Programme Overview of the Master’s programme in Popular Music at University of Agder
- You are provided with insight into central concepts and theoretical issues of popular musicology.
- You develop an academic foundation in order to be able to contribute to reflection and innovation inside popular music.
- You achieve comprehensive understanding of how to accomplish research projects in the field of popular music.
- You get an overview of the different participants and organizations in the musicological environment, and and the dynamics operating between them.
- You achieve knowledge of new technologies and the possibilities and challenges they offer.
- You achieve comprehensive understanding of relevant musicological methods within artistic research, and the ability to use them independently.
The master’s programme leads to the degree of Master in Popular Music. The performance specializations qualify for creative and performative work within the cultural sector, in addition to more specialized performance based work. After completion, you have also achieved qualifications to establish your own music business.
The theoretical specializations offer relevant skills for working in music organizations, media, record companies, and copyright agencies.
A completed Master’s degree in Popular Music qualifies for PhD-level work, e.g. at the Faculty of Fine Arts, UiA.
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- Musicological theory and method
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Non EU/EEA international applicants: From 1 November till 1 December (both for performance and theoretical specializations).
- EU/EEA applicants: From 1 November till 1 December (performance specializations) or 1 February till 1 March (theoretical specializations).
- Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway: From 1 November till 1 December (performance specializations) or 1 February till 1 March (theoretical specializations).
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The general basis for admission to the master`s programme is in accordance with the regulations concerning the requirements for master`s degrees stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Research. The general requirement is a completed bachelor`s degree, a cand.mag. degree or another degree or vocational qualification of minimum three years duration.
- Further regulations regarding admission are in accordance with the admissions regulations for studies and courses at the University of Agder. Supplementary rules for admission to the particular master`s programme in question have been stipulated under the provision of these regulations
- The three performance-based master`s specialisations require a very high level on the principle instrument, and music science and theory pre-requisites equivalent to completion of Scientific Theory, Aesthetics and Analysis from the bachelor programme in music performance at UiA.
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EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
- There are no tuition fees at the University of Agder.
Living costs for Kristiansand
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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