Music

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 14 k / Year(s)  
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:11275 Duration:48 months

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Description

The Faculty's departments are today internationally renowned for their excellence in education, international artistic ensembles and activities. Since it's founding the main objective has been to train artists, educators and researchers with high creative and interpretative skills in various fields of music.

In addition to the undergraduate and graduate programs, preparatory primary and high schools for music were also founded with the aim of starting music education at the earliest possible age. In order to expand music education to everyone, regardless of age and profession, programs such as the Early Music Training Program for children and "Part-time Music Education" have been ongoing since its founding. The Graduate School of Music and Performing Arts was established to provide graduate education through its Master's and Proficiency in Art (doctorate) level programs.

The Music Department offers Bachelor of Music-B.M., Master of Music-M.M, Proficiency in Art/Doctor of Music-D.M.A. degrees in the following programs and fields;

Theory and Composition Option - B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Music Theory, Composition.
Instrument Option - B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Piano, Classical Guitar, Percussion,
Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass,
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba.
Singing Option - B.M., M.M.

Amongst numerous artistic activities of the faculty are the "International Chopin Piano Competition" 1999 and the "International Theater Meeting" 1998. Since 2001, the students of the music department won many prizes in national and international competitions including "Sarasate", "Palmerès du 30e. Concours Intternational de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques", IBLA. In 2003, the Bilkent Youth Choir won a gold medal in the 21st International Preveze Choir Contest and achieved the runner-up position in the 33rd Florilège Vocal de Tours 2004 competition in France. The Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra has partnered with international ensembles such as World Youth Orchestra, the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra and has participated in festivals such as the Young Euro Classic.

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra

The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra was founded in September 1993 as an original artistic project of the Bilkent University. Developed by the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, the orchestra is composed of experienced artists from various countries as well as Turkish and foreign young artists, who continue their graduate studies at the Institute. With these characteristics the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, is the first private, academic and international artistic group in Turkey.

Starting as a "Sinfonietta" the Symphonic orchestra now has the identity of an "Ensemble of Orchestras" comprising the "Bilkent Chamber Orchestra" and an "Ensemble of String Instruments". With an average of 50 events each season and the participation of Turkish and foreign conductors, soloists and choirs, the ensemble of Orchestras has distinguished itself through the recording, television and radio broadcasting of its numerous performances. Through events such as "Bilkent Concert Series", "Turkish Composers Week", "Education Concerts" and "The Bilkent Anatolia Music Festival", the orchestra aims to bring a wide range of activities to large audiences; to spread the appreciation of music at the national level through its tours; to undertake international activities and develop cooperation with institutions abroad organizing such events; and to form a bridge of artistic communication with other countries.

Along these objectives the orchestra has toured to Italy, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland and Japan. The orchestra has recorded over 40 CDs with labels such as BMP, NAXOS and EMI.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 2014-2015 Academic Year Spring Semester, beginning on 2 February 2015, will be open between 15 October - 15 December 2014; 2015-2016 Academic Year Fall Semester, beginning in mid-September 2015, will be open between 15 October 2014 - 16 July 2015 Tuition fee
  • USD 13950 Year (International)

The annual tuition for international students beginning their program in September 2014 is 13,950 US Dollars (includes 8% VAT). Tuition fees are collected in two equal installments at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. Tuition fees are payable in US Dollars only.

Start date February,September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Course Name

  • English and Composition I
  • Orientation
  • Department Seminar I
  • Composition I
  • Orchestration I
  • Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music I
  • History of Western Music I
  • Ear Training I
  • Keyboard Skills I

Spring Semester

Course Name

  • English and Composition II
  • Concert/Recital I
  • Department Seminar II
  • Composition II
  • Orchestration II
  • Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music II
  • History of Western Music II
  • Ear Training II
  • Keyboard Skills II

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Course Name

  • Collegiate Activities Program I
  • History of Civilization I
  • Department Seminar III
  • Composition III
  • Orchestration III
  • Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music III
  • History of Western Music III
  • Ear Training III
  • Keyboard Skills III

Spring Semester

Course Name

  • Collegiate Activities Program II
  • History of Civilization II
  • Concert/Recital II
  • Department Seminar IV
  • Composition IV
  • Orchestration IV
  • Techniques and Materials of Tonal Music IV
  • History of Western Music IV
  • Ear Training IV
  • Keyboard Skills IV

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Course Name

  • Department Seminar V
  • Composition V
  • Score Reading I
  • Polyphony and Fugue
  • Form and Analysis I
  • History of 20th Century Music
  • Elective Language

Spring Semester

Course Name

  • History of Turkey
  • Concert/Recital III
  • Department Seminar VI
  • Composition VI
  • Score Reading II
  • Post - Tonal Music I
  • Form and Analysis II
  • Conducting I
  • Traditional Turkish Music and Divan Music
  • Elective Language

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Course Name

  • Department Seminar VII
  • Composition VII
  • Score Reading III
  • Post - Tonal Music II
  • Conducting II
  • Contemporary Turkish Music
  • Turkish I
  • Elective
  • Elective Language

Spring Semester

Course Name

  • Graduation Project Concert
  • Department Seminar VIII
  • Composition VIII
  • Score Reading IV
  • Turkish II
  • Electives (2)
  • Elective Language

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 87

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

International students, who had graduated or are expecting to graduate from a High School equivalent to Turkish High Schools in Turkey, can apply to Bilkent University. All International applicants who are applying for full-time undergraduate degree programs are required to fill out the following application form at:

Online Application Form

The applications for:

  • 2014-2015 Academic Year Spring Semester, beginning on 2 February 2015, will be open between 15 October - 15 December 2014
  • 2015-2016 Academic Year Fall Semester, beginning in mid-September 2015, will be open between 15 October 2014 - 16 July 2015

How to complete your online application:

Step 1: Obtain a login ID and password

Step 2: Fill out the personal information part and upload the personal information page of your passport.

Step 3: Fill out the family Information part. All students who would like to be considered for partial tuition wavier recipients are recommended to fill out this part.

Step 4:REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Bilkent accepts the photocopies of exams/diplomas and certificates listed below for application. In the absence of national or international exams, high school graduation score can be evaluated for admission. Scanned copies of Turkish or English translation of the high school diploma and official transcript along with the explanation of the high school’s grading system should be submitted for application.

  • - In the SAT I, a total score of at least 1000 out of 1600 (in the combined Critical Reading and Math Reasoning tests), depending on the department to which application is made.
  • - In the General Certificate Education (GCE), including Cambridge International A Level, at least three A level scores, one of which is received in the particular subject area of the program applied for.
  • - In the ACT examination, a minimum score of 24 in Mathematics, Science and Composite.
  • - In the TQDK examination, a minimum score of 450 out of 700 in "Group II-III-IV" and a minimum score of 550 out of 700 in "Group I".
  • - In the Baccalaureate Libanais examinations given in Lebanon, a diploma score of at least 14 in the Scientific Stream.
  • - In the Tawjih examinations given in Jordan and Palestine, a minimum average of 85 points in all courses in the Scientific Stream.
  • - In the West African Examinations Council - (International) Senior School Certificate examination (WAEC - SSCE), a maximum score of 2 in each of the six subjects, and a maximum total score of 9 from the same six subjects.
  • - An International Baccalaureate diploma with a diploma score of at least 28 or higher up to 32 depending on the department to which application is made.
  • - A French Baccalaureate diploma with a diploma score of at least 12.
  • - ABITUR with a score of at least 4 and a minimum score of 5 out of 15 in the subjects related to the program applied for.
  • - In the Libyan Al Shahada Al Thanawiya examination, a score of at least 195 in the Scientific Stream for Engineering and Science programs and at least 185 in the Social Sciences / Art Stream for other programs.
  • - In the Gao Kao examination of the People's Republic of China, a score of at least 540 (It may vary according to the department applied for).
  • - In Diploma Debirestan / Pisdanesgahi administered in Iran, with a score of at least 16 out of 20.
  • - In the International University Test examination administered in Kazakhstan, a minimum score of 85 out of 100.
  • - Gold, silver or bronze medals in the International Science Olympiads (*) recognized by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey):

* (IOI) The International Olympiad in Informatics
(IBO) The International Biology Olympiad
(IPhO) The International Physics Olympiad
(IChO) The International Chemistry Olympiad
(IMO) The International Mathematical Olympiad
(JBMO) Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad
(BMO) Balkan Mathematical Olympiad
(BOI) Balkan Olympiad in Informatics

Step 5: ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

As Bilkent is an English medium university, students are required to meet the language requirement to be able to pursue their studies in their departments. The language requirement can be met through the submission of an exam result meeting the minimum requirements in any of the following exams as outlined below:

  • TOEFL iBT, a score of at least 87
  • IELTS Academic, a score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 scored in every section
  • CAE, a grade of at least "C"
  • FCE, a grade of at least "B"

External exam results are valid for two years. When students submit results for any of the exams mentioned above, Bilkent University School of English Language reserves the right to investigate these exam results for reliability purposes, the right to give an exam to students to check the validity of their exam results, and the right to not accept exam results that are considered to be suspicious.

If students cannot submit an exam result which meets the minimum requirements, they can take the COPE exam administered by Bilkent University after registration. Students, who cannot meet the minimum pass score in the COPE exam, will have to attend classes in the English Language Preparatory Program which is a one to two year program where they will receive 25-30 hours of classroom input every week.

PLEASE NOTE: The exam results must be sent to the university directly by the related institution. The exam results that are not sent to the university by the related institution will not be accepted.

  • TOEFL should be sent directly from ETS to Bilkent University - CODE: 0620.
  • IELTS should be sent directly from British Council to Bilkent University.

Step 6: List and rank your selected programs up to 5 choices. Please note that students who choose Graphic Design; Fine Arts and Music must take an aptitude test administered by the related faculties in August.

Step 7: Please write a 250-word statement of purpose describing your academic goals and reasons to study at Bilkent.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Bilkent University.

Funding

Scholarships for International Students
  • Prospective students who apply for financial assistance are evaluated according to their high school grades, their national and/or international exam scores, and other relevant academic criteria.

  • Qualified applicants are offered partial or full tuition waiver scholarships. Tuition waiver scholarships are awarded at five levels, ranging from 20% to 100% in increments of 20%. Accommodation scholarships are also available for a limited number of top students who are on full tuition waiver scholarship.

  • Students can benefit from scholarships for maximum of 2 years in the English Preparatory Program and for a maximum of 5 years in 4-year undergraduate programs.

  • Students on scholarship are required to take at least the minimum course load* specified for their department each semester (excluding any withdrawn courses**, GE100, GE251 and non-credit courses) and to maintain a minimum annual GPA of 2.00/4.00. (The annual GPA is calculated as a weighted average of Fall and Spring semester grades; courses taken in the optional Summer School are also included in calculation.) English Preparatory Program students are required to qualify to take the ECA or COPE exam at the end of each course or pass COPE by the end of the academic year. Scholarships of students who fail to meet these conditions will be decreased one level and cannot be restored even if the students improve their performance. If there are no Fall or Spring semester courses within the annual GPA, students with less than 2.00 are given a warning; if these students fail to meet the required conditions at the end of the following year, their scholarships will be decreased by two levels.

  • Students on accommodation scholarship are required to maintain a minimum annual GPA of 2. 50/4.00. Students who fail to meet this condition will loose their accommodation scholarship.
    * The minimum course load depends on the department. This information can be found in SRS ( https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/srs/ ) under "Information Card" and "lower limit".

    ** The number of withdraws is irrelevant, provided that students finish the semester with the minimum course load. If a student falls one course below the minimum course load by withdrawing a course, this is also possible provided that this situation occurs only once over the fall and spring semesters combined.

  • Merit Scholarship

    At the end of each academic year, international students who have taken at least a minimum curriculum course load (excluding any additional courses, withdrawn courses, GE 100-250-251, non-credit courses and repeated courses in Spring, already taken in Fall semester) and attained an annual grade point average of 3.30 or above, as well as being in the top 5% of all the non-scholarship students in their program, may become eligible to receive a merit scholarship for the following academic year on top of any partial tuition waiver scholarship they may already have.

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