Bachelor of Music with Individual Concentration
Not all artists fit in to the traditional Bachelor programme mould. The Norwegian Academy of Music offers a programme tailored to fit your unique talents.
The Individual Concentration Programme (FRIKA) is for students who want to create their own musical niche, and who cannot do this by following an ordinary Bachelor's programme.
The programme is individually adapted for each student. Students will be challenged to take individual choices and to explore creative perspectives. The programme results in a Bachelor’s degree. Some courses are compulsory, however, especially from the third year of study, students are given the freedom to choose courses from the Academy’s catalogue of electives.
FRIKA students are expected to be independent and original, and only a few students are admitted to the programme each year.
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 very limited number of places open is competitive.
Applicants must send a description of their project. It's recommended to upload soundtracks, vidoes, compositions etc. to further describe the idea of the project. If the project can be realized within one of the regular undergraduate programmes of the Academy, your application will be rejected. If you are not sure whether your project meets the requirements, make sure to also apply for other undergraduate programmes.
Admission to the 1st module (years 1 and 2) 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 the Academy's undergraduate studies (120 ECTS credits). Course instruction in the 2nd module can be in English. Language skills must be documented by a test.
If you have questions about applications and auditions, please contact: email@example.com
Telephone: +47 23 36 70 00 (phone time 12:00–15:00 Monday to Friday).
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