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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 concerning 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 art music. It is open to electronic and acoustic music composers and those who have a particular interest in musical theatre and other activities related to the performing arts.

Instruction and collaboration

The composition programme allows you to develop your 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 further develop.

When you have completed your studies

Many composition students continue to create music and establish projects with musicians, ensembles or artists in other fields. Most 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 focus on film or TV composition.

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Published: Mar 13, 2020 — Last updated: Dec 18, 2023