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Bachelor of Music in Composition

Programme Length

4 years (240 ECTS-credits)

Language of Instruction


Application Deadline

15 December. Online application (Søknadsweb) opens 1 November.

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Programme Description

Composition students receive individual tuition in composing as well as in subjects such as compositional techniques, sonology, electronics and music history, analysis and aural training. The applicants should have a good knowledge in arranging and composition, and experience in these fields.

Throughout the programme, experimentation and individual creation will go hand in hand with acquiring skills and knowledge.

Curriculum for the Bachelor of Music in Composition enrolment 2018 (in Norwegian)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements for admission to Norwegian colleges and universities and must also pass the audition in week 11. A high musical level is expected, as well as good aural skills and solid knowledge of music theory. Entrance to the limited number of places open is competitive.

Admission requires sufficient language proficiency to follow Norwegian instructions. Language skills must either be documented by a test or you can choose to do an interview in Norwegian during the audition week.

Admission to 2nd module

Admission to the 2nd module (years 3 and 4) requires minimum two years of higher music education equivalent to the 1st module of Bachelor of Music in Composition (120 ECTS credits). Course instruction in the 2nd module is in Norwegian. Language skills must be documented by a test.

Read more about official approved Norwegian tests here.

Please also go to the Norwegian programme description for further information about admission, application and auditions.


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

Telephone: +47 23 36 70 00 (phone time 12:0–15:00 Monday to Friday).

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

Programme Leader


Jon Henrik Hellstenius