This programme is part of the wide range of programmes at the Academy of Music and Drama in the Artisten building, a unique interdisciplinary meeting place with a pronounced international character. As a student, you are also a part of an environment where the interaction between interpretation and reflection is an obvious aspect of your artistic training. We train musicians for all types of musical careers: different types of orchestras and ensembles, freelance musicians, etc. Your instrumental studies and chamber music have a prominent place in the programme. The programme results in a Bachelor of Fine Arts and can also be a springboard for master’s studies at the Academy of Music and Drama or other music educations. Instruction is in English.
Major (90 HE credits). Your major (main instrument) is obviously a key part of your education. Instruction is given both individually and in the form of seminars, lectures, workshops, and forums. The school also frequently hosts prominent guest conductors and musicians. If you play an orchestral instrument, you will also work with teachers in musical rehearsal, pianists, throughout your studies. Within the framework of the major, you will also take part in ensemble performances as part of a chamber orchestra, brass ensemble, percussion ensemble and the new music ensemble, all of which include regular concert performances. The new music ensemble works with 20th and 21st century repertoires in close cooperation with the composition programme at the Academy of Music and Drama.
Independent Project (degree project) bachelor (15 HE credits). The last two semesters of your education include completing your independent project (degree project).
Chamber Music, Ensemble and Orchestra (51 HE credits). In the chamber music module, you participate in chamber music ensembles taught by experienced chamber music instructors. Musical communication and recording technology are integrated into chamber music module.
Music Theory (12 HE credits) The music theory courses integrate working with note writing software.
Practical Ear Training (6 HE credits)
The History of Classical Music, an Introductory Course (4.5 HE credits)
The World of a freelance Musician (1,5 HE credits)
The entrance examination is given in week 9 (9 February 2 to 4 March) in 2016.
Requirements: General entrance requirements for university studies. Special qualifications in the form of musical knowledge and skills is assessed at the admission test. The admission test is also the basis for the selection of eligible applicants.
Selection: Selection of eligible applicants is based upon entrance tests. More information about applications and entrance tests can be found at the home page of the Academy of Music and Drama: www.hsm.gu.se
Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 631 500 SEK
First payment: 105 250 SEK
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se
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