With studies on main instrument, ensemble and musical knowledge the student acquires a solid foundation for a professional life as a musician in various musical constellations. The programme comprises 180 credits and leads to a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Music. The studies are at the Ingesund school of music in Arvika. At the school we have symphony orchestras, string bands, choirs, symphonic brass band, jazz orchestra, and a variety of small ensembles.
The Music programme at University of Karlstad builds on three areas of study involving main instrument, ensemble and musical knowledge. In addition, studies include an optional course and a mandatory independent degree project. There is an emphasis on students' instrument playing skills, rehearsing and interpretation of solo and chamber music. There is also an emphasis on reflections on their own artistic process and development. Students also practice performing to an audience. Furthermore, there are studies of music theory and ear-training, music history in the Western music traditions, digital tools, functional piano training and conditions of the music sector.
The music cultural life in Sweden, as well as in other countries, needs professional artists who can work in orchestras, ensembles, as soloists as well with other music skills and cultural activities in general.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Ensemble, Western classical music
- Main instrument, Western classical music
- Independent project, Western classical music
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- General admission requirements and satisfactory entrance test in accordance with the decision of the Swedish Council for Higher Education, UHR, C2020/117.
International27777 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 83333 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
- Total fee: 750,000 SEK (approximately €83,333)
- If you are an EU, EEA, and Switzerland citizen, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.
Living costs for Karlstad
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