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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). The next time you can apply for the programme is December 2023 – January 2024. Studies start in the autumn of 2024.


Selection of eligible applicants is based upon assessments of submitted portfolios and proposals. Send in all of your material through SlideRoom. You create a new account in SlideRoom yourself with your e-mail address and password of your choice.

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 of artistic 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.


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 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.