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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

2 years

Wydział Sztuki i Nauk o Edukacji

Cieszyn

Profil kształcenia: praktyczny

Informator ECTS

Description

Majors offered with the programme:

  • Musical Composition in Audio-Visual Arts

  • Sound in Games

When do you choose your major? In the 1st semester

Characteristics of the programme and offered majors:

The degree programme is addressed to candidates who want to develop their skills in the areas of creating and processing music and sound. The studies prepare specialists in composition and arrangement, methods of digital sound recording, digital processing, surround sound, voice recording and processing, MIDI equipment and software, as well as audio post production in virtual reality, e.g. in games and educational programmes. The degree programme Music in Multimedia offers two majors: Sound in Games and Musical Composition in Audio-Visual Arts. The aim of the studies is to educate a graduate who professionally performs the craft and composition activity in audio-visual arts understood in a broad sense, and who is prepared for independent creative activity. The degree programme contains a number of practical classes concerning creation of music for the multimedia. The graduate acquires basic skills in the fields of composition, arrangement, instrumentation, techniques of recording production, and the necessary knowledge in general music, humanities and social sciences.

The aim of the major Musical Composition in Audio-Visual Arts is to provide specialised preparation for the work of an author of music illustrations (author of the music layer) for audio-visual productions. That aim is realised by developing audio-visual sensitivity, providing theoretical preparation, and teaching the workshop basics.

Majoring in Sound in Games prepares specialists in the areas of composition and arrangement, digital methods of sound recording, digital processing, surround sound, voice recording and processing, MIDI equipment and software, as well as audio post production in virtual reality, e.g. in games and educational programmes. Indispensable components of the degree programme are theoretical courses, which allow passing reliable knowledge from the fields of history and theory of music, classical music, harmony, aesthetics, and rules of the functioning of the music market.

Career prospects:

Graduates majoring in Musical Composition in Audio-Visual Arts are prepared for work as authors of music illustrations (authors of the music layer) for audio-visual productions, especially audio-visual projects on the internet and television, as well as short film forms, and for active use of the music material in the environment of audio-visual work. They have abilities concerning an analysis of audio-visual work from both the creative and performative perspective, and an ability to run independently the creative process of non-autonomous music composition.

Graduates majoring in Sound in Games are specialists in the areas of composition and arrangement, digital methods of sound recording, digital processing, surround sound, voice recording and processing, MIDI equipment and software, as well as audio post production in virtual reality, e.g. in games and educational programmes, and they are prepared to work as creators of the music layer of virtual reality, e.g. in games.

Others, important information for candidates:

An integral part of the degree programme is the internship, whose aims involve:

  • developing basic practical professional skills concerning the production of various forms of music in the multimedia, as well as performance skills connected with it;
  • practical application and verification of the theoretical knowledge and skills acquired during classes;
  • introducing students to the organisation, functioning, and processes of production in companies and institutions from the music industry (recording studios, advertising agencies, radio, television, cultural institutions, companies from the market of games and interactive entertainment).

Admissions criteria

The candidates who completed 1st cycle studies, 2nd cycle studies or long-cycle studies may apply for admission.

Admission process is based on the entrance exam testing the candidate’s artistic skills and on the interview.

Oral musical aptitude test

  • recognising intervals and triads, reading sheet music, carrying out rhythmical realisation.

Grade: 1-10 points

The candidate presents a portfolio of 5 individually completed sound works, in the form of sound files or films, or compositions in the form of sheet music, optionally with the accompanying recordings. The committee will select one of the works which will be presented in its entirety and discussed by the candidate, with particular focus on the elements of conceptual and implementation process behind the work.

Grade: 1-10 points

Grade: from 1 to 30 points; positive grade: from 16 points.

The candidate’s final result is a sum of points obtained at particular stages of the admission process. To achieve a positive final result, the candidate must obtain at least 16 points.

Admission is decided by the place on the ranking list based on the final result of the admission process.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
dla Polaków i cudzoziemców uprawnionych do kształcenia na studiach stacjonarnych w języku polskim bez ponoszenia opłat za studia.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Opłata wnoszona w całości

2 450,00 PLN

Opłata w 3 częściach

  • 858,00 PLN
  • 858,00 PLN
  • 884,00 PLN

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Wydział Sztuki i Nauk o Edukacji

ul. Bielska 62
43-400 Cieszyn
33 854 61 17

ismuz.wsne@us.edu.pl
dziekanat.wsne@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

Biuro Rekrutacji Cudzoziemców

Bankowa 12, pok. 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl