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Kantele, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Kantele programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki is multi-faceted and highly respected both by national and international standards. It has a unique mission in fostering and renewing kantele music and pedagogy. 

The flexible curriculum caters to individual interests and aims at providing students with wide expertise and top-level mastery of the instrument. You will have the chance to grow into a professional with your own strong artistic vision. 

The accordion major focuses on versatile soloist studies, spanning different eras and genres as well as the development of extensive pedagogical skills. In your studies, you will also learn more about chamber music, free accompaniment and improvisation, ergonomics when playing, as well as the history and modern state of kantele. 

The programme gives you the opportunity to work with composers and composition students and learn about how to incorporate electric kantele and music technology in your music. You will also become acquainted with the structure and maintenance of kantele.

Opportunities

After graduating as a professional kantele player specialising in classical music, you can work as a soloist, chamber musician or kantele teacher, or alternatively in other jobs that require expertise in music and the arts. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Musicianship 
  • Music Theory 
  • Development of Western Music
  • Music Theory 
  • Music of the Baroque, Classical and Early Romantic Eras
  • Music of the Late Romantic and Modern Eras
  • Music Colloquium

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

    Free
    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.

Funding

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