Master On Campus

Music Performance

University of Stavanger

24 months
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The Master in Music Performance at University of Stavanger aims to further develop your artistic profile, scientific knowledge, creativity and communication skills. The program is strongly emphasising the performing aspect in the student. 


All subjects are meant to build the music student as a performer and a reflected artist in his own field. The  Master in Music Performance at University of Stavanger is fit for both classical, jazz/impro and conducting students.

A main teacher will be appointed to each student, who will be in charge of the weekly/scheduled teaching (students are free to take lessons from other teachers sporadically, but should clarify this with their main teacher first).


The School occupies approximately 6500 square meters of space and includes the Conservatory building as well as additional space in the adjacent buildings of Bjergsted Terrace. Facilities include classrooms, practise rooms, five dance studios, two computer labs, a well- stocked library, three recording studios, administrative and faculty offices, a canteen, and three performance spaces, including a recital hall. 

Opportunities for teaching practise occur in cooperation with the Stavanger Music and Culture School and local elementary schools.  In addition, the School offers evening classes in dance for children and youth. 

Concert and performance opportunities for students are many. Over 100 individual concerts are presented each year in addition to larger projects such as the annual opera production and the spring dance performance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Main instrument 
  • In-depth instrumental/vocal 
  • Specialisation 
  • In-depth instrumental/ vocal major
  • Reflection on musical practice
  • Supportive theoretical subjects
  • Specialisation (e.g. ensemble / chamber music, lied, opera, big band/ jazz ensemble or chamber orchestra, repertory emphasis etc.)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Exact application periods:

- Nordic counties: 1st November - 15th December

- International: 1st November - 1st January


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 120 ECTS (2 years programme)
  • Entrance auditions:The entrance auditions for music studies will be held in week 10. If you are a foreign student outside Scandinavia who cannot meet for live auditions, it is possible to upload 45 minutes of your audition programme in the electronic application form. It has to be unedited music.
  • All our graduate and postgraduate studies are open for international applicants. It is only our undergraduate studies (as the Bachelor programmes) that are taught in Norwegian only. The Master programme, the Extension Studies in Music Performance, the Music Production and Recording programme and the Post Graduate Diploma in Music Performance are taught in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 per semester. 

Living costs for Stavanger

10497 - 15897 NOK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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