The Department of Popular Music has up-to-date facilities with a variety of fully equipped interplay rooms and practice areas, which can be used by students and teachers. In addition, there are two large concert halls and two professionally equipped sound studios. We also dispose of a custom-designed sound room with a 3D sound system.
All rehearsal and interplay rooms are designed for sound pressure (room-in-room and sound plates on walls), and the interplay rooms are equipped with full backline - guitar and bass amplifiers, drum kits, keyboards, piano, and song / PA system. State-of-the-art PA systems are installed in the concert halls. In studios A and B, it is moreover possible to record concerts being played in the concert hall.
We have several rehearsal studios of different sizes, equipment storage rooms for students, as well as dedicated rehearsal studios for the various main instruments.
The university has its own music scene (Østsia) which is regularly used for concerts. In addition, we collaborate with various club scenes in Kristiansand, where we hold concerts, organise song-writing evenings and have jam sessions.