In our Master’s programme in Popular Music, you get the opportunity to work within one of our specializations.
The master’s programme leads to the degree of Master in Popular Music. The performance specializations qualify for creative and performative work within the cultural sector, in addition to more specialized performance based work. After completion, you have also achieved qualifications to establish your own music business.
The theoretical specialization offer relevant skills for working in music organizations, media, record companies, and copyright agencies.
A completed Master’s degree in Popular Music qualifies for PhD-level work, e.g. at the Faculty of Fine Arts, UiA.
The general basis for admission to the master's programme is in accordance with the regulations concerning the requirements for master's degrees stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Research. The general requirement is a completed bachelor's degree, a cand.mag. degree or another degree or vocational qualification of minimum three years duration.
Further regulations regarding admission are in accordance with the regulations concerning admission to study programmes and courses at the University of Agder. Supplementary rules for admission to the particular master's programme in question have been stipulated under the provision of these regulations.
The three performance-based master`s specialisations require a very high level on the principle instrument, and music science and theory pre-requisites equivalent to completion of Scientific Theory, Aesthetics and Analysis (MUR/MUK 107) from the bachelor programme in music performance at UiA. Documentation of such knowledge is a pre-requisite for admission
15 December/1 March
120 ECTS Credits
Professor of Popular Music at the Faculty of Fine Arts at UiA, composer and producer.
With an educational background in classical music, he sees himself as an autodidact in his field of work. “Music is my greatest passion. Any human situation can be associated with music. It is a soundtrack of how we feel or a reflection of life”, says Rasch.