The Bachelor's Programme in Classical Music Performance is centred around one-to-one tuition for musicians. The aim of the programme is to develop your skills as a solo performer, a chamber musician, and a creative contributor to collaborative music projects.
This unique programme is designed to enable you to realise your musical potential and to prepare you for a future career as a musician through a variety of modules. You can choose to focus as your principal study on either your main instrument, or on two contrasting disciplines. These can be two different instruments, one instrument and composition, conducting or classical music improvisation or similar combinations. Additional principal study lectures will be offered through masterclasses, workshops, chamber music coaching and practical seminars led by high-profile performers.
An important aspect of the Bachelor's programme is to prepare you for the musical and artistic challenges of the present day, where one often needs to create a personal and flexible artistic profile. The ability to lead and take part in artistic projects and to teach is of increasing importance. Training in these areas is offered via second study modules, which are taught both academically and practically through workshops, seminars and special projects. Other essential core subjects will include aural and analytical skills, music history and critical thinking. During the last semester, the student will submit a Bachelor's thesis.
The Bachelor's Programme in Classical Music Performance can give you the skills required to launch a musical career in orchestras, opera companies or choirs, teaching or freelancing.
Entrance requirements are Higher Education Entrance Qualification for international applicants and certified language requirements in English.
The general basis for admission to universities and university colleges in Norway is called Higher Education Entrance Qualification. You may find what is considered university entrance qualifications from your country in the 'GSU' list. This list states the basic requirements for admission to higher education in Norway. Please download the latest version of the 'GSU' list from this website.
The application period is from 1 November to 15 December.
For further information about the admission requirements click here.
You should have a solid knowledge of the standard repertoire and a strong basic technique on your main instrument. You should have creative ability and an interest in musical and artistic communication.
The Norwegian government has proposed the introduction of tuition fees for students from countries outside of the EU/EEA and Switzerland who will begin their studies in the autumn semester of 2023.
You can take part of the bachelor's program in Classical Music Performance abroad. It is facilitated for exchange in the 5th semester.
More about exchange in Classical Music Performance.
There are no tuition fees for higher education in Norway. Non EU- students must pay a student deposit, which will be refunded after enrolment and their first semester registration. The students must be able to finance their own housing and living expenses.
Read here for more information on fees and housing possibilities for international students.