Music theory, music history and aural skills form part of the basis for what we do at the Norwegian Academy of Music. The Academy is the only place in Scandinavia offering a Master of Music in Music Theory programme in English. Here you can acquire practical skills that will enable you to reflect on intriguing musical problems within a variety of genres.
The programme is also offered as a part-time course of study over 4 years.
This programme is suitable for many people, especially those who want to explore the possibilities music theory offers you as a musician, composer or musicologist. We are looking for versatility, and your background may be from a number of different musical traditions. You will also be able to use this experience as a resource for improvisation and composition.
The programme provides a valuable opportunity for you to delve more deeply into your areas of interest and serves as an important point of departure for further activities within teaching or research. The Master’s thesis you write can take a variety of approaches, ranging from artistic to more theoretical or educational themes.
When you have completed your studies
When you have completed the programme you can work with different aspects of music education, for example in upper secondary schools and all types of colleges and universities. You will have acquired specifically music-oriented research expertise that you can use in the future as a musicologist or performer.