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Conducting, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Helsinki, Finland
Leave your name in the history of Finnish music by studying symphony or wind orchestra conducting or choral conducting under the guidance of top-quality teachers. You will be able to study music Conducting under the guidance of the most renowned conductors of the world at one of the best performing arts universities of the world the University of the Arts Helsinki.
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Overview

Key facts:

  • You will regularly work with a trainee orchestra, a choir consisting of professional singers and professional orchestras operating at the Helsinki Music Centre. This offers you all the support and tools that you may need from the very beginning of your studies. The orchestral and choral conductors who have graduated from the programme have went on to build impressive careers in the world’s leading orchestras and choirs. 
  • The degree programme in Conducting at the University of the Arts Helsinki comprises a variety of subjects within music theory and conducting practice. With the help of studies that are tailored to fit your personal goals, you will acquire the skills needed to work in demanding roles in the field of music. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Elements of Music 
  • Ear Training 
  • Voice Class 
  • Thoroughbass
  • Instrumentation and Orchestration
  • Elementary Orchestral Conducting

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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