M.A. Music, Composition

University of Gothenburg

Application deadline: 15 Jan
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The master education in Composition offers individual tuition and supervision, seminars, and possibilities for co-operation with art institutions, professional ensembles and orchestras. You can apply with a background in either instrumental- or electronic music or in sound art.

The overarching goal is to give you advanced artistic attainments in the main subject, skills, experimental practice, and communication. A large number of performances, exhibitions and concerts take place at the Academy in co-operation with fellow students and professional musicians.

SIREN - the Academy s festival for new music - plays a decisive role in the official concert programme.


The Master programme at the Academy of Music and Drama runs through two years at advanced level.

It aims at students who already have a Bachelor s degree or comparable knowledge on 180 higher education credits (three years studies in higher education).

The programme is given in English. Students who have obtained the Master s degree are eligible to apply for the PhD programme in music performance or composition. Basic courses: Literature and scientific method - Track seminars - Thesis project.


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Selection of eligible applicants is based upon upon assessments of submitted portfolios. All applicants are also requested to send in a Proposal for Master independent project on minimum three (3) A4 pages: Title of project, problem statement, method for artistic and/or scientific development/research, and references to related projects. The proposal should be submitted not later than February 1.

If you apply to more than one track you are obliged to send in one proposal for each orientation.

You apply at but send the proposal and other material like scores, CD and DVD directly to the Academy of Music and Drama, not later than February 1. Please mark the envelope Master Composition . Address: Högskolan för scen och musik, Box 210, SE-405 30 Göteborg.

If the jury find it necessary, interviews will be held at the Academy of Music and Drama, and the applicants might be requested to come to Göteborg.


A chance to fund your studiesThe University of Gothenburg is convinced that education and research flourish in an international environment. A mixture of students from different cultures enriches the learning environment and the University believes that motivated students should have a chance to study here, even if they dont have the means to cover all costs.There are a number of opportunities to get a scholarship if you apply to the University of Gothenburg. If you are obliged to pay tuition fees in Sweden, you can apply for our scholarship that cover from half, to all of your tuition fees for the entire study programme.There are also scholarship programmes available at bachelor's, master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels, which are administered by the Swedish Institute. The scholarship programmes target highly qualified students from certain countries.http://www.utbildning.gu.se/education/application/scholarships/

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