Music, Composition, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 36392
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
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The Music, Composition program from the University of Gothenburg aims to prepare for upcoming activities as a professional composer, but can also serve as a basis for further studies at the doctoral level.
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  • Fees and funding

About

Musical composition can, in its most basic form, sensitize us to the specific contexts through which sound is experienced. To accept Luigi Nono’s challange that composition can reawaken one’s senses in order to participate in something much larger than ourselves is the key challenge for contemporary musical composition. At the Academy of Music and Drama (Högskolan för scen och musik) we accept such an orientation by focusing upon a student’s artistic growth and conceptual thinking in conjunction with a student’s experimentation with instrumental sound, notation and structural thinking. Ideally, composers at Högskolan för scen och musik develop as artistic forces in the local and global contexts of our society in order to create unique artistic expressions, and reflections of human values through their compositions and cross-border co-operations.

Högskolan för scen och musik (HSM) is an open and creative meeting point with windows out to the world, which is why we emphasize interdisciplinary knowledge and collaborations with other programs such as opera, theater, film, literature, poetry, architecture and the visual arts. We also offer technical expertise in a variety of technologies with our Lindblad Studio. The Music, Composition program from the University of Gothenburg aims to prepare for upcoming activities as a professional composer, but can also serve as a basis for further studies at the doctoral level.

The basis of the instruction includes individual tuition, analysis seminars, aesthetics seminars and open score seminars in conjunction with the Improvisation Department. Opportunites for composers include various chamber ensembles formed with performance students and the choir at HSM, international renowned professional ensembles, Stockholm Wind Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Musica Vitae String Orchestra and various outside projects that can include collaborations with the Gothenburg Opera, sound installations and various electronic music collaborations.

Each year there is a Siren Festival where composers have their works performed at HSM.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

Bachelor degree of arts in music or equivalent, and musical knowledge and skills that are assessed at the admission test and are the basis for selection.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 36392 International
  • Free EEA
  • Application fee 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost 352 600 SEK
  • First payment 88 150 SEK
  • Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
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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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