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Contemporary Performance and Composition

24 months
24450 EUR/year
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Contemporary Performance and Composition is a Master's Programme from Royal College of Music in contemporary music that is given in collaboration between four European higher music institutions. The programme offers you an open platform for experimental artistic practice within a European setting.


The purpose of Contemporary Performance and Composition program from the Royal College of Music is to educate experienced musicians and composers in contemporary music in new technology, improvisation and cross-border collaboration.

Gathering the best practice of the partners, the programme provides a broad-based and up-to-date study of new music in addition to a unique opportunity for international and intercultural exchange. As all students spend one semester in turn at each partner institution, you will benefit from group synergy and from the competencies and cultural-educational backgrounds of all partner academies and countries. Studies will be centred around the Master Degree Project which you will complete over the two-year study period.

You will spend each semester in a different institution and country, as follows:

  • Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, France
  • Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia, Estonia
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, Germany
  • Kungl. Musikhögskolan i Stockholm, Sweden

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Improvisation 
  • Art and Environment
  • Creatives in the Society 
  • Analysis of Contemporary Music
  • Sound Synthesis 

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree of Bachelor in Music (180 credits) or corresponding qualifications.
  • English (B1): IELTS, TOEFL or corresponding qualifications,
  • passed entrance examination tests regarding the programme, please see test
  • description. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24450 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • KMH's courses are free of charge for citizens of the EU, the EEA countries Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein and of Switzerland. 
  • International:  255.000 SEK/ yr

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 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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Contemporary Performance and Composition
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