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Instrumental Music, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #37 (QS) Seoul, South Korea
The Instrumental Music major from Seoul National University is led by talented educators who are recipients of awards from foreign musical competitions and are active in piano performance. In order to build a strong musical foundation, sightreading, music dictation, harmonics, counterpoint, music analysis, and music history along are all required courses in the curriculum.
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Performance classes and recitals in this Instrumental Music program from Seoul National University, which are held in the spring and fall, are offered in order to provide students opportunities for public performance. In order to provide further experience, foreign professors are invited to teach master classes. 

Learning outcomes

Not only is solo performance considered to be important but playing as an accompanist and as part of an ensemble is also considered to be important as well and thus courses in instrumental accompaniment, vocal accompaniment and chamber music ensemble classes are subsequently offered.

Students not only study instruments of their own major but also study other areas of music such as the history of Western music, musical analysis, harmonics, counterpoint, sightreading, music dictation as part of their required core major coursework.

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:

  • Instrumental Accompanying
  • Vocal Accompanying
  • Piano Construction and Maintenance
  • Piano Literature
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Philharmony Orchestra
  • Winds Literature
  • String Ensemble 

English Language Requirements

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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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