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Apply for BA Classical Performance

This information concerns applications to the Bachelor's Programme in Music, with a Specialization in Classical Performance.

Admission tests

The following applies to students starting autumn 2022.

The admission tests to the BA Programme in Classical Performance will be carried out entirely through digital work samples (video recordings). You can upload work samples in SlideRoom.

Instructions for the test

The entrance exam consists of pieces of music and an interview. The music pieces may be performed without accompaniment. The entrance exam does not contain an exam in music theory. However, you are expected to have basic knowledge and skills in music theory, ear training and harmony in order to be able to complete the education.

Applicants for all instruments except percussion

Interview: You will receive interview questions by e-mail. The questions must be answered in a separate video. You are free to speak Swedish or English.

Pieces of music: You freely choose three compositions of different character and from different eras. A mandatory piece may be added for some instruments. In that case, this will be sent to you by e-mail together with the interview questions.

The videos for applicants on all instruments except percussion are uploaded in SlideRoom as follows:

  • Video 1: Interview answers
  • Video 2: Freely selected piece
  • Video 3: Freely selected piece
  • Video 4: Freely selected piece
  • Video 5: Mandatory piece (only for some instruments)

Applicants for percussion

Interview: You will receive interview questions by e-mail. The questions must be answered in a separate video. You are free to speak Swedish or English.

Pieces of music: Optional compositions according to the bullet list "Video 2, 3 and 4".

The videos of applicants for percussion are uploaded to SlideRoom as follows:

  • Video 1: Interview answers
  • Video 2: Optional piece for small drum
  • Video 3: Optional piece for marimba or vibraphone with four mallets
  • Video 4: Optional piece for timpani

Requirements for video recordings

  • Clearly state which piece you are going to perform on the recording.
  • The recordings have to be of high sound quality.
  • The applicant must be visible in close-up.
  • Face, arms and instruments should be clearly visible.
  • Record one piece of music per video.
  • The recordings must not be edited.
  • Accepted file formats are: .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv
  • Maximum file size per video is 500 MB
Video (11:37)
Daniel Berg: Second Concerto for Flute and Percussion

Second Concerto for Flute and Percussion by Daniel Berg

Performance: Liv Fridén, flute & Andrea Radi and David Westerbrand, percussion
Producer and Publisher: Edition Svitzer

Eligibility and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for university studies. Specific entry requirements in the form of musical knowledge and skills are assessed at the admission tests.

Selection

Selection is based upon admission tests. In the admissions tests, an admissions group assesses the applicants' eligibility for education, based on a ranking.

Tuition fees

Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees for university studies in Sweden. 

More information about tuition fees

Alternative premises

In the coming years, major changes await the Academy of Music and Drama. Parts of our building Artisten will undergo renovation, and according to a proposal, other parts will be demolished to make room for a completely new building that will house both the Academy of Music and Drama and and HDK-Valand, placing the entire Faculty for Fine Applied and Performing Arts adjacent to Götaplatsen. The decision is expected from Rektor and the faculty's Dean by the beginning of 2021.  

This construction process means that the Academy of Music and Drama will move its operations to several different premises, hence avoiding disturbance from by the construction work. With a few exceptions, these premises will all be located in central Gothenburg and be specially adapted to the business. The relocation is expected to take place in the summer of 2022. This means that those planning to study at the Academy of Music and Drama in the autumn semester of 2022 will begin their studies in premises other than the Artist.

The move in to the new premises will be done in steps, during the summers of 2024, 2025 and 2026.

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