One-Year Graduate Conducting Diploma

Programme Length

1 years (60 ECTS credits)

Language of Instruction

Norwegian or English

Application Deadline

There will be no admission to this study programme in 2020! Please see the two-year programme Master of Music in Conducting.

Application and auditions

Programme Description

This programme aims to give the student the necessary background to work as a professional choral or orchestral conductor. 

Curriculum for the One-Year Graduate Conducting Diploma (2018 enrolment)

Admission Requirements

Admission to the programme requires a Bachelor's Degree in Music with 60 ECTS credits in conducting, or equivalent qualifications documented at the audition. There is a limited number of study places available. In addition to formal academic requirements, there are entrance exams and auditions (held in week 8) for applicants to the programme.

The applicant is expected to

  • have reached a high level on her principal instrument
  • have relatively wide experience in leading different ensembles/choirs
  • have broad musical experience that enables her to relate to the artistic qualities and intentions of the music


If you have questions about applications and auditions, please contact:

Tel: +47 23 36 70 00 (Phone time 12.00-15.00 Monday-Friday)

Contact your programme leader if you have any questions about the academic content of your study programme.

Programme Leader and Academic Adviser - Orchestra conducting


Ole Kristian Ruud



Academic Adviser - Choir conducting

Grete Pedersen

Grete Pedersen


Choral Conducting

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