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Vocal Arts, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Come and study at one of the best performing arts universities of the world. Through the Vocal Arts programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will gain a professional-level ability in vocal skills, artistic capability and musical understanding. 

Music and drama studies are part of the education on all levels. You will also regularly have the chance to participate in master classes taught by international guest teachers. 


As a student, you will study not only singing but also piano, vocal chamber music, expression techniques, music theory, aural skills and music history, as well as pedagogy and languages.

You can also choose to complete the required amount of pedagogical studies to fulfil the requirements for working as a teacher. Through your voice pedagogy studies, you will gain theoretical and practical insight into vocal lessons, vocal coaching methods, and vocal physiology. 

During a teaching practice, you will get the chance to teach practice pupils under the supervision of a supervising teacher. You will develop your pedagogical vision by observing classes and working on your teaching portfolio.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Voice performance, vocal arts
  • Proficiency demonstration, vocal art
  • Small-scale vocal music production
  • Speaking technique and voice care
  • Ensemble singing, vocal art
  • Vocal music studio

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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