Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


With the statutory decree no: 41,issued in 1982 and the Law no: 2809, replacing that in 1983, Ankara State Conservatory was taken to the scope of YÖK (HEI) (within Hacettepe University) with all higher education institutions. Within the university process, postgraduate programs towards training instructor was started to open as of early 1990's.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


In order to be admitted to this program, graduation from State Conservatory or equivalent schools is requested.

For international students, the terms established, aimed at acceptance of student from abroad by Hacettepe University are valid (

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Sum of the lowest national credit to graduate from the Composition Postgraduate Program is 24, sum of ECTS credit is also 120.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


In recognition of prior learning, the conditions defined in the relevant articles of the Directive for Graduate Education-Training and Examination at Hacettepe University are applicable.(

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Purpose of master's degree in Composition Art Branch is to train conductors and instructors open to innovations and developments, whose aesthetic admiration level is high, respected, visionary, participatory, contributing to related improvements via the studies they conduct in scientific, technological, visual and audial areas, monitors the development in their field closely, internalize art and science ethics, equipped with basic knowledge, skill and attitudes to take charge in music and music education institutions.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


The graduates of this program can work as academician in higher education institutions or as instructor in the art institutions of private sector as well as continuing their composition life individually.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


In the program, 15 national credits mandatory courses including KOM 600 Special Subjects, KOM 601-602 Composition I-II, KOM 607-608 Solfege Techniques I-II, KOM 614 Seminar, 23 national credits elective courses are given. The student is obligatory get the minimum 24 national credits and course of Seminar in order to graduate and complete the program. Total 38 local credits courses are available in the post-graduate program of the Art Branch of Composition. As the courses can be taken from the Art Branch of Composition and Orchestra Conducting, they can be taken from the Conservatory and other departments of the University and university common pool.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Measurement and evaluation methods applied for each course are defined under the article titled “Evaluation System” in the “Course Information Package” prepared by the relevant instructor. With regard to exams and course grades, the relevant articles of the Directive for Graduate Education-Training and Examination at Hacettepe University are applicable (

D.16. Graduation Requirements


  1. Requirements for Graduating from the Program
In order to graduate from this program, student has to fulfil one of the following conditions along with the thesis prepared and achieve field courses and seminar course providing not to have taken less than 24 national credits and 120 ECTS credits as well as fulfilling the graduation requirements defined in the relevant article of the Directive for Graduate Education-Training and Examination at Hacettepe University (

A) Student also submits the Work Art Report about all works written by him/her within the scope of the composition courses included in Postgraduate education in addition to the partition prepared in computer environment of the Works such as symphonic work, concerto, etc. of at least 20 minutes to be written for exit exam and the records of these if any and the Works written within the scope of composition courses within Postgraduate education in conjunction with his/her works to Jury.

B) In the event that student intends to exit exam with his/her theoretical studies, he/she submits Postgraduate thesis to be written on theory area (solfege, dictation, deciphering, harmony, counterpoint, form knowledge) to Jury.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Assoc. Prof. Metin Munzur (Head of Composition and Orchestra Conducting Department) Tel: 0090 312 2126210 – 1262 Email:

Asst. Prof. A.Turgay Erdener (Head of Composition Department) Email: