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Harp, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The core of the Harp programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki is weekly one-on-one instruction given by the best teachers in the field. 

The focus of harp studies is that the student learns to master their instrument. With this goal in mind, you will receive 90 minutes of one-on-one instruction in your main instrument per week from some of the best teachers in the field. 

You will gain a broad understanding of the central orchestral parts for the harp and learn to master contemporary music in collaboration with composers. You will also study chamber music, music perception, music history, pedagogy and languages, as well as minor and optional studies of your own choosing. You will prepare for a career as an orchestra musician by participating in audition training and practice auditions.  

In addition to the lessons with your own teacher, you can also regularly attend master classes taught by visiting teachers. You will take part in the activities of our symphony orchestra already during your first year of studies.

Opportunities

Graduates of the programme have the skills to work as an orchestra musician, soloist, chamber musician, or music teacher. You can also complete a larger study module in pedagogical studies required for working as a teacher.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orchestral instrument performance
  • Chamber music
  • Orchestral repertoire, harp
  • Instrument section performance, harp
  • Audition training (harp)

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

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

    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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