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Mas­ter of Music in Com­pos­i­tion

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In this programme, you will develop and finalise an artistic project with its associated subprojects. You can choose between the general course, jazz composition for large ensembles or film music composition.

The programme consists of an independent Master’s project with an emphasis on composition. In this connection, you will write a thesis. In the Research Forum and the Creative and Aesthetic Seminar, you will be challenged to view your project within a larger musical and cultural context.

After two years of study, you will be expected to work as a composer at the highest professional level. The programme can also provide the basis for admission to PhD programmes and the Artistic Research Programme.

Programme options

In addition to the general course in composition (covering instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic composition), two specialisations are also offered: jazz composition for large ensembles and film music composition.

Film music composition

Students receive part of their training at the Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer University College ( with the Film Music programme option. Part of the instruction takes place at the Film School's facilities in Oslo.

The programme option is only available in Norwegian. Please follow this link to read more about our Language requriements.

Admission to Film Music Composition takes place every other year, and we will not accept new students for the next academic year. New places will be available from the academic year 2024–2025. The application deadline is 15 December 2023.


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Published: Mar 13, 2020 — Last updated: Mar 21, 2024