Upon completion of the course, the student will have acquired the following knowledge, skills and general competence:
The course is fulltime over two semesters and is applying varied teaching and learning methods. The students' workhours will mainly be centred around the main instrument and ensembles. The course is organised as lectures, group sessions, individual lessons, projects and seminars. Some subjects are organised on a weekly basis through lectures and group work, while others are concentrated in a definite time frame. Projects take place in concentrated periods. The overview of the semester of different subjects is presented at the beginning of the semester. The student is expected to work independently with subjects from class beyond organised teaching. This includes main instrument rehearsal, organisation and participation of ensembles and internal concerts, study groups and the reading of literature.
The University of Agder is focused on increasing the usage of digital tools in education. The ambition is to facilitate new forms of communication and develop new measures for teaching and supervising. Digital exams can in some subjects be a part of this ambition. Students need access to portable computer equipment. The learning management platform Canvas is used as a channel for communication among students and teachers. Classes are compulsory, view the specific course plan for more information.
During the autumn semester, there will be an obligatory seminar in Norwegian folk music. This is a five-day seminar arranged by the Ole Bull Academy. Lectures, residence and travel are free, but students will have to cover their own food expenses.
Students at UiA are expected to have laptops for use in learning and examinations, cp. The Examination Regulations for the University of Agder section § 12d.
Faculty of Fine Arts