• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Helsinki, Finland
Come and study at one of the best performing arts universities of the world, the University of the Arts Helsinki. With Organ as your major subject, you will focus on performance skills, improvisation and organ pedagogy. Major subject studies in organ are organised by the Department of Church Music, which is a close-knit and welcoming community of over 160 students. 
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Overview

With Organ as your major subject at the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will focus on mastering your instrument and learning about improvisation, continuo playing and the structure and history of the clavichord. Your studies will include ensemble playing and mastering the keyboard, as well as the history of organ music and organ pedagogy. 

The programme

  • As part of your bachelor’s degree, you will prepare a repertoire for the Level B performance examination in accordance with the degree requirements for organ as a major subject. In your keyboard instrument studies, you will reach at least the Level C in piano, harpsichord or clavichord.
  • After moving over to master’s studies, you will reach a higher level of expertise in organ playing, organ pedagogy and organ improvisation and prepare a repertoire for the Level A performance examination.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • 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

  • Minimum required score:

    73

    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:

    5.5

    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

All applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Certificate of your prior education and a transcript of study records
  • Certificate demonstrating your language skills
  • Document that proves release from liability for payment of tuition fees

Your submitted documents must state your current name and the degree programme they relate to. If the documents are not in Finnish, Swedish, or English, you must submit an authorised translation into one of these languages.

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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