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Apply for MFA Composition

This information concerns applications to the Master of Fine Arts Programme in Music with specialization in Composition (Experimental Composition and Creation).


(The following applied to students starting autumn 2020)

You must submit:

  • A proposal (4000–6000 characters) of the project you plan to develop in your independent work. Explain what you want to work with and how the project idea relates to your artistic practice, preferably with some kind of question. The description should also contain thoughts on theories and methods that may be relevant as well as a reflection on possible references in the project: What have others done in the same or adjacent areas?     
  • At least three (3) compositions/sound art works/installations/performances, notated and/or recorded, which are updated and represent you and your music. Maximal file size for audio is 60 MB, videos 500 MB.  
  • A list of your previous artistic works.     
  • A curriculum vitae.


After reading and listening to the submitted material, we call a limited number of applicants for personal interviews, alternatively by telephone or other digital media interview. This interview 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.


Selection of eligible applicants is based upon entrance tests.