Advanced Music Performance Study – Bachelor’s level (1 year) (No admission in 2020)

Programme Length

1 year (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 programme Bachelor of Music Performance, 2nd module

Read about Application and Auditions

Programme Description

This is a one-year study programme intended for applicants with a classical music background who already have a bachelor degree (three years’ study) in Music Performance, and who wish to concentrate further on their principal instrument. The programme content is designed to give students an opportunity to work towards applying for a Master’s programme at the Norwegian Academy of Music, admission to which requires a level equal to the Academy’s own four-year Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance.

The programme is equivalent to the fourth year of the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Music Performance, and comprises 30 ECTS credits in performance-related subjects and 30 ECTS credits in elective courses.

Curriculum: Advanced Music Performance One-Year Undergraduate Programme - 2018

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Advanced Performance Studies programme requires a Bachelor's degree in music with minimum 80 ECTS-credits in performance-related subjects. Entrance examinations will be held in week 11. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a high level on their principal instrument. Course instruction is in English. Language skills must be documented by a test.

Read more about official approved Norwegian and English tests here

You might also be interested in the One-Year Graduate Performance Diploma


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 Leaders


Are Sandbakken


Chamber Music, Viola


Jorunn Marie Bratlie


Accompaniment, Piano


Mona Julsrud




Matz Pettersen

Senior Lecturer