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University of Gothenburg
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About us

The Academy of Music and Drama trains and educates composers, music, dance, and theatre teachers, musical theatre artists, musicians in many genres, opera-singers, performance artists and actors.

This means that we represent a unique breadth among artistic academies in Sweden, with unique opportunities for cooperating across genre limits. We have over 150 teachers who are often engaged in several different programmes and courses, as are the many guest teachers visiting us for shorter or longer periods. Our students number almost 600. The Artisten building caters for our need of premises for our diverse activities.

The Academy of Music and Drama is one of two departments belonging to the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg. In cooperation with the faculty, we carry out postgraduate education and research in several different fields.

Head of the academy is Petra Frank.