This master’s programme focuses on your personal artistry as a musician, allowing you to follow your vocational and professional ambitions and offering great opportunities for professional and practical exposure in cooperation with the Kilden Performing Arts Centre, namely the Kilden Vocal Ensemble and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.
Professional internships will develop and nurture your musical growth and open the possibility for feedback and learning from a variety of sources.
Our teachers at the Department of Classical Music and Music Education value your creativity and your desire to learn, and will provide you with a learning environment that enables you to fully polish and cultivate your musical strengths.
UiA’s unique Master’s Programme in Classical Music Performance offers two specialisations:
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Upon completed course you will earn a master's degree in music performance. The program qualifies to work as a professional musician, as well as for creative and artistic work in the arts and cultural sector. It is a good starting point for a musical career. Completed master's degree may qualify to attend studies on a higher level, such as the PhD program at the University of Agder.
You can take part of the master's program in Classical Music Performance abroad. It is facilitated for exchange in the 3rd semester.
Admission to the Master’s Programme in Music Performance – Western Classical Music requires a completed Bachelor’s degree with at least 80 credits of music performance or similar and passing a performance audition.
International applicants must document sufficient English skills in correspondence to the general university admission certification.
Admission is granted in accordance with the regulations concerning admission to study programmes and courses at the University of Agder.
MUK107 Philosophy of Science, Aesthetics and Analysis at UiA, or similar.
A completed Master’s degree in Classical Music Performance qualifies for PhD-level work, e.g. at the Faculty of Fine Arts, UiA.
120 ECTS Credits