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Music Performance or Composition, Master's, 2 years

  • Years2 years
  • Intake12
  • LanguageNorwegian/English
  • ECTS credits120
  • Tuition feeNone

New Student

New Student

Welcome to the Master's Program in Music Performance or Composition, at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD)

This webpage will contain the most important information regarding your semester. The semester starts in week 33. During this week, you will meet your fellow students, your main supervisor, and the artistic community at The Grieg Academy, together with your student mentors.

Wednesday 15 August at 11:00 AM, room 206 (link to map) .

The entire week 33 has been devoted to various orientation meetings, information about The Grieg Academy and The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, as well as the Master's Programme.

The student organizations at both faculty and The Grieg Academy has a mentor week planned in the afternoons and evenings in week 33 for those who wish to participate.

The complete overview of information meetings and activities taking place in week 33 will be published here: https://www.uib.no/kmd/108838/studentsider

Please feel free to start your student preparations. This website gives you some good suggestions where to start: https://www.uib.no/student/89884/sjekkliste-i-studiestarten

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail: studieveileder@kmd.uib.no.

We are very much looking forward to meet you in August!

Presentation

Objectives and content

The master degree in music performance or composition is intended for instrumentalists, singers and composers, working within the classical genre. 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

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.

What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

A graduate with a master degree in music performance or composition should be able to:

  • Realize and disseminate his/her own artistic intentions with a clear independent expression.
  • Show independence when faced with difficult artistic issues, and by initiating, directing and completing various projects.
  • Analyse and evaluate issues within musical history, traditions, style and aesthetics, as well as music's role in culture and society.
  • Use his/her gained knowledge to expand his/her own musical perspective and implement his/her own artistic development.
  • Analyse and critically engage with his/her own artistic development and research, and use it in his/her own work.
  • Take part in the development and renewal of music and the music scene.
  • Articulate and discuss musical issues with both his/her peers and non-musicians/laymen/the audience in a critically reflective manner.
  • Have insight in ethical issues found in his/her artistic development and research, and work within current ethical norms.

Study Period Abroad

Study period abroad

MA students at The Grieg Academy have the opportunity to have an exchange period at a foreign institution. The exchange normally takes place in the 3rd semester of the students' degree. The students can apply for financial support if the work is related to their MUV352, MUV351 work.

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Deadline for application is 15. December. You can apply from 1. November.

For more information, please see here.

Programme structure

Master's Programme in Music Performance or Composition (krav 120 SP)
Dicipline (krav 120 SP)
Dicipline: Music Performance (krav 120 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
MUV301Project Work I151–41
MUV310Concert Performance I151–41
MUV302Project Work II151–42
MUV311Concert Performance II151–42
MUV351Master's Project201–43
MUV352Master Exam in Performance or Composition401–43
Dicipline: Composition (krav 120 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
MUV301Project Work I151–41
MUV315Specialized Subject I for Composers151–41
MUV302Project Work II151–42
MUV316Specialized Subject II for Composers151–42
MUV351Master's Project201–43
MUV352Master Exam in Performance or Composition401–43
Dicipline: Nordic Folk Music (krav 120 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
MOB301<title>301
MOB350<title>601
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

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