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Music, Improvisation Performance

University of Gothenburg

24 months
23581 EUR/year
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The Music, Improvisation Performance programme of the University of Gothenburg is aimed at students who want to enhance their practical knowledge as improvising musicians while also having a clear focus on their own composing.



The Music, Improvisation Performance programme of the University of Gothenburg is a collaboration with the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. To take advantage of the strengths and distinctive character of these different environments, you will study during the second and third semesters at the two sister schools, while the first and last semesters are spent at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Admission is based partly on an audition and partly on your written formulation of your preferred specialization. With a small number of students, there are good opportunities to customize the programme to suit your particular needs.

You will work both independently and in groups. At the Academy of Music and Drama, we strive to create a complete study environment where you are able to collaborate extensively with both the bachelor’s and the local master’s programmes in improvisation. Ongoing research in the field is also an important aspect. The programme is characterized by openness transcending genre boundaries and a close collaboration with the world music education. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Main subject master improvisation/world music
  • Master's seminar
  • The Reflective Artist
  • Elective course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree of arts in music or equivalent, and musical knowledge and skills that are assessed at the admission test and are the basis for selection
  • Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
  • Submit your portfolio through SlideRoom

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23581 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47163 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 478,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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