Music Performance or Composition, Master

Music Performance or Composition, Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The master degree in music performance or composition is intended for instrumentalists, singers and composers, working within the classical genre. The Music Performance or Composition programme is offered by the University of Bergen.  

About

The course enables the students to further develop their artistic identity and individuality, and also increase their ability to reflect upon their own work. The student will be given the opportunity to specialize in one or more topics relevant to his/her own performance or creative interests. Through oral and written expression, the student will become more aware of artistic issues to support his/her artistic practise.

Throughout the course, the students will be given individual tutorials to aid their performance/composition work and research tasks, as well as participation in group seminars and group projects. The master programme benefits from a rich international environment and English is used as instruction language in some group seminars. In addition to the university's own highly qualified staff, national and international guests are invited to hold seminars and master classes.

Career opportunities

With a master degree from The Grieg Academy you are qualified to work as a freelance composer or performer, regional, orchestral or church musician, lecturer at universities/ university colleges, high schools and other educational institutions. You may also qualify for work in various voluntary music and cultural organisations.

The Music Performance or Composition programme is offered by the University of Bergen.

Programme Structure

  • Project Work 
  • Concert Performance
  • Master's Project
  • Master Exam in Performance or Composition
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • 15 December for all applicants
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements

The course is intended as a continuation of a bachelor degree (or Cand. Mag. Degree) in music performance or composition respectively.

Individual entrance auditions are held during the spring semester. Admission is based on:

Performance:

1. Documentation of previously rehearsed repertoire, including chamber music.

2. 45 min. practical audition with a self-chosen repertoire, which must be specified in the application

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The University of Bergen is publicly funded and offers tuition-free quality education for all students, regardless of citizenship.

Living costs for Bergen

  • 10362 - 16830 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The University of Bergen is publicly funded and offers tuition-free quality education for all students, regardless of citizenship.

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