The Department of Music (DMUS) was established in 2010; currently, it offers two specializations: music composition and performance. During the first two years of study, general materials such as playing the primary and secondary instruments, oral practice, Music Theory, Music History, statics, methodology, and Music Physiology will be studied. The three specialties will be studied in the final two years of the study. By the end of their studies, the Music Department awards bachelor’s degrees to its graduates.
Performance studies begin in the third year and include a variety of European instruments such as violin, viola, cello, counter bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, guitar, and a variety of Kurdish traditional instruments such as Kamāncha, oad, and santur, etc. At the end of the study, the student must submit a 30-minute concert based on scientific research as well as ten thousand to fifteen thousand words about the pieces in his or her concert. The study curriculum prepares students to play their instruments at a standard level, allowing them to perform concerts and teach their instrument in the future. In terms of theory, the program investigates the following topics:
- What is the musical performance?
- Experience and the process of the performance.
- Performance as a tool for interaction
- Who are the performers?
- The function of performance in society
- Musical performances in the political and social spheres