Degree: Master of Arts

Duration: 2-3 years

Language: Turkish

Program Description: This program deals with a distinctive type of music composed by Muslims in Turkish societies. It reflects the rich cultural and musical synthesis that came into existence with the Turkish conversion to Islam and its later developments. The program covers various forms of music including mawlid, salat, tawshih, na‘t, ilahi, and qasida. The program offers courses on the theoretical and practical aspects of all these musical forms.  Students get basic knowledge about Turkish Music, signs, simple mods, the migrated and combined mods, musical literature, rhythms, and distinguished musicians. In addition to that, students gain the ability of reading and deciphering the notes to learn the religious compositions from the main sources. İsmail Baha Sürelsan, Gültekin Oransay, and Ruhi Kalender are among the noteworthy scholars in the history of the Department.

Graduation Requirements: Master’s Degree Program with thesis consists of at least seven courses, one seminar, other educational activities and thesis that totals to a minimum of 21 National Credits and 120 ECTS. Students should take 60 ETCS from courses and seminar, and 60 ECTS from thesis. Non-thesis Master’s Degree Program consist of at least 10 courses and semester project that totals to a minimum of 30 National Credits and 90 ECTS. In order to be successful in a course, student’s grade must at least 2,75 out of 4.

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