Master of Fine Arts in Music with Specialisation in Composition
The field of contemporary experimental music and sound art is continuously growing. Targeting this state of the arts, our international Master Programme — Experimental Composition and Creation — is looking for creators and composers who are curious about interdisciplinary engagement and situation specific contexts. The programme addresses a broad variety of expanded activities relating to instrumental and vocal music, sound art, performance and sound installation, electronic and free improvised music.
This programme accepts new students every two years.
Experimental Composition and Creation
We offer the opportunity to follow an explorative project through the entire programme, beginning already with your application where you submit a description of your idea. Throughout the programme, you will examine new perspectives and challenge your practices through encounters with your fellow students, your supervisor, and our guest teachers who are experts from the music field and other art forms. You will receive support from professors at our department as well as other departments at the Academy of Music and Drama, such as Contemporary Performative Arts, Improvisation, World Music, Opera, and Music and Sound Production, to suit your specific ongoing music exploration.
Exclusive admission every two years
We admit students every second year, starting in autumn 2020. The next group will then start in autumn 2022. Accepting a group of only eight to ten students, you will be able to closely interact with each other during the two years of studies, following the same time plan for the development of your independent projects. An essential part of the programme consists of project-based work, where you meet active composers, musicians, and artists in workshops and lab situations.
The programme is characterized by an interdisciplinary environment through interaction with fellow students and visiting lecturers, and we have close links to the research environment at the institution, faculty, and University. You will have the opportunity to be a part of ongoing collaborations with established musicians and ensembles such as Mimitabu, Gageego, Curious Chamber Players, Musica Vitae string orchestra, and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. We frequently collaborate with venues and institutions such as Röda Sten, the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Atalante, and Nefertiti.
Programme structure and content
The scheduled activities include individual sessions with professors and supervisors, collective classes with your fellow students, project weeks with invited guests within different artistic fields, lab and workshop sessions where you interact within the class and with other master’s programmes, and collaborations with professional ensembles.
The Independent Project course accounts for one fourth of the programme, and you have a great deal of freedom to experiment and explore new ideas and reflect on your choices. You proceed with your investigative work independently in consultation with your supervisor.