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Apply for MA Improvisation

This information concerns the Master Programme in Music, with specialization in Improvisation Performance – The Composing Musician, (NoCoM Joint Study Programme).

Portfolio

The following applies to students starting autumn 2021

Selection of eligible applicants is based upon assessments of submitted portfolios and proposals. All applicants are requested to send in:

Proposal for an independent masters project, 4000–5000 characters long, is required, including title of project, problem statement, method for artistic and/or scientific development/research, and references to related projects.
A live recorded video presentation of your music and yourself as a musician. NB! The video should contain 15–20 minutes of music.

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, we will notify you via the email address you provide when registering.

Interview

After reading and listening to the material you have submitted, we invite a limited amount of selected applicants to participate in an interview. This interview will be conducted via Zoom or other digital medium and is mandatory for all selected applicants.

Eligibility and selection

Entry 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. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection of eligible applicants is based upon entrance tests.

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. 

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.