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Music Production and Recording, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #1022 (BCR) Stavanger, Norway
The Music Production and Recording program at University of Stavanger  provides students with different backgrounds a combination of musical and technical study and experience, enabling the production and recording of various musical styles. 
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Elements of the study can be modified to allow for specialization based on a student’s individual experience and interests.

Teaching Methodolgy

The tuition includes group lectures, individual and small group instructions, study tours, and cooperative practical projects. Practical exercises are emphasized, and all students have generous amounts of studio time.

 The  Music Production and Recording program at University of Stavanger has included cooperative projects with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the NuMusic Festival, the Siddis Brass Competition, the MaiJazz International Jazz Festival, the Shell Music Prize, the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, and other regional musical events.


Students are evaluated with a combination of papers and projects in music production and recording, critical listening, and studio acoustics. In addition, students are required to complete a variety of live and studio productions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Production and Recording Research
  • Music Production and Recording Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • 60 ECTS (1 year programme)
  • The entrance auditions for music studies will be held in week 10. If you are a foreign student outside Scandinavia who cannot meet for live auditions, it is possible to upload 45 minutes of your audition programme in the electronisc application form. It has to be unedited music.
  • If you are a foreign student outside Scandinavia who cannot meet for live auditions for music performance studies, it is possible to upload a video recording with 45 minutes of unedited music. This recording must be uploaded in the electronic application form within the same deadline as the sheet music.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Stavanger

  • 10497 - 15900 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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