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Bach­el­or of Music in Com­pos­i­tion

Fem studenter sitter foran vinduet i glassbaren, Chateau Neuf, alle med hvert sitt instrument.

This programme offers you, as a new composer, an opportunity to develop your ability to create music. You will be able to discover your own artistic voice through instruction, in-depth study, and training in compositional techniques.

The composition programme at the Academy is unique in Norway with regard to developing your technical, artistic and creative skills. The programme offers subjects and projects that strengthen students’ abilities and promote artistic reflection on what it is to be creative.

The programme is suitable for those who want to develop as a composer in the field of art music. It is open to composers of both electronic and acoustic music, and for those who have a special interest in musical theatre and other activities related to the performing arts.

Instruction and collaboration

The composition programme gives you the opportunity to develop your own compositions through instruction from experienced composers. You will also acquire technical skills to help you explore the possibilities inherent in electronic and acoustic instruments.

During your studies, you will work with professional and student musicians through collaborative projects involving other branches of the arts. These projects will encourage discussions and conversations about music, art and relevant issues that will help you in your further development.

When you have completed your studies

Many composition students continue to create music and establish projects with musicians, ensembles or artists in other fields. A majority of students from the composition programme work as composers, either with professional musicians or in the amateur music community. You will also have the opportunity to develop as a composer within the musical theatre or other stage forms, or to focus on film or TV composition.

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