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Guitar, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Guitar programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki gives you the chance to study guitar at the highest possible level and help you in your journey of becoming exactly the kind of artist that you aspire to be. You will also acquire the competence to work as a highly competent guitar teacher.

The practice-oriented and international environment is ideal for learning the artistic, technical and pedagogical skills needed to master guitar as a musician and as a teacher. In addition to guitar lessons, your curriculum includes studies in chamber music, guitar pedagogy, sight-reading, guitar history, repertoires and free accompaniment. 

You will also complete elective studies and possible minor subject studies. You can also choose courses organised by the other two academies of the University and complete so-called joint studies that are available for all students. Performing in concerts is also essential to your studies.

Through your pedagogy studies, you will learn to observe the learning processes of other students as well as your own, increase your knowledge on the development of children’s and young people’s psychological and motoric skills, and learn to analyse these processes from the point of view of a guitar professional. 


After graduation, you can work as a soloist, chamber musician or guitar teacher, or alternatively in other jobs that require suitable expertise. During your studies, you will also develop your ability to work in the cultural sector with people and organisations from different fields and engage in collaborative projects with different cultural institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Guitar Performance Class
  • Classical Guitar Ensemble
  • Comprehensive Guitar Technique
  • History and Performance of Guitar Literature
  • Career Seminar for Classical Guitar Majors
  • Musicology

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.

General Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Certificate of basic education and transcript of records
  • Certificate of language proficiency
  • Document exempt

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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