Music (4 years, Bachelor in Music)


The aim of the Music Program is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for a career as music teachers and as professional musicians in solo and ensemble performance contexts.


Employment Opportunities

Professional Solo and/or Ensemble Performance, Teaching, Community Outreach, Journalism, Performance Promotion.


Program Outline

All students pursuing the Bachelor degree in Music must complete the following requirements:

Degree Requirements Credits ECTS Hours
General Education Requirements 3 6 3
Core Requirements 87 174 87
Music Electives 24 48 24
Free Electives 6 12 6
Total Requirements 120 240 120

General Education Requirements 3 Credits 6 ECTS 3 Hours
Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours
ENA102 English for Art and Design III 3 6 3

Core Requirements 87 Credits 174 ECTS 87 Hours
Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours
MUP080 Large Ensemble I* 0 - 0
MUP081 Large Ensemble II* 0 - 0
MUP082 Large Ensemble III* 0 - 0
MUP083 Large Ensemble IV* 0 - 0
MUP084 Large Ensemble V* 0 - 0
MUP085 Large Ensemble VI* 0 - 0
MUP090 Concert Attendance I 0 - 0
MUP091 Concert Attendance II 0 - 0
MUP092 Concert Attendance III 0 - 0
MUP093 Concert Attendance IV 0 - 0
MUP094 Concert Attendance V 0 - 0
MUP095 Concert Attendance VI 0 - 0
MUP115 Aural Skills I 2 4 2
MUP116 Aural Skills II 2 4 2
MUP128 Principles of Ensemble Playing 2 4 2
MUP132 Applied Primary Study I 1 2 1
MUP133 Applied Primary Study II 1 2 1
MUP160 Applied Secondary Study I ** 1 2 1
MUP161 Applied Secondary Study II ** 1 2 1
MUP162 Applied Secondary Study III ** 1 2 1
MUP163 Applied Secondary Study IV ** 1 2 1
MUP180 Chamber Ensemble I 1 2 1
MUP181 Chamber Ensemble II 1 2 1
MUP182 Chamber Ensemble III 1 2 1
MUP201 Conducting 3 6 3
MUP202 Fundamental Music Skills 2 4 2
MUP215 Aural Skills III 2 4 2
MUP216 Aural Skills IV 2 4 2
MUP232 Applied Primary Study III 1 2 1
MUP233 Applied Primary Study IV 1 2 1
MUP332 Advanced Applied Primary Study I 1 2 1
MUP333 Advanced Applied Primary Study II 1 2 1
MUP414 Advanced Musicianship 1 2 1
MUP432 Advanced Applied Primary Study III 1 2 1
MUP433 Concert Exam 2 4 2
MUP434 Recital 2 4 2
MUS101 Music Appreciation 3 6 3
MUS102 Music in Practice I: Rudiments of Music 3 6 3
MUS103 Music in Practice II: Diatonic Harmony 3 6 3
MUS116 Introduction to Forms 3 6 3
MUS117 Music Technology II 3 6 3
MUS181 Introduction to Music Education 3 6 3
MUS202 Music in Practice III: Chromatic Harmony 3 6 3
MUS203 Music in Practice IV: Introduction to Composition 2 4 2
MUS214 Instrumentation and Arranging 3 6 3
MUS262 Music History I: Ancient to Baroque 3 6 3
MUS263 Music History II: Classical to Modern 3 6 3
MUS264 Music History III: Twentieth Century and Beyond 3 6 3
MUS267 Composition 3 6 3
MUS310 Choral Methods & Rehearsal Techniques 2 4 2
MUS314 Instrumental Methods & Rehearsal Techniques 3 6 3
MUS336 Contemporary Music of Greece and Cyprus 3 6 3
MUS361 Music in Early Childhood 3 6 3
MUS372 Contemporary Music Teaching 3 6 3
MUS472 Music Practicum 3 6 3

Music Electives 24 Credits 48 ECTS 24 Hours

Students can select a total of 24 credits/48 ECTS from any of the following music elective categories:

Music Education and Music Therapy 21 42 21
Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours
MUS355 Teaching Music in an Intercultural Context 3 6 3
MUS357 Music Therapy and Special Music Education 3 6 3
MUS376 Creativity and Improvisation in Music Teaching and Learning 3 6 3
MUS413 Instrumental Methods and Rehearsal Techniques II 3 6 3
MUS476 Music Repertoire and Pedagogy 3 6 3
MUS478 Music in Therapy and in Education: Fostering communication 3 6 3
MUS479 Creative Music and Music Therapy Strategies 3 6 3
Composition and Musicology 21 42 21
Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours
MUS212 Counterpoint 3 6 3
MUS319 Music Technology II 3 6 3
MUS333 Musics of the World 3 6 3
MUS334 Folk Music of Greece and Cyprus 3 6 3
MUS367 Creative Orchestration and Composition Techniques 3 6 3
MUS386 America meets Europe 3 6 3
MUS447 Music Figures and Masterpieces 3 6 3
Performance 18 36 18
Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours
MUP301 Advanced Conducting 3 6 3
MUS304 Skills for the Contemporary Musician 3 6 3
MUS317 Elements of Jazz 3 6 3
MUS328 Advanced Jazz Harmony 3 6 3
MUS350 Byzantine Music 3 6 3
MUS465 Jazz, Rock and Popular Music 3 6 3
Other topics 6 12 6
Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours
MUS402 Special Topics in Music 3 6 3
MUS403 Current Issues in Music 3 6 3
Applied Secondary Study 4 8 0

** Students whose primary study is not piano, should take the following class piano series instead of MUP160 – MUP163: Applied Secondary Study I-IV

Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours
MUP137 Class Piano I 2 2 2
MUP138 Class Piano II 2 2 2
MUP237 Class Piano III 2 2 2
MUP238 Class Piano IV 2 2 2

Free Electives 6 Credits 12 ECTS 6 Hours

* Membership to Large Ensemble (MUP080 - MUP085) consists of Concert Choir (Section A), Symphonic Band (Section B) and Jazz Ensemble (Section C)). At least two semesters of Large Ensemble should be in Concert Choir. 


Previous Degree Requirements

Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives
  • To offer a comprehensive degree in the area of Music.
  • To provide the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes and to formulate the necessary conditions that will allow students to have high quality musical, performing and pedagogical activity.


Specific Objectives
  • To prepare students for effective and successful teaching as music teachers and pedagogues and for rich and diverse artistic activity as performers at a variety of musical activities.
  • To provide students with the opportunity of a more in depth understanding and development of skills in the area of music education or music performance.
  • To develop students’ performance skills on their individual instrument(s) allowing them to perform musically and creatively as soloists and as ensemble members.
  • To develop and improve upon the musical and pedagogical knowledge about, perception of and skills of students, depending on their individual needs and interests.
  • To prepare musicians and music educators who will act creatively and productively.
  • To develop teaching methodologies, performance and pedagogical skills as well as other experiences that will allow students to successfully act upon their role as musicians and educators, both in Cyprus and abroad.
  • The endowment of students with the indispensable knowledge, skills and attitudes for contributing to the area of music in various settings and the Cypriot society in general.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the music degree, the students will be able to:
  • Develop knowledge of non-western, popular, folk and ethnic genres of music.
  • Apply technology to the field of music and in the music classroom as teachers.
  • Connect with the music community and the broader community of Cyprus through electronic means, using the internet and technology to promote recitals, concerts and musical gatherings in Cyprus.
  • Recognize music from various cultures of the world and music of their own time.
  • Place music in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts.
  • Analyze works of music and the stylistic characteristics of the historical periods from which they originate, demonstrating an understanding and perception of the compositional process, aesthetic property and artistic and broader historical context.
  • Explain the common elements, theoretical and organizational patterns of music of different styles and eras, through aural, verbal and visual analyses and employ this knowledge in compositional, performance, pedagogical or historical contexts.
  • Create original compositions and improvise music experimenting with various musical parameters.
  • Form and defend value judgments about music and make qualitative decisions regarding their personal creative expressions and performance activities.
  • Develop a high level of writing skills in the area of music.
  • Conduct basic music research using reference tools and bibliographic sources.
  • Demonstrate skills and mastery required for artistic self-expression in one major performance area, effectively performing a variety of repertoire in that particular area.
  • Grow and work as independent and capable musicians, with a high level of artistic, collaborative and leadership skills, demonstrated in a variety of performance contexts, able to pursue careers in large ensembles, chamber ensembles and in a variety of community and educational venues.
  • Apply pedagogical knowledge as well as practical instrumental and choral expertise while employing innovative methods, materials, repertoire and communication skills appropriate to the teaching of music, addressing the needs and ability levels of diverse learners in different fields
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication/presentation skills to support the teaching of music in studio, class, or community contexts.
  • Formulate a grounded philosophy in regards to the teaching of music.
  • Develop heightened aesthetic musicality.
  • Employ research and teaching skills, performance competencies and experiences that will allow them to act upon their role as musicians in Cyprus and abroad.
  • Contribute to the area of music in various educational and performing settings by asserting leadership in organizing musical events, performances, seminars, thus promoting and advocating music, arts and culture in their local community and in Cypriot society in general.




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Ο μουσικός ασχολείται με την εκτέλεση, διδασκαλία και ηχογράφηση μουσικής, ξεκινώντας από την επιλογή του μουσικού υλικού, την προετοιμασία και την παρουσίαση του, είτε σε ζωντανή μορφή (π.χ. συναυλίες και σεμινάρια) είτε σε ηχογραφημένη (π.χ. ψηφιακοί δίσκοι). Ένας μουσικός μπορεί επίσης να ασχοληθεί και με τη διεύθυνση μουσικών συνόλων, τη σύνθεση νέων μουσικών έργων ή τη διασκευή και ενορχήστρωση έργων άλλων συνθετών για διαφορετικά μουσικά σύνολά. Τέλος, ο μουσικός μπορεί επίσης να ασχοληθεί με την παραγωγή μουσικών προγραμμάτων, τη χρήση μουσικών τεχνολογιών καθώς και με την έρευνα.



  • Εκτελεστική ικανότητα
  • Ομαδικότητα
  • Δημιουργικότητα
  • Υπομονή
  • Επικοινωνιακές δεξιότητες
  • Ενθουσιασμός
  • Ενεργητικότητα
  • Προθυμία
  • Επιμονή
  • Ευαισθησία
  • Εκφραστικότητα


Τομείς Εργοδότησης

  • Εκπαίδευση
  • Δημόσιο & Ιδιωτικό Τομέα
  • Έρευνα
  • Ωδεία
  • Μουσικός
  • Ψυχαγωγικός
  • Κονσερβατόρια και Ακαδημίες
  • Πολιτιστικός
  • Τηλεοπτικός - Ραδιοφωνικός


Επιλογές Σταδιοδρομίας

  • Μουσικοπαιδαγωγός
  • Μέλος ορχήστρας, χορωδίας, μπάντες, μουσικά θέατρα και όπερες
  • Μαέστρος
  • Συνθέτης
  • Κριτικός συναυλιών
  • Πολιτιστικός λειτουργός
  • Μουσικός παραγωγός
  • Ερευνητής
  • Ελεύθερος Επαγγελματίας
  • Μουσικοθεραπευτής


Μεταπτυχιακές / Επαγγελματικές Σπουδές

  • Για να αυξήσει ένας απόφοιτος του κλάδου της Μουσικής  τις πιθανότητες εργοδότησης του ενδέχεται να συνεχίσει τις σπουδές του με Μεταπτυχιακούς Τίτλους στο κλάδο της Εκπαίδευσης όπως Μουσική Παιδαγωγική, μουσική εκτέλεση, μουσικολογία, θεωρία και ανάλυση, σύνθεση, μουσική τεχνολογία, διεύθυνση, μουσικοθεραπεία, music management και music business.
  • Για σταδιοδρομία στον Ακαδημαϊκό τομέα και στην τριτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση, η απόκτηση Διδακτορικού Τίτλου (PhD) είναι επιθυμητή και προσφέρει εμπειρία και ικανότητες άμεσα συνδεμένες με την έρευνα στον τομέα της Εκπαίδευσης.


Πρόγραμμα Εργασιακής Εμπειρίας του Ευρωπαϊκού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου

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The HotRods Live in Session cover - The Sky is Crying by Elmore James

HotRods band is a Chamber Ensemble of the BM program here at European University Cyprus. The project was recorded and mixed by Music Technology students.

Special thanks to Mr Louis Georgiou director of the Music Technology, Mr Marios Papadopoulos and Mr Chris Charalambides for their valuable support in all of the above projects.

Guitar & Vocals - Nikolas Christodoulou
Bass & Guitar - Kyriacos Hadjittofis
Drums - Leonidas Pitziolis
Mixing-Recording-Mastering - Angelos Georgiou
Photos - Constantinos Evangelides



Students and faculty members present Terry RILEY's "In C" for Large Ensemble (Cyprus Première)


Workshop “Jazz Improvisation and Beyond”

On March 13, jazz pianist and composer Glafkos Kontemeniotis offered a workshop to music students, colleagues and music friends on the notion of improvisation in jazz. "An under-recognized force of jazz to be reckoned with," "absolutely stunning on piano," "unmistakably personal," are what jazz critics are saying about New York pianist and composer Glafkos Kontemeniotis. Glafkos went to New York in 1988 and continued his studies in classical piano with Paul Sheftel and jazz piano with Lee Evans, Harold Danko and later with long-time collaborator of Dizzy Gillespie, Mike Longo. He has been performing extensively within the Greek and jazz communities. Performances include "Greek Musical Journey" at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and a musical tribute to the late jazz great Lionel Hampton at the Schomburg Center. He has performed in many of New York’s jazz clubs and venues including The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Birdland, Kitano and Iridium. Glafkos had the opportunity to share the stage and record with a number of well-known jazz singers and musicians in New York including Mable Lee, Mercedes Hall, Cilla Owens, Claudio Roditi and Jerry Dodgion. His compositions and arrangements are featured in a number of well-received recordings.


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