Apply for MA Opera

This information concerns applications to the Master's Programme in Opera.

Information for applicants autumn 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the admission tests have been adapted to the ongoing situation. Part 2 and 3 will be conducted in accordance with the information sent out to all applicants that have been invited to part 2 of the tests. The movement class will not be part of the tests this year due to the pandemic. The information below has therefore been corrected and current and valid information has been sent out to those who are invited to part 2 of the tests.

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 admission tests are carried out in three parts. In preparation for the auditions, you must choose a repertoire consisting of 5 arias from different eras, one of which shall be staged. All arias shall be performed by heart. Use the template K2MDG Repertoire list 2021 and CV (PDF), that you will find available for download on this page. Fill out the repertoire list and upload it as a pdf in Slideroom together with your video for part 1 of the admission test

  1. Part 1: You must record and send in a video of good audio and visual quality. Choose one aria from your repertoire list which you will sing in the video. Send in your video via Slideroom. Deadline 1 February 2021. Your video file must be in one of the following formats, and no larger than 500Mb: .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv.
    If you pass this test and continue to test 2, notice will be given by 8 February 2021.
  2. Part two of the auditions starts with a movement class. This test can not be prepared. Wear clothing suitable for movement. There are dressing rooms for changing available. After this test you will perform another aria of your choice from your list and your staged aria. If you wish, we can supply some simple props or someone to act as your counterpart in your aria performance. Round 3 is only for applicants who have passed part 2.
  3. Round 3 starts with unprepared group improvisation. Finally, you are asked to sing an aria from your repertoire list, selected by the jury. Which aria that is will be announced at the same time as the results from audition part 2. If the jury so wishes, they will choose one more aria from the repertoire list.

Eligibility and selection

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree of fine arts in opera or equivalent, as well as knowledge and skills in music and acting that are assessed at the admission test. 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 is based upon admission tests. In the admissions tests, an admissions group assesses the applicants' eligibility for education, based on a ranking.

Tuition fees

Applicants who are citizens in countries outside the EU/EEA (or Switzerland), and who are required to pay tuition fees, are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Some scholarships will cover either the full cost of the tuition fees for the programme, or a significant part of that fee.

Make sure that you read the application instructions carefully and that you understand when the application should be submitted (some scholarships require that you apply before you are admitted to the programme). 

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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