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Vocal Music, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #37 (QS) Seoul, South Korea
An opera is comprised of many elements. Solos, ensembles, choirs, and orchestras make up the musical element while back drops, costumes, props, and makeup encompass the elements of art. The theatrical elements include scripts, actors, and the stage. Apply now for this Vocal Music program at Seoul National University.
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Organization of the different elements, production needs along with the previously mentioned elements combined constitute, as a whole, a work of art. An opera that is staged by university students is called a "university opera." 

Program highlights

Although university operas are not high-budget productions and do not require hours of hard work and dedication, it is important for students from Vocal Music program from Seoul National University to understand and learn what goes on behind the scenes. The main goal of the Opera Institute is to enhance the level of university operas and their study, thus raising the level of opera in the professional world.

After the founding of the Opera Institute, an operatic performance has taken place every two years with commendable reviews. These performances show what is required in order to put on a successful production. Up to now, there has been about one hundred productions. Many of these operas are performed in rural and other areas, where operas are rarely staged in order to popularize opera.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    130 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Korean Music
  • Minor Instrument
  • Training for Music Software
  • Harmony and Counterpoint
  • Keyboard Harmony
  • History of Western Music

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Personal Statement and Study Plan
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Counselor Reference
  • Official Highschool Transcript and Graduation Certificate
  • A Copy of the Applicant's Passport
  • Copies of Both Parents' Passport
  • Official Document Indication parent-child relationship between the applicant and his or her parents
  • Financial Certification
  • Portfolio, Records of Achievement
  • Proof of Language Proficiency
  • Agreement for Verification of Academic Record

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6584 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3292 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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KRW 3,916,000

Living costs for Seoul

  • 1853935 - 1761660 KRW/month
    Living Costs

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