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Master of Fine Arts in Music with Specialisation in Improvisation Performance

Master’s programme
2 years
120 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-13799
Tuition
Full education cost: 470 000 SEK
First payment: 117 500 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Summary

The programme is aimed at students who want to enhance their practical knowledge as improvising musicians while also having a clear focus on their own composing. The programme is a collaboration with the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and with the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. To take advantage of the strengths and distinctive character of these different environments, you will study at the two sister schools, and at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.

About

The master’s programme in Music with a specialization in Improvisation: The Composing Musician is a collaboration with the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. To take advantage of the strengths and distinctive character of these different environments, you will study during the second and third semesters at the two sister schools, while the first and last semesters are spent at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Admission is based partly on an audition and partly on your written formulation of your preferred specialization. With a small number of students, there are good opportunities to customize the programme to suit your particular needs. 

You will work both independently and in groups. At the Academy of Music and Drama, we strive to create a complete study environment where you are able to collaborate extensively with both the bachelor’s and the local master’s programmes in improvisation. Ongoing research in the field is also an important aspect. The programme is characterized by openness transcending genre boundaries and a close collaboration with the world music education. 

How to apply 

Timeline, admission test and other important information.

Staff

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The Academy of Music and Drama


This programme is offered at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, Sweden. Find out more about the academy.

Programme structure and content

Semester 1:

  • Main subject master improvisation/world music 1, 15 credits
  • Master's seminar 1, 3 credits
  • The Reflective Artist 1, 4.5 credits 
  • Elective course, 7.5 credits 

Semester 2:

  • Main subject master improvisation/world music 2, 15 credits
  • Master's seminar 2, 3 credits
  • The Reflective Artist 2, 4.5 credits
  • Elective course, 7.5 credits

Semester 3:

  • Main subject master improvisation/world music 3, 15 credits
  • Master's seminar 3, 3 credits
  • The Reflective Artist 3, 4.5 credits 
  • Elective course, 7.5 credits 

Semester 4:

  • Independent project (degree project), 30 credit

Who should apply?

Do you want to enhance your practical knowledge as an improvising musician while also having a clear focus on your own composing?Have you studied jazz, improvised music, or composition and want to deepen your knowledge and skills?

Prerequisites and selection

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.

Special instructions for application

Here you find detailed information about the entrance exams for Master of Fine Arts in Music with Specialisation in Improvisation Performance.

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Selection

Selection of eligible applicants is based upon entrance tests.

After graduation

The programme prepares you for work as an internationally active musician.  It also makes you qualified to apply to doctoral studies.

Facilities

The programme is taught at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and at the Academy of Music and Drama in central Gothenburg, offering rehearsal rooms, concert stages and recording studios, among other things. Visiting address: Fågelsången 1, Gothenburg.

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