087Faculty of MusicDepartment of Music Composition -Composition -Musicology Voice Instrumental Music -Piano -Strings -Winds and PercussionAdmission PolicyThe Faculty of Music seeks students who have sensibility, distinctive personality, balance between theory and technical skills, and motivation to express themselves by music. Students also should have lofty spirit, denite sense of purpose, and strength of character as they can pursue a broad range of artistic activities with not only local but also international viewpoints. The rened sensitivity, wellorganized expertise, and rened skills of performers will be essential elements to move an audience.Diploma PolicyIn the Faculty of Music at Aichi University of the Arts, the programs are structured for students to learn a method to analyze, interpret, and compose music, and develop solid performing techniques and individual sensibilities. From the rst year, lessons are mostly private to strengthen fundamental skills.For students in junior and senior years, the programs organize a variety of practical curriculums so that they can improve their applied skills for a broader musical development. In the senior year, achievements of students in creation, research, or performance, are evaluated through their graduation work, thesis, or performance. The faculty is committed to foster rich humanity, denite sense of purpose, strength of character, and solid technique in its students. They are expected to be active and inquisitive about music with an international perspective.A bachelor’s degree is conferred to students who have learned the content of study described above; earned credits required for graduation; and demonstrated ability and accomplishment in their graduation work, performance, or thesis; and so on.Composition CompositionProgram DescriptionComposers are creators of musical works who use “sound” as their tools, but at the same time they are coordinators who connect many dierent areas of music. In most cases, their works are delivered to an audience by performers through the medium of musical score (music paper).This means that, even within the world of music alone, composers always need to collaborate with various performers. Also, since“ sound” can be directly converted into digital media by using computers without necessity for a musical score, the number of collaborations between music and ne arts, dance, and various digital images has increased recently.Considering such musical circumstances, the Composition program cultivates the fundamental knowledge and skills through Western music methodology which includes harmony, counterpoint, analysis, instrumentation, and orchestration. Building on the foundations, further studies include subjects such as analysis of contemporary music, method to collaborate with other elds of art, approach to Japanese and other ethnic music, and investigation of the relationship between modern societyand art.The program oers ample opportunities to perform musical pieces composed by students within and outside the university. The accumulation of such experiences will benet them more than anything else for their future career as composers. Before and after performing their original pieces, students will receive comprehensive guidance through private lessons and seminars, and acquire the know-how to work as composers.Composition MusicologyProgram DescriptionThe Musicology program covers various theoretical studies of music including history, aesthetics, ethnomusicology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, iconography, and management.This program was established at both the undergraduate and masters levels in 1994, in order to foster individuals who conduct scholarly research on music and participate in activities related to the research. In 2009, the doctoral program in Musicology is established. Since then, the Musicology program has been able to accept outstanding students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.While this program focuses on specialized subjects in musicology (Musicology Research in the undergraduate program, Comprehensive Music Research in the master’s degree program, and Doctoral Research in the doctoral program), prociency in foreign languages such as English, German and French is also emphasized. Students in the Musicology program can take courses in musicianship and theory, and carry out research closely related to musical practice. Also, for their practical disciplines, there are opportunities to learn at specialized lectures and practical workshops, and to write for a comment on the program of concerts performed by students at the School of Music.The Musicology program oers intense instruction in small group seminars. In the rst and second years, students study basic musicology. In the third year, they start working on their graduation thesis which has to be completed in the fourth year. Graduates of this program show a wide diversity of careers: employment at a company and a music-related organization, working as a junior or high school teacher, entering graduate school in Japan or abroad, and so on.