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Extension Studies in Music Performance, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #1022 (BCR) Stavanger, Norway
This Extension Studies in Music Performance at University of Stavanger is an overview of the extension study programme in instrumental or vocal performance at undergraduate level. The duration of the programme is 1 year (60 ECTS).
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The student is expected to acquire knowledge, skills and competence that clearly marks an improvement from the Bachelor level. It is intended as a basis for concert performances as a soloist or in an ensemble in a professional setting.

 Completion of the programme gives access to studies on master’s level either at the University of Stavanger, The Department of Music and Dance, or other similar institutions.

Learning environment

The Extension Studies in Music Performance at University of Stavanger is based on a combination of one-to-one tuition and ensemble groups. This will vary in the different subjects chosen. 

The learning environment is varied and will consist of teaching from your main teacher, ensemble (projects), individual rehearsals and cooperation with Bjergsted Culture Park partners. 

There are good possibilities of listening to music and self study both at the Music Library on campus and at the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound next door. The Bjergsted Culture Park has an international atmosphere, with a student body of 25% international students.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Main instrument (compulsory)

  • Chamber music/ Ensemble
  • Accompaniment
  • Early music repertoire
  • Conducting level 
  • Arranging/composing and interpretation

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Accomplished and passed Bachelor degree in music performance (or equivalent education).
  • Admission is based on the following factors: Completed online application form, documentation on previous education and instrumental audition. 
  • 60 ECTS (1 year programme)
  • Prior to the entrance exams (live audition or recording), the applicant must submit a suggested audition program, which is expected to be of considerable difficulty. The 45 minute program must contain samples from styles and genres relevant to the instrument.

Tuition Fee

The University of Stavanger has no tuition fee, but all students are required to pay a registration fee of NOK 750 per semester, with the exception of exchange students.

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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