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Bach­el­or of Music Per­form­ance – Clas­sic­al

Admission requirements

General higher education qualifications or equivalent, and a satisfactory audition.

Programme description

The Bachelor of Music Performance is a 4-year academic music education, designed to educate musicians for performance roles in today’s music scene at a professional level. The scope of the study programme is 240 ECTS credits. The programme aims to contribute to the development of accomplished and independent musicians, who take responsibility for their own artistic and creative growth. The programme is divided into three different genre-specific specializations; classical music, folk music and improvised music/jazz. This curriculum applies to the area of classical, including contemporary, music as a concentration.

Learning objectives

At the completion of the Bachelor programme the student is expected to;

  • be able to convey and realize their artistic intentions at a professional level
  • take responsibility for their own creative and artistic development
  • show a broad understanding of music as an art form within a historical, cultural, social and academic perspective
  • be able to document and apply relevant theoretical and practical musical knowledge
  • be able to work in a purposeful and goal-oriented manner, individually and with others
  • have knowledge of relevant artistic research and development, and be able to apply this to their work
  • be able to relate to the demands of life in the music industry
  • be able to communicate around disciplinary knowledge both in an oral and written manner
  • have knowledge of and relate to academic- and work ethical guidelines in a reflective manner


The Academy’s course portfolio is comprised of courses that use the marks “pass/fail” and courses that use marks on a scale of A to F, where E is the lowest passing mark. The individual course descriptions state which system of marks will be used.

Additional provisions on assessment and examination are laid down in Chapter VI of the Regulations governing the study programmes at the Norwegian Academy of Music. A diploma will be issued when the student has passed all the courses required for a degree. The final main instrument examination grade is presented on the diploma alongside instrument specification and study credits.

Education quality assurance

The Academy has a system for educational quality assurance and development that applies to all aspects of the education provided. Students play a vital role in these efforts by, among other things, participating in student evaluations of courses and programmes.

Published: Apr 3, 2020 — Last updated: Dec 2, 2021