to product design or sculpture.
Every year, the program organizes interesting masterclasses, workshops and clinics with external experts, renowned foreign instrumentalists, music therapists and pedagogues. Music practice is central to our campus. You not only make music during your practical lessons or self-study but also participate in our ensembles, choirs and orchestras and the prestigious artistic productions. These experiences transform you into a team player.
LUCA School of Arts is a biotope in which collaboration between students from different art disciplines is stimulated. This results in interesting crossovers and innovative artistic practices.
Seminars are an integral part of the master's program. LUCA has a particularly rich and diversified range of research seminars fed by the research groups of our campuses from Brussels, Ghent, Genk and Leuven. Each campus has its own researchers, research traditions and disciplines.
Together with your coordinator, you will select two seminars that match your ambitions. You can also choose from the courses given at the KU Leuven or its associated university colleges.
In our music program, your personality is the starting point. In your process, your teachers are not teachers who impose methods, but coaches who help you to think up with your own solutions and tell your own story. For our teachers, there is no better challenge than to support and inspire you. In the beginning, they walk in front of you, then beside you and at the end of your studies, you are in the lead.
A good command of English (level B2) is required to make the most of your stay with us. Campus Lemmens does not own student accommodation. Therefore, you will have to rent a room on the private housing market for the duration of your stay. To help you in your search, please visit the website of the KUL or contact our student support services.
As a Master in Music you could rule either way.
As an entrepreneur-artist, you can create solo and chamber music projects, find your way to theater and production houses or look forward to a bright future as an arranger, composer, programmer or conductor.
As an educational artist you have a teaching qualification in part-time art education (DKO), other forms of education, non-formal art education and social-artistic work. As a performing musician you are ready to participate in auditions of renowned orchestras and ensembles.
Have you obtained your degree as an artistic master and would you like to become a teacher? Then ou can opt for a shortened educational master's degree, called EDU. EDU by LUCA offers the opprtunity to acquite oour competences in secondary and part-time art education at an accelerated pace. Students who take teh shortened track of 60 credits, sign up for a full-time program of one year. if you want to combine work and family, you van choose to spread the shortened master over two years.
EDU combines the (shortened) teacher training for secondary education offered by KU Leuven, LUCA School of Arts and VIVES.
All Erasmus+ Exchange Students need to apply via the exchange application procedure of LUCA School of Arts. During your application process, you can indicate the LUCA campus of your choice and the exchange programme you wish to apply for. Notice that not all programmes are open for incoming exchange students in both semesters. An overview can be found here.
The outcome of the application can be expected within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline. Both you and your international coordinator will be informed about the result of your application by e-mail. No need to inquire about the outcome yourself.
Curious about how things are going in the Music program? On the open campus day you will receive all the information you need. In addition, you can experience the program during the open lessons and you can even enjoy a presentation of a work.