One-Year Graduate Performance Diploma – Classical

Programme Length

1 year (60 ECTS credits)

Language of Instruction

Norwegian or English

Application Deadline

15 December (for autumn enrolment the following year)
Online application (SøknadsWeb) opens 1 November

Application and auditions

Programme Description

This is a one-year programme intended for applicants with a background in classical music. The programme is suited for graduates who wish to further develop their performance skills; concentrate on a particular repertoire; prepare for auditions/competitions; or undertake an in-depth independent study of a specific performance-related subject.

To enrol you must possess a Bachelor degree or international qualification of an equivalent standard. In addition to the formal requisites, all applicants must audition. Students admitted to the programme may add a second year, thereby fulfilling the requirements for a Master’s Degree.

Students of orchestral instruments who are admitted to the programme can apply for internships at the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. 

Students of orchestral instruments admitted to the programme can apply for internships at the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. There is a separate audition for the internship and students accepted will receive a scholarship of NOK 10,000 for each of the six annual projects (NOK 60,000 in total).

The programme comprises

  • 45 ECTS credits in Performance subjects (or other relevant subjects)
  • 15 ECTS credits in elective courses

Curriculum for the Graduate Performance Diploma enrolment 2017

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate Performance Diploma programme is a Bachelor's degree in Music (or recognized equivalent), with minimum 80 ECTS credits obtained from Performance subjects.

Entrance examinations, corresponding to the examinations for the Master’s Degree Programme in Performance - Principal instrument/Chamber music, will be held in February. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a level of performance equivalent to a completed four-year bachelor programme in Music Performance. There is a limited number of places on the programme.

Applicants who already have completed a Master of Music Performance from the Norwegian Academy of Music or from Barratt Due Institute of Music, can not be admitted to the One-Year Graduate Performance Diploma.

You might also be interested in the one-year Advanced Music Performance Study on Bachelor's level.

Contact

If you have questions about applications and auditions, please contact: admissions@nmh.no

Tel: +47 23 36 70 00

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

Programme Leader

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Kjell Tore Innervik

Associate Professor

Percussion