International Connection

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International mobility

Centro Superior Música Creativa strongly believes in the importance of international experience as a key aspect of music training, and therefore, the institution actively promotes the international mobility of students, teachers and administrative staff.

    Student mobility

    Student mobility involves engaging in a period of study at a higher music education institution that will certify the studies completed. During this period the student will be exempt from the payment of academic fees at the host institution.

    Any student involved in international mobility must process its request with the host institution international office through a learning agreement in writing about the syllabus they will be following in the host country. The learning agreement must be officially approved by both institutions (home and host) before the start of the mobility period. At the end of their stay abroad, the host institution must send the student and their institution of origin a certificate proving that they have completed the agreed programme, together with a report containing results.

    The aims of international student mobility are as follows:

    • To enable students to gain educational, linguistic and cultural benefit from the learning experience in other European countries;
    • To promote cooperation among institutions and enrich the educational environment of host institutions;
    • To help create a community of highly-qualified young people and future professionals with open minds and international experience;
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    Incoming students

    Study in our School in Malasaña, Madrid 

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    Should you be interested in coming to Centro Superior Música Creativa for an academic year, you must first approach the International Relations Office of your home institution.

    • If your Conservatoire/University has an agreement with us, there are already established channels for sending us your application. Your institution will inform you whether you have been accepted.
    • If there is no established bilateral agreement yet, please also address your request to your international office first so that they can contact us and study the possibility of establishing an agreement between both institutions.

    You can see in a section below the list of European partner institutions.

    All the courses included in our study programmes are open to international students as long as they fulfil the requirements specified in the corresponding course guide and they have an intermediate Spanish level accredited with an official certificate corresponding to the level B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). When you make your application request, you must consult our study programmes and course catalogues to decide which courses you want to take. It is important that you establish the courses you are interested in, for later it will not be possible to change individual course decisions, and it is possible that some group subjects might be closed having reached the limit on the number of students. 

    Here you can check all the information regarding the available Courses for Music Performance and Music Composition.

    The final choice of subjects will be confirmed with the approval or non-approval of the subjects requested in your Learning Agreement, which will be returned to you before the beginning of your stay. If any modifications are made later, and if this is possible, they must necessarily be reflected in the original Learning Agreement, which your centre of origin must also accept.

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    outgoing students

    Choose between many international Schools

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    The application form for the mobility of students whose origin is MÚSICA CREATIVA together with all the corresponding information is available in our online campus: Classlife

    Students interested in studying in another European Conservatoire/University for a full academic year and the subsequent recognition of studies abroad need to address their request to Música Creativa International Office, where they will be fully informed of the whole process, expectations and requirements involved. The recognition of their studies abroad will be done following the learning agreement confirmed by Centro Superior Música Creativa before leaving.

    The student pays the registration fee at the home university and enjoys free tuition at the host institution, where he/she is entitled to the same services that local students receive, on equal terms. The host school must provide the necessary information on the courses offered, accommodation options and registration procedures.

    Please click here to see the list of European partner institutions.

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    Teacher and staff

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    The goals of teacher and administrative staff mobility are as follows:

    • To enable students who are unable to take part in a mobility programme to benefit from the knowledge and experience of academic staff from other higher education music institutions from other European countries (visiting professors).
    • To promote the exchange of competencies and experience in pedagogical and management methods.
    • To encourage higher education music institutions to broaden and enrich the variety and content of the courses they offer.

    The main activity is the teaching provided by a teacher/lecturer from a higher music education institution in a partner country, even though other activities may be developed apart from this.

    Teaching staff who take part in a mobility programme must belong to the department or faculty of the host institution. This implies that:

    • Teaching staff mobility is based on inter-institutional agreements.
    • Partner higher music education institutions must agree prior to the mobility confirmation as to the syllabus that will be followed by visiting professors/lecturers.

    Please click here to see the list of European partner institutions.

    Should you be interested in receiving further information about teaching and administrative staff mobility, please contact our International office

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    Language Policy

    Música Creativa aims to provide musicians with the necessary tools to face the challenges of the music industry. Today´s musicians need to be able to interact in international environments, express themselves efficiently in different contexts and be able to share their artistic views with agents from different cultures.

    Due to the international nature of music itself as a discipline, we believe language training is essential for students to break down cultural barriers. Both English and Spanish as a Second Language are included in all our study programmes as elective courses available for all our students, both domestic and incoming.

    Despite the institution´s main instruction language being Spanish, the school organises different activities in English throughout the academic year for students to have access to international music training in other languages (mainly in English):

    • Master classes with invited professors from different international institutions;
    • ´Meet the artist´ sessions (#MTA) with relevant musicians from the international scene;
    • International thematic seminars for teachers and students;
    • Training programmes for teachers.

    The school´s teaching and learning methods address students’ language needs, including those whose mother tongue is not Spanish. Many of the terms and concepts used in music education are similar in different languages, which makes understanding and following the lessons accessible even for those without the highest level of Spanish. Nevertheless, our management staff and all our teachers are linguistically trained both in English and Spanish and eager to help students overcome any obstacle caused by language.

    However, bearing in mind that the school´s main language of instruction is Spanish, incoming students are requested to come with an intermediate level of Spanish supported by an official certificate equivalent to B1 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). For those students needing to improve their level of Spanish during their stay, Music Creativa offers free elective courses of Spanish as a Second Language equivalent to 2 ECTS (intermediate and upper intermediate level).

    For the same reason, home students wishing to participate in mobility programmes abroad are requested to have an intermediate level of the host instruction´s language supported by an official certificate equivalent to B1 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The school offers optative courses of English as a second language applied to Music equivalent to 2 ECTS. In addition, for students needing to improve their level of English before starting their mobility period, Música Creativa offers free courses of English as a second language.

    Last but not least, Música Creativa actively encourage its teachers and staff to engage in international mobility programmes in order to enrich their own experience and bring new views to the institution. All teachers interested in participating in international exchanges and activities are requested to have a higher-intermediate level of English supported by an official certificate equivalent to B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). For teachers willing to improve their level of English before starting their mobility period, Música Creativa offers free courses of English as a second language. All Música Creativa communications are available both in English and Spanish in the school´s online campus in order to make sure all our international students can understand the dynamics of the school and actively participate in our weekly activities.

    Should you be interested in receiving further information about Música Creativa Language Policy, please contact our International Office.

    Academic Year Calendar

    You can check here all the information regarding our academic calendar of 2020 – 2021

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    Música Creativa is an official European Higher Music Education Institution inside the Erasmus Program: See Eche Letter

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    Mobility Practical Information

    About Centro Superior Música Creativa

    Centro Superior Música Creativa is located in the cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Malasaña, right at the cultural core of Madrid. The capital city of Spain is in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula.

    Madrid is the largest Spanish city with more than 3 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. You will find in the city a rich mixture of cultures, since besides the native «madrileños», people from other countries and cultures have made Madrid their hometown. This means that even though the official language is Spanish, in Madrid you can easily get by in other languages, especially in English.

    Housing

    In Madrid most of students live in shared student flats or in individual studio apartments. Música Creativa International office supports incoming students in their search for accommodation by providing them with general tips and sources to find affordable options where short-term contracts are allowed. In addition, our staff will support students with any difficulty they may find both in the accommodation search process as well as dealing with the landlord/owner.

    As in any other European big city, the price for renting a flat can vary greatly depending on how and where you want to live. For example, a 1-bedroom apartment/studio in the city centre can cost around 700 € –1,350€, while a room in a shared-flat could range between 300€ and 600€. Also, if you choose a room or a whole flat in a neighbourhood outside the centre, prices may decrease considerably.

    City transport

    Centro Superior Música Creativa encourages all students to actively contribute to the city´s sustainable development by using eco-friendly transportation methods such as the city electric bike system BICIMAD or the city public transport (metro, bus and fast trains) to move localy.  Taking the «metro» (tube) or the bus can be a wise alternative if you want to move fast and in an inexpensive way across the city. The transport system has 14 metro lines and over 170 buses:

    Ticket prices:

    • Single ticket: 1.50 € – 3 € (depending on the city area)
    • 10 tickets card: 12.50 €
    • Monthly pass: 56 €
    • Monthly pass for Youth (26 and Under): 20 €: · Public electric bike rental (BiciMAD): annual plan costs 25 €.

    Leisure

    Like any cosmopolitan capital, Madrid has a dynamic cultural agenda that keeps the spirit of the city alive day and night. Incoming students may enjoy many of the activities available in different languages. Here below you can find some examples of common student activities prices:

    • Cinema ticket: 8.50 € (Wednesdays: 4.50 €)
    • Concert ticket: 10 € – 30 € average
    • Theatre play: 10 € – 20 € average
    • Gym Monthly Pass: 20 € average

    Health insurance

    European Incoming students need to come with the European Health Insurance Card, which is issued free of charge in their home countries. This card allows anyone who is insured by or covered by a statutory social security scheme of the EEA countries and Switzerland to receive medical treatment in Spain for free or at a reduced cost, if that treatment becomes necessary during their visit (for example, due to illness or an accident), or if they have a chronic pre-existing condition which requires care. The terms of validity of the card vary according to the issuing country.

    Otherwise, incoming students are expected to arrange their own health insurance covering common illness and accidents while living in Spain.

    We strongly recommend our international students to make sure they are well informed about the details of their insurance coverage before travelling.

    Should you have any question about any of the points below, please contact our International Office

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    International office

    Please note you can direct any inquiry about Música Creativa, the study programmes, mobility application processes or any other aspect regarding your international experience to our International Office.

    The international office team will be happy to support you and give you any information you may need regarding your time abroad or to overcome any possible difficulty you might encounter during your stay in Madrid.

    You can reach us in our office without a previous appointment  but making one is highly appreciated.

    If you are considering Centro Superior Música Creativa as a choice to study abroad and if you have any kind of question about our programs, do not hesitate in contacting our International Office.

    Julio marqués will be glad to help you in any kind of task related to your stance in Madrid:

    Julio Marques

    Julio Marques

    Responsable de la Oficina Internacional

    Phone Number

    +34 91 521 11 56 – EXT 655

    Open Hours

    From 10.30 h to 20.00 h CET

    International Partnerships

    Música Creativa has established partnerships with different higher music education institutions across Europe with the same focus on music education.

    Música Creativa is an active member institution of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) and of Asociación Internacional de Escuelas de Jazz (IASJ). These two organizations provide diverse yearly events for staff, teachers and students of European higher music education institutions to come together and share experiences through thematic platforms, conferences, seminars and other relevant events.

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