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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

Important: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we must adapt our entrance exams in accordance with the Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations. These recommendations are subject to change at short notice, which means that the tests may need to be adapted further. In that case, changes will be published on this page. In addition, we will notify you via the email address you provide when registering.

The following applies to students starting autumn 2021.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the admission tests to the BA programme in Classical Performance will be carried out entirely through digital work samples. You can upload work samples in SlideRoom between 2 and 25 February.

Audition for main instrument

The entrance exam consists of pieces of music as well as an interview.

Applicants on all instruments except percussionist must perform:

Percussionists perform instead:

  • One freely selected piece for snare drum.
  • One freely chosen piece for vibraphone or marimba (four mallets).
  • One freely chosen piece for timpani.

The music may be performed without accompaniment.

Interview

You should also answer some interview questions in a separate video. You can choose to answer in Swedish or English. You will receive the questions by e-mail.

Instructions for digital work samples

As work samples, you record one video for each piece of music and a video for the interview.

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

You submit your work samples digitally via our service SlideRoom.

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.