Higher Studies in music

Gothenburg University

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Bachelor’s Programme in Music, with a specialization in Classical PerformanceThe programme focuses on instrumental studies, chamber music and ensemble, and orchestra. As a student of the programme, you will be a part of an international environment characterized by dialogue and openness between students and teachers, with individual tuition given in English or Swedish. You will continue your artistic development as you enhance your instrumental and ensemble skills on your chosen instrument.
MFA CompositionOur programme provides the opportunity for active creators within the experimental music and sound art field to develop and deepen their personal artistic practice. As a student, you will bring your artistic practice to a new level, interact and workshop closely with fellow students, and be inspired by international teachers who are experts in music and other art forms. The programme focuses on experimental methods for creating music and sound art for creators who have already established a personal artistic practice.
MFA Improvisation and World Music PerformanceThe master’s programme in Music specializing in improvisation and world music provides a creative and innovative learning environment for you to pursue your ideas. As a student of the programme, you will join a group of diverse students, supporting each other as you develop your individual work
MFA Improvisation PerformanceThe programme 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 programme is a collaboration with the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and with the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. To take advantage of the strengths and distinctive character of these different environments, you will study at the two sister schools, and at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
MFA Organ and Related Keyboard InstrumentsThe master’s programme in Music specializing in organ and related keyboard instruments gives you the opportunity to continue your organ studies at an advanced level, including solo repertoire, improvisation, and ensemble music. As a student, your studies will be integrated with keyboard instruments traditionally related to organ repertoire and improvisation, such as the piano, fortepiano, harpsichord, harmonium, and clavichord. You should present an idea upon application that will be the basis for your master’s project.
MFA Symphonic Orchestra PerformanceThe programme is dedicated to the artistic, personal, and professional development of outstanding instrumentalists focusing on becoming professional orchestra musicians. We also offer a unique opportunity for pianists and integrate the pianist’s role as musical partner, accompanist, and coach into the programme. As an instrumentalist or pianist, you will have opportunities to work practically with each other and with classical musicians and singers from opera, musical theatre, and other programmes.
Performing Arts with Specialisation in Contemporary Performative ArtsOur programme is for practising artists with an interest in interdisciplinary artistic situations. We examine the artist’s interaction with the surrounding community and aspects related to location and dramatic structure in artistic work. You apply with an investigative project that you develop through the entire programme. As a student, you will examine new perspectives and challenge your practices through encounters with teachers and fellow students, your supervisor, guest teachers from the arts, and experts from other fields.