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Master in Music Performance

Study a two-year master's program that provides specialization in conducting, classical music or jazz and improvisation at a high international level.

Facts
Duration

2 years

Number of study places

Ca. 20

ECTS

120

Audition

Video

Application deadline

International applicants: 1 January Applicants from Nordic countries: 15 December

How to apply for Master in Music Performance

Information regarding admission procedures, requirements etc.

At the University of Stavanger, you can study music performance with a specialization in either classical, jazz or conducting

Study Music in Stavanger

The program aims to further develop your artistic profile, scientific knowledge, creativity and communication skills.

Bjergsted jazz ensemble at the Christmas concert at Spor 5. Photo: Kornelius Kiil Halvorsen

About the Study Programme

The target group is students who have completed a three- or four-year bachelor's degree in music performance or music / instrumental pedagogy, and want to further develop as performing musicians.

The master's degree program in music performance requires that you have extensive repertoire knowledge as it is aimed at instrumentalists and singers at a high artistic level, who have an interest in and great motivation to do an in-depth study. The program is open for different styles and genres (classical music, jazz, improvisation, contemporary music, etc.), with reservations whether expertise for guidance and teaching in your chosen specialty is available.

Very educational that UiS has such good offers when it comes to the jazz scenes in the city.

Torstein Haakafoss Guttormsen , student at music performance studies - bass guitar

You will be able to obtain an in-depth understanding of music performance with a theoretical foundation as a basis for any further research studies, or take part in a further development of society's music life. Together with practical pedagogical education, you can also work as an instrumental teacher in cultural schools, upper secondary schools, folk high schools, colleges / universities and in the voluntary music life.

The program aims to develop your artistic profile, develop your scientific knowledge, your creativity and communication skills. In addition, it will strengthen your knowledge for your own artistic activity and the ability to work independently.

Bjergsted Culture Park

The Faculty of Performing Arts is part of Bjergsted Culture Park. For students, this means that they become part of a larger music and art environment that provides a good framework and opportunities for development in their music area. There are close ties between the professional art and cultural life in the region, and the faculty's activities.

Photo: Marius Vervik

Specializations

At Bjergsted, we have strong academic environments in each of the specializations. Highly qualified teachers will give you a solid technical-methodological, artistic and theoretical basis for a career as a performing musician in classical, jazz or conducting. You will learn about communication on your main instrument, and develop your skills as a musician and instrumentalist

Career prospects

After graduation the candidate will be qualified for work as a performing musician or conductor and, together with practical/educational education, as an instrumental teacher in schools for music and performing arts, upper secondary schools, folk high schools and university colleges/universities, as well as in the voluntary music sector.

Izabela Lovišková (mezzo-soprano) and Hesam Davari Tochahi (piano) performs Richard Strauss: Zueignung (acquisition). Izabela and Hesam studies Master in Music Performance at the Faculty of Performing Arts.

Learning outcomes

All study programmes at the UiS have a set of defined learning targets. Read more about the learning outcome for this study programme.

After completing the course of study the candidate will have acquired the knowledge, skills and general proficiency that will:

Knowledge

• equip them with advanced knowledge within the subject area and specialist insight into their area of specialisation

• equip them with knowledge of artistic theory and methods

Skills

• enable them to realise and communicate their artistic intentions, achieving clear personal expression

• enable them to independently use relevant methods of artistic development work

• enable them to carry out soloistic and chamber-music concert activities

• enable them to carry out an independent, defined specialist project under academic supervision

General proficiency

• enable them to demonstrate reflection and innovation

• enable them to articulate and discuss musical issues critically and reflectively, both within the academic community and with the general public

Study plan and courses
Find the full study programme descriprion here
  • In-depth Studies Performance Major

  • Music Performance Specialisation

  • Electives

  • Compulsory courses

  • Utøvende spesialisering

  • Elective courses

  • Obligatoriske emner

  • Utøvende spesialisering

  • Valgemner

  • Obligatoriske emner

  • Utøvende spesialisering

  • Valgemner

    • Methodology and Interpretation

      ÅR 1 SEMESTER 1

      Methodology and Interpretation

      Study points: 10

    • History of Performances and Performers, and Performance Practice in the 19th century

      ÅR 1 SEMESTER 1

      History of Performances and Performers, and Performance Practice in the 19th century

      Study points: 10

    • History of Jazz Performers and Styles

      ÅR 1 SEMESTER 1

      History of Jazz Performers and Styles

      Study points: 10

How to apply for admission to Master in Music Performance - International applicants

The following information is only relevant for International applicants who does not have a Norwegian identification number or is not from one of the Nordic countries. If you have a Norwegian identification number or if you are from one of the Nordic countries, you must follow the instructions further down under ''How to apply for admission to Master in Music Performance - Nordic countries''.

Covid-19: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all auditions normally held on campus will be replaced by submitted video material. The deadline for submitting audition video is 1 February. Instructions regarding video requirements can be found below.

  • Apply through SøknadsWeb as International applicant within 1 January.
  • After completing your registration in SøknadsWeb you will receive a receipt to your e-mail where you can find a link to the additional application form.
  • Fill out and complete the additional application form within the deadline.
  • Submit required documents to SøknadsWeb under ''My documents''. All required documents must be submitted within the application deadline.

Application documents:

What to submit to SøknadsWeb?

  • Final transcript of record and final diploma from your higher education - must be certified English translation.
  • Final diploma from your higher secondary school.
  • References/recommendations (not mandatory).
  • Proof of English language proficiency.

What to submit to the additional application form?

  • CV/Resumé.
  • Motivation letter.
  • 180 minutes repertoire list (only applicants applying for specialization; classical).
  • Master project.

Repertoire list (180 minutes)
A repertoire list for the main instrument of 180 min must be shared in the additional application form. The repertoire list must show and document that you have reviewed works with a recording time of at least 180 minutes, including at least 30 minutes of chamber music / ensemble music.

Description of the desired master's project
A description of your master's project must be shared in the additional application form. If you are invited to a digital interview in week 10, the master project will be one of the topics during the conversation. The master's project will normally be completed in the third semester of the master's program and will culminate in a concert lecture of a total of 60 minutes, where the student alternates between practicing and lecturing. The theme for the master's project is in principle completely optional, and can for example be linked to a special repertoire, a composer, an era, a tradition, or other interesting compilations. The description of the master project is not binding.

File format
All documentation uploaded in SøknadsWeb must be PDF-files. We do not accept documents via e-mail. Your documents must be up to date.

Audition video

If you have successfully completed your application, you will receive an e-mail in January with information on where to submit your audition video. For more information, please see below under ''Guidelines audition video''.

General information:

  • You can apply for the following specializations: conducting, classical or jazz.
  • When your application has been reviewed by the admission officer, you will receive an e-mail confirming this.
  • If you are completing your bachelor degree during the spring semester, you must inform music-dance@uis.no.
  • In order to be evaluated by a professional committee you must successfully complete your application within the deadline.
  • You will receive the result of your application within 1 April.
  • If you are offered letter of admission or a place on our waiting list, please remember to reply in SøknadsWeb within the mentioned deadline.

Achieved bachelor degree

In order to be admitted to Master in Music Performance (120 ECTS) a completed Bachelor Degree in Music Performance (minimum 180 ECTS) is required. At least 90 ECTS of the Bachelor programme must consist of music performance subjects.

Language requirement

As a general requirement for admission to Master in Music Performance, all applicants must document proficiency in English on advanced level through an international test, recognized by the University of Stavanger. UiS does not offer any preparatory courses in English. Please see English language requirements for detailed information regarding required score.

In some cases we offer conditional admission letters if the test results are below the required score. In this case, the Faculty of Performing Arts may evaluate your language proficiency through an arranged interview.

Pass the audition

You must be found qualified by the professional committee in order to be considered for admission to our faculty.

Classical

The master's programme has a comprehensive and versatile repertoire requirement for the main instrument. All applicants must fill in an audition programme for 20-30 minutes repertoire, where at least one work must have a high degree of difficulty. The programme must consist of different styles and genres that are relevant to the instrument. The 20-30 minute programme must otherwise be representative and should be in proportion to your new specialization area.

NB! Percussion applicants (classical): Information regarding repertoire and audition video can be found here.

Jazz

It is important that the music contains a touch of improvisation, and that you clearly show your soloist and ensemble qualities within the chosen style. All applicants to music performance studies need to fill in an audition programme for 20-30 minutes repertoire. The demands of repertoire volume and versatility on the master programme are comprehensive. The 20-30 minute programme must otherwise be representative and should be in proportion to your new specialization area. The material must contain interaction. The requirement for interaction can be deviated from if it is not possible to achieve this for practical reasons. In that case, you must explain why it has not been possible.

Conducting

Video specifications and guidelines (length, content, level of ensemble, etc.) for applicants for conducting can be found here.

Video requirements:

All applicants to Master in Music Performance must submit an audition video on their main instrument. We recommend you start planning your audition video as soon as possible.

Requirements for video:

  • The audition video must include the whole audition programme.
  • Length of video: 20-30 minutes.
  • Each work must be delivered in the form of an unedited recording.
  • It is allowed to deliver several different videos, for example, different works / pieces / songs can be recorded separately.
  • Remember to record yourself facing forward in order for us to see you play/sing/conduct.
  • We do not accept audio files.
  • We only accept Youtube-links.
  • The audition video must be up to date. Not older than 1 November, 2020.

Deadline to submit the audition video: 1 February

You will receive a link to your e-mail in the beginning of January where you will receive information on how to share your audition video and audition programme.

NB! Conducting applicants: Video specifications and guidelines (length, content, level of ensemble, etc.) for applicants for conducting can be found here.

NB! Percussion applicants (classical): Information regarding repertoire and audition video can be found here.

If you are applying for more than one specialization (classical, jazz or conducting), you must submit an audition video and audition programme for each application.

Interview

If you are found qualified on your audition video, you may be invited to an interview (via Zoom) with the committee and study administration in week 10. You will be informed approximately one week prior to the interview if this concerns you.

During the interview, you will have the opportunity to explain your goals and motivation for the study, at the same time as you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Eligible applicants for the Master in Music Performance will also have the opportunity to talk about their proposed master's project during the interview. Approximately 10-15 minutes have been set aside for the interview.

Admission letter, Rejection letter or Waiting list letter will be published in SøknadsWeb under ''My applications''. You will receive an e-mail when the results are ready.

Remember to reply

If you are offered letter of admission or waiting list letter you must remember to reply ''Yes'' or ''No'' in SøknadsWeb within the mentioned deadline. Information regarding deadline is shared in the admission letter/waiting list letter.

Opptaksreglement for Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag

Dette reglementet gjelder for opptak til alle studieprogram ved Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag med en utøvende hovedprofil, basert på de faglige standarder som gjelder for utøvende og skapende musikkutdanning i Norge.

Opptaksreglementet gjelder opptak til følgende studier:

  • Årsstudium i utøvende musikk
  • Bachelorprogram i utøvende musikk
  • Videreutdanning i utøvende musikk
  • Masterprogram i utøvende musikk
  • Postgraduate Diploma i utøvende musikk

Vedtatt av IR/IMD 30. september 2008. Revidert og vedtatt av kvalitetsutvalget/ Institutt for musikk og dans 4. september 2012. Sist revidert og vedtatt av kvalitetsutvalget/Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag 23. oktober 2018.

Opptaksreglementet for Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag bygger på FOR-2007-01-31-173: Forskrift om opptak til høyere utdanning, og gjeldende utfyllende regler fastsatt av UiS Forskrift sist oppdatert februar 2018.

Begrepsforklaringer

Hovedinstrument: Søkernes primære utøvende instrument.
Hoveddisiplin: Instrument, vokal/sang, komposisjon.
Opptaksprøver/utøvende prøve: prøvespilling på hoveddisiplin.

1. Opptaksgrunnlag

1.1 Søkere til bachelor i utøvende musikk/årsstudium i utøvende musikk må dokumentere generell studiekompetanse (GSK).

Alternativt kan søkere fra 25 år, uten dokumenterbar generell studiekompetanse, be om å få vurdert sine kvalifikasjoner på grunnlag av realkompetanse. Søkeren må fylle 25 år det året h*n søker opptak til.

1.2 Søkere til Master i utøvende musikk, må dokumentere fullført lavere grads studier i musikk, fortrinnsvis en 3- eller 4-årig Bachelorgrad med instrumentalutøvende emner på minimum 90 studiepoeng.

1.3 Søkere til Videreutdanning i utøvende musikk, må dokumentere fullført lavere grads studier, fortrinnsvis et 3- eller 4-årig Bachelorprogram i utøvende musikk.

1.4 Søkere til Postgraduate Diploma i utøvende musikk, må dokumentere fullført master i utøvende musikk.

1.5 Søknad om godkjenning/ innpassing av annen utdanning skal gjøres etter fakultetets retningslinjer. Informasjon og søknadsskjema finnes på UKs nettsider. Søknadsfrist for innpassing er 1. august det året man starter studiet.

2. Opptak

2.1 Dekan innstiller til opptak etter at opptaksprøver er avholdt. Dekanen regulerer opptak etter: 

- kommisjonens vurdering og rangering
- resultat fra teori- og gehørprøven
- hensynet til instrumental-/vokalbesetninger
- andre ressurshensyn

2.2 Studieadministrasjonen videreformidler svar på søknad til søkerne, vedtatt av dekan. Søkere som mottar tilbud om studieplass og/eller ventelisteplass må registrere svar i SøknadsWeb innen oppgitt frist.

2.3 Saksbehandling av søkere er taushetsbelagt og unntatt offentlighet.

3. Kommisjonsordning

3.1 Kommisjon for de enkelte hoveddisipliner oppnevnes av avdelingsleder og består av minimum to lærere, hvor minst en skal representere den hoveddisiplin søkeren prøves i. De faglige representantene i kommisjonen har uttale- og stemmerett. Studentrepresentanter, oppnevnt av studentrådet ved UK, har rett til å være til stede som observatør under opptaksprøvene, men har ikke uttalerett.

3.2 Kommisjonen har ansvar for:

1) vurdering av kvalifikasjoner og ferdigheter
2) rangering av søkere i henhold til oppnådd poengsum og de rammer som er satt av avdelingsleder/dekan (Jf. punkt 4).

Kommisjonen vurderer søkerne som kvalifisert eller ikke kvalifisert. Kommisjonen rangerer deretter kvalifiserte søkere innenfor hoveddisiplinen eller instrumentgruppen. Resultatene samles av studieadministrasjon og legges frem for avdelingsledere, med endelig vedtak av dekan.

3.3 Ved eventuelle prøver på støtteinstrument skal kommisjonen vurdere søkers prøvespill som kvalifisert eller ikke kvalifisert.

3.4 Formelle feil ved gjennomføringen av opptaksprøvene kan påklages (Jf. punkt 10).

4. Organisering av opptaksprøver til utøvende studier i musikk ved Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag

4.1 Søkere inviteres til opptaksprøver i henhold til oppsatt plan minimum 2 uker før opptaksuken.

4.2 Gradering av prøveresultater gjøres på grunnlag av tre delprøver:

1) utøvende prøve (hovedinstrument)
2) musikkteori/ gehør
3) intervju

Dokumentert bestått prøve i musikkteori og gehør tatt eksternt eller ved annet lærested samme studieår kan bli vurdert som godkjent, dersom dette kan dokumenteres.

4.3 Opptaksprøven gjennomføres med utgangspunkt i definerte repertoarkrav publisert på UKs nettside.

4.4. Dersom det er mange søkere til en hoveddisiplin avvikles prøven over to dager.

4.5 Søkere må ha minimumspoengsum i hver av delprøvene hovedinstrument og musikkteori/gehør for å bli vurdert til opptak.

4.6 Etter fullført prøve skal en oppnevnt kommisjon bestående av administrative representanter gjennomføre samtale/intervju med søkeren. Under samtalen skal søkeren ha anledning til å stille spørsmål om studiet.

4.7 Dersom det ikke kan tilbys studieplass til kvalifiserte/ godkjente søkere, settes vedkommende på venteliste. Søkere som settes på venteliste etter første opptaksrunde vil ikke automatisk ha forrang fremfor godkjente søkere i sekundæropptaket (jf. punkt 5.4).

4.8 Avdelingsledere fremlegger forslag til opptak for dekan ut ifra faglige vurderinger og ressursgrunnlag. Endelig opptak vedtas av dekan.

5. Tilbud om studieplass

5.1 Søkerne informeres per e-post og i SøknadsWeb om tilbud, venteliste eller avslag.

5.2 Hvis en søker ikke bekrefter tilbud om studieplass, vil plassen bli tilbudt til en annen godkjent søker eller sekundærsøker. Tilbudet gjelder ikke nødvendigvis innenfor samme hovedinstrument. Søkere som plasseres på venteliste etter primæropptaket, må konkurrere med sekundærsøkere.

5.3 Studenter med studieplass som har permisjon fra utøvende studier i ett år eller mer, vil normalt bli pålagt å gjennomføre ny hovedinstrumentprøve for å bekrefte nivå.

5.4 Det tas forbehold om oppstart av studieprogram.

6. Utsatt opptaksprøve

6.1 Søkere som på grunn av sykdom eller lignende kan søke om å få utsatt opptaksprøve. Opptaksprøve vil gjennomføres dersom fakultetet har ledige studieplasser.

7. Sekundæropptak

7.1 Søkere som på grunn av sykdom eller lignende ikke kan gjennomføre primære opptaksprøver til fastsatt tid, kan be om å få avlegge prøvespill under sekundære opptaksprøver.

7.2 Det kan arrangeres sekundære opptaksprøver dersom det etter primæropptaket er ledige studieplasser. Ledige studieplasser avhenger av kapasitet på søkers hovedinstrument. Sekundære opptaksprøver arrangeres for søkere som ikke hadde anledning til å møte ved primæropptaket, samt for eventuelle nye søkere (jf. punkt 4).

7.3 Opptak av sekundærsøkere avgjøres av avdelingsleder og dekan i henhold til samme prosedyrer som nevnt under punkt 2.

8. Videoopptak som grunnlag for opptaksvurdering

8.1 Et videoopptak med god lydkvalitet kan legges til grunn for prøve i hovedinstrument i forbindelse med opptak av utvekslingsstudenter- og søkere som har bostedsadresse utenfor Norden.

9. Opptak av utvekslingsstudenter

9.1 Internasjonale studenter som ønsker studieopphold gjennom utvekslingsprogram blir vurdert faglig av fakultetets lærere.

10. Klageadgang

10.1 Klage på formelle feil ved opptak behandles først av fakultetet. Dersom fakultetets opprinnelige vedtak opprettholdes, og søker velger å opprettholde klagen, vil klagen bli videresendt til universitetets klagenemnd. I henhold til Forvaltningslovens §28 og §29 kan vedtak påklages skriftlig innen 3 uker etter dato på mottatt brev. Klagen sendes til Universitetet i Stavanger.

How to apply for admission to Master in Music Performance - Nordic countries

The following information is only relevant for applicants who have a Norwegian identification number or is from one of the Nordic countries. If you do not have a Norwegian identification number or if you are not from one of the Nordic countries, you must follow the instructions under ''How to apply for admission to Master in Music Performance - International applicants''.

Covid-19: Due to restrictions in connection with the corona pandemic, all applicants to performing music studies must submit a self-produce audition video as round 1. Round 2 is carried out on the Bjergsted campus in week 10 for applicants that have been found qualified based on submitted video. If covid-19 prevents us from having physical auditions in week 10, we will replace the physical auditions with digital Zoom interviews.

  • Apply through SøknadsWeb within 15 December.
  • After completing your registration in SøknadsWeb you will receive a receipt to your e-mail where you can find a link to the additional application form.
  • Fill out and complete the additional application form within the deadline.
  • Submit required documents to SøknadsWeb under ''My documents''. All required documents must be submitted within the application deadline.

Application documents:

What to submit to SøknadsWeb?

  • Final transcript of record and final diploma from your higher education - must be certified English translation.
  • Final diploma from your higher secondary school.
  • References/recommendations (not mandatory).
  • Proof of English language proficiency.

What to submit to the additional application form?

  • CV/Resumé.
  • Motivation letter.
  • 180 minutes repertoire list (only applicants applying for specialization; classical).
  • Master project.

Repertoire list (180 minutes)
A repertoire list for the main instrument of 180 min must be shared in the additional application form. The repertoire list must show and document that you have reviewed works with a recording time of at least 180 minutes, including at least 30 minutes of chamber music / ensemble music.

Description of the desired master's project
A description of your master's project must be shared in the additional application form. If you are invited to an interview in week 10, the master project will be one of the topics during the conversation. The master's project will normally be completed in the third semester of the master's program and will culminate in a concert lecture of a total of 60 minutes, where the student alternates between practicing and lecturing. The theme for the master's project is in principle completely optional, and can for example be linked to a special repertoire, a composer, an era, a tradition, or other interesting compilations. The description of the master project is not binding.

File format
All documentation uploaded in SøknadsWeb must be PDF-files. We do not accept documents via e-mail. Your documents must be up to date.

Audition video

If you have successfully completed your application, you will receive an e-mail in January with information on where to submit your audition video. For more information, please see below under ''Guidelines audition video''.

General information:

  • You can apply for the following specializations: conducting, classical or jazz.
  • When your application has been reviewed by the admission officer, you will receive an e-mail confirming this.
  • If you are completing your bachelor degree during the spring semester, you must inform music-dance@uis.no.
  • In order to be evaluated by a professional committee you must successfully complete your application within the deadline.
  • You will receive the result of your application within 1 April.
  • If you are offered letter of admission or a place on our waiting list, please remember to reply in SøknadsWeb within the mentioned deadline.

Achieved bachelor degree

In order to be admitted to Master in Music Performance (120 ECTS) a completed Bachelor Degree in Music Performance (minimum 180 ECTS) is required. At least 90 ECTS of the Bachelor programme must consist of music performance subjects.

Language requirement

As a general requirement for admission to Master in Music Performance, all applicants must document proficiency in English on advanced level through an international test, recognized by the University of Stavanger. UiS does not offer any preparatory courses in English. Please see English language requirements for detailed information regarding required score.

In some cases we offer conditional admission letters if the test results are below the required score. In this case, the Faculty of Performing Arts may evaluate your language proficiency through an arranged interview.

Pass the audition

You must be found qualified by the professional committee in order to be considered for admission to our faculty.

Classical

The master's programme has a comprehensive and versatile repertoire requirement for the main instrument. All applicants must fill in an audition programme for 20-30 minutes repertoire, where at least one work must have a high degree of difficulty. The programme must consist of different styles and genres that are relevant to the instrument. The 20-30 minute programme must otherwise be representative and should be in proportion to your new specialization area.

NB! Percussion applicants (classical): Information regarding repertoire and audition video can be found here.

Jazz

It is important that the music contains a touch of improvisation, and that you clearly show your soloist and ensemble qualities within the chosen style. All applicants to music performance studies need to fill in an audition programme for 20-30 minutes repertoire. The demands of repertoire volume and versatility on the master programme are comprehensive. The 20-30 minute programme must otherwise be representative and should be in proportion to your new specialization area. The material must contain interaction. The requirement for interaction can be deviated from if it is not possible to achieve this for practical reasons. In that case, you must explain why it has not been possible.

Conducting

Video specifications and guidelines (length, content, level of ensemble, etc.) for applicants for conducting can be found here.

Round 1 - Audition video:

All applicants to Master in Music Performance must submit an audition video on their main instrument. We recommend you start planning your audition video as soon as possible.

Requirements for video:

  • The audition video must include the whole audition programme.
  • Length of video: 20-30 minutes.
  • Each work must be delivered in the form of an unedited recording.
  • It is allowed to deliver several different videos, for example, different works / pieces / songs can be recorded separately.
  • Remember to record yourself facing forward in order for us to see you play/sing/conduct.
  • We do not accept audio files.
  • We only accept Youtube-links.
  • The audition video must be up to date. Not older than 1 November, 2020.

Deadline to submit the audition video: 1 February

You will receive a link to your e-mail in the beginning of January where you will receive information on how to share your audition video and audition programme.

NB! Conducting applicants: Video specifications and guidelines (length, content, level of ensemble, etc.) for applicants for conducting can be found here.

NB! Percussion applicants (classical): Information regarding repertoire and audition video can be found here.

If you are applying for more than one specialization (classical, jazz or conducting), you must submit an audition video and audition programme for each application.

Round 2 - Audition in week 10

If infection control allows it and it is possible for you to attend physical auditions in week 10, you will be invited to audition if you are found qualified from round 1 (video audition) by the committee.

Round 2 - Digital Interview

If the corona virus prevents us from having physical auditions and you are found qualified on your audition video, you may be invited to an interview (via Zoom) with the committee and study administration in week 10. You will be informed approximately one week prior to the interview if this concerns you.

During the interview, you will have the opportunity to explain your goals and motivation for the study, at the same time as you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Eligible applicants for the Master in Music Performance will also have the opportunity to talk about their proposed master's project during the interview. Approximately 10-15 minutes have been set aside for the interview.

Admission letter, Rejection letter or Waiting list letter will be published in SøknadsWeb under ''My applications''. You will receive an e-mail when the results are ready.

Remember to reply

If you are offered letter of admission or waiting list letter you must remember to reply ''Yes'' or ''No'' in SøknadsWeb within the mentioned deadline. Information regarding deadline is shared in the admission letter/waiting list letter.

If you have studied courses at a different educational institution, and wish to apply for this to be approved and recognised as part of your studies at UiS, you must do the following:

  1. Apply for our Master in Music Performance at the Faculty of Performing Arts in SøknadsWeb.
  2. Fill out the additional application form. Here you inform which courses you have completed and want to have recognised at UiS.
  3. If you are offered letter of admission and accept the offer, you can apply for recognition of courses in Digital Studentekspedisjon (DS). You will have access to DS in the beginning of August after you have completed the registration in StudentWeb.

The deadline to apply for recognition of courses: 1. September
The earlier you apply, the sooner your study plan will be ready.

Opptaksreglement for Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag

Dette reglementet gjelder for opptak til alle studieprogram ved Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag med en utøvende hovedprofil, basert på de faglige standarder som gjelder for utøvende og skapende musikkutdanning i Norge.

Opptaksreglementet gjelder opptak til følgende studier:

  • Årsstudium i utøvende musikk
  • Bachelorprogram i utøvende musikk
  • Videreutdanning i utøvende musikk
  • Masterprogram i utøvende musikk
  • Postgraduate Diploma i utøvende musikk

Vedtatt av IR/IMD 30. september 2008. Revidert og vedtatt av kvalitetsutvalget/ Institutt for musikk og dans 4. september 2012. Sist revidert og vedtatt av kvalitetsutvalget/Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag 23. oktober 2018.

Opptaksreglementet for Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag bygger på FOR-2007-01-31-173: Forskrift om opptak til høyere utdanning, og gjeldende utfyllende regler fastsatt av UiS Forskrift sist oppdatert februar 2018.

Begrepsforklaringer

Hovedinstrument: Søkernes primære utøvende instrument.
Hoveddisiplin: Instrument, vokal/sang, komposisjon.
Opptaksprøver/utøvende prøve: prøvespilling på hoveddisiplin.

1. Opptaksgrunnlag

1.1 Søkere til bachelor i utøvende musikk/årsstudium i utøvende musikk må dokumentere generell studiekompetanse (GSK).

Alternativt kan søkere fra 25 år, uten dokumenterbar generell studiekompetanse, be om å få vurdert sine kvalifikasjoner på grunnlag av realkompetanse. Søkeren må fylle 25 år det året h*n søker opptak til.

1.2 Søkere til Master i utøvende musikk, må dokumentere fullført lavere grads studier i musikk, fortrinnsvis en 3- eller 4-årig Bachelorgrad med instrumentalutøvende emner på minimum 90 studiepoeng.

1.3 Søkere til Videreutdanning i utøvende musikk, må dokumentere fullført lavere grads studier, fortrinnsvis et 3- eller 4-årig Bachelorprogram i utøvende musikk.

1.4 Søkere til Postgraduate Diploma i utøvende musikk, må dokumentere fullført master i utøvende musikk.

1.5 Søknad om godkjenning/ innpassing av annen utdanning skal gjøres etter fakultetets retningslinjer. Informasjon og søknadsskjema finnes på UKs nettsider. Søknadsfrist for innpassing er 1. august det året man starter studiet.

2. Opptak

2.1 Dekan innstiller til opptak etter at opptaksprøver er avholdt. Dekanen regulerer opptak etter: 

- kommisjonens vurdering og rangering
- resultat fra teori- og gehørprøven
- hensynet til instrumental-/vokalbesetninger
- andre ressurshensyn

2.2 Studieadministrasjonen videreformidler svar på søknad til søkerne, vedtatt av dekan. Søkere som mottar tilbud om studieplass og/eller ventelisteplass må registrere svar i SøknadsWeb innen oppgitt frist.

2.3 Saksbehandling av søkere er taushetsbelagt og unntatt offentlighet.

3. Kommisjonsordning

3.1 Kommisjon for de enkelte hoveddisipliner oppnevnes av avdelingsleder og består av minimum to lærere, hvor minst en skal representere den hoveddisiplin søkeren prøves i. De faglige representantene i kommisjonen har uttale- og stemmerett. Studentrepresentanter, oppnevnt av studentrådet ved UK, har rett til å være til stede som observatør under opptaksprøvene, men har ikke uttalerett.

3.2 Kommisjonen har ansvar for:

1) vurdering av kvalifikasjoner og ferdigheter
2) rangering av søkere i henhold til oppnådd poengsum og de rammer som er satt av avdelingsleder/dekan (Jf. punkt 4).

Kommisjonen vurderer søkerne som kvalifisert eller ikke kvalifisert. Kommisjonen rangerer deretter kvalifiserte søkere innenfor hoveddisiplinen eller instrumentgruppen. Resultatene samles av studieadministrasjon og legges frem for avdelingsledere, med endelig vedtak av dekan.

3.3 Ved eventuelle prøver på støtteinstrument skal kommisjonen vurdere søkers prøvespill som kvalifisert eller ikke kvalifisert.

3.4 Formelle feil ved gjennomføringen av opptaksprøvene kan påklages (Jf. punkt 10).

4. Organisering av opptaksprøver til utøvende studier i musikk ved Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag

4.1 Søkere inviteres til opptaksprøver i henhold til oppsatt plan minimum 2 uker før opptaksuken.

4.2 Gradering av prøveresultater gjøres på grunnlag av tre delprøver:

1) utøvende prøve (hovedinstrument)
2) musikkteori/ gehør
3) intervju

Dokumentert bestått prøve i musikkteori og gehør tatt eksternt eller ved annet lærested samme studieår kan bli vurdert som godkjent, dersom dette kan dokumenteres.

4.3 Opptaksprøven gjennomføres med utgangspunkt i definerte repertoarkrav publisert på UKs nettside.

4.4. Dersom det er mange søkere til en hoveddisiplin avvikles prøven over to dager.

4.5 Søkere må ha minimumspoengsum i hver av delprøvene hovedinstrument og musikkteori/gehør for å bli vurdert til opptak.

4.6 Etter fullført prøve skal en oppnevnt kommisjon bestående av administrative representanter gjennomføre samtale/intervju med søkeren. Under samtalen skal søkeren ha anledning til å stille spørsmål om studiet.

4.7 Dersom det ikke kan tilbys studieplass til kvalifiserte/ godkjente søkere, settes vedkommende på venteliste. Søkere som settes på venteliste etter første opptaksrunde vil ikke automatisk ha forrang fremfor godkjente søkere i sekundæropptaket (jf. punkt 5.4).

4.8 Avdelingsledere fremlegger forslag til opptak for dekan ut ifra faglige vurderinger og ressursgrunnlag. Endelig opptak vedtas av dekan.

5. Tilbud om studieplass

5.1 Søkerne informeres per e-post og i SøknadsWeb om tilbud, venteliste eller avslag.

5.2 Hvis en søker ikke bekrefter tilbud om studieplass, vil plassen bli tilbudt til en annen godkjent søker eller sekundærsøker. Tilbudet gjelder ikke nødvendigvis innenfor samme hovedinstrument. Søkere som plasseres på venteliste etter primæropptaket, må konkurrere med sekundærsøkere.

5.3 Studenter med studieplass som har permisjon fra utøvende studier i ett år eller mer, vil normalt bli pålagt å gjennomføre ny hovedinstrumentprøve for å bekrefte nivå.

5.4 Det tas forbehold om oppstart av studieprogram.

6. Utsatt opptaksprøve

6.1 Søkere som på grunn av sykdom eller lignende kan søke om å få utsatt opptaksprøve. Opptaksprøve vil gjennomføres dersom fakultetet har ledige studieplasser.

7. Sekundæropptak

7.1 Søkere som på grunn av sykdom eller lignende ikke kan gjennomføre primære opptaksprøver til fastsatt tid, kan be om å få avlegge prøvespill under sekundære opptaksprøver.

7.2 Det kan arrangeres sekundære opptaksprøver dersom det etter primæropptaket er ledige studieplasser. Ledige studieplasser avhenger av kapasitet på søkers hovedinstrument. Sekundære opptaksprøver arrangeres for søkere som ikke hadde anledning til å møte ved primæropptaket, samt for eventuelle nye søkere (jf. punkt 4).

7.3 Opptak av sekundærsøkere avgjøres av avdelingsleder og dekan i henhold til samme prosedyrer som nevnt under punkt 2.

8. Videoopptak som grunnlag for opptaksvurdering

8.1 Et videoopptak med god lydkvalitet kan legges til grunn for prøve i hovedinstrument i forbindelse med opptak av utvekslingsstudenter- og søkere som har bostedsadresse utenfor Norden.

9. Opptak av utvekslingsstudenter

9.1 Internasjonale studenter som ønsker studieopphold gjennom utvekslingsprogram blir vurdert faglig av fakultetets lærere.

10. Klageadgang

10.1 Klage på formelle feil ved opptak behandles først av fakultetet. Dersom fakultetets opprinnelige vedtak opprettholdes, og søker velger å opprettholde klagen, vil klagen bli videresendt til universitetets klagenemnd. I henhold til Forvaltningslovens §28 og §29 kan vedtak påklages skriftlig innen 3 uker etter dato på mottatt brev. Klagen sendes til Universitetet i Stavanger.

Student exchange

By going on exchange to one of our partner institutions abroad as part of your studies, you will have an opportunity to get a unique education. In addition to improving your career opportunities, you grow as a person and gain the ability to greater reflect on the topics you study as part of your degree. All about exchange

Exchanges

Students can apply for an exchange place at one of Performing Arts’ many partner institutions, with a view to a partial programme of study abroad. The partial programme of study is used as an integral part of the educational plan, and replaces the courses the student would have taken at home whilst they are on the exchange. It is recommended that students go on an exchange in the 3rd semester, primarily because it is then easy to implement a project assignment at a partner institution. Other offers may be provided on request and after academic approval. Prior academic approval must be given by the academic supervisor of the student in question and the main-instrument teacher. The faculty has its own international coordinator, who gives applicants guidance regarding exchanges and deals with approval issues. The faculty also uses a dedicated professional for each study-programme agreement to quality-assure the approval process, and for adherence to the agreement.

Internationalisation at home

Students who do not take advantage of international exchange offers will still acquire international skills, as the Master's programme has a very high international profile and many foreign students. The learning environment is characterised by an international body of students and a number of international guest teachers in connection with projects and teacher exchanges. The faculty consciously strives for a high international level, to reflect the realities of the profession faced by candidates when they have finished their course of study.

In the Nordic countries, Performing Arts makes specific use of the NORDPLUS framework programme for music and dance networks for student exchanges through the networks SIBELIUS (classical music), NORDPULS (improvisational music) and EMD (dance). In the Nordic countries and the rest of Europe students can travel to our bilateral partners in the ERASMUS programme. In the rest of the world students can take advantage of the active bilateral exchange agreements at the University of Stavanger in place at any given time.

A list of current partner institutions and information on application and approval are available on the Performing Arts website.

Student exchange
  • All countries

    The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

    The Royal Danish Academy of Music

    The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus

    University of the Arts Helsinki

    Royal University College of Music

    University of Gothenburg

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    Ingesund University College of Music

    Örebro University

    Conservatorio di Musica santa Cecilia

    Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali G. Briccialdi di Terni

    Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito di Parma

    Conservatorio di Musica Nino Rota - Monopoli

    Music Conservatory "G. B. Pergolesi"

    Conservatory of Music Antonio Vivaldi of Allessandria

    Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music

    University of the Arts the Hague

    Academy of Music, Cracow

    Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

    MUSIKENE - Superior Music Conservatory of Basque Country

    Birmingham City University

    University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

    Academy of Music Franz Liszt Weimar

    University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz

    University Mozarteum Salzburg

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

    Konsortium/Nettverk (dummystedkode)

  • Denmark

    The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

    The Royal Danish Academy of Music

    The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus

  • Finland

    University of the Arts Helsinki

  • Sweden

    Royal University College of Music

    University of Gothenburg

    Göteborg er Sveriges nest største by. Her blir man aldri mett på inntrykk med supre shoppingmuligheter, koselige kafeer, flotte museer og ikke minst en skjærgård med mange flotte steder, severdigheter og øyer å besøke.

    Ingesund University College of Music

    Örebro University

  • Italy

    Conservatorio di Musica santa Cecilia

    Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali G. Briccialdi di Terni

    Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito di Parma

    Conservatorio di Musica Nino Rota - Monopoli

    Music Conservatory "G. B. Pergolesi"

    Conservatory of Music Antonio Vivaldi of Allessandria

  • Latvia

    Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music

  • Netherlands

    University of the Arts the Hague

  • Poland

    Academy of Music, Cracow

  • Lithuania

    Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

  • Spain

    MUSIKENE - Superior Music Conservatory of Basque Country

  • United Kingdom

    Birmingham City University

  • Switzerland

    University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

  • Germany

    Academy of Music Franz Liszt Weimar

  • Austria

    University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz

    University Mozarteum Salzburg

  • Slovakia

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

  • Undefined

    Konsortium/Nettverk (dummystedkode)

Questions and Answers

Do I have access to rehearsal rooms during the weekend? When will I have access to my schedule? Below you will find answers to these questions.

Where does the teaching take place?

As a student at the Faculty of Performing Arts, you will have all your teaching on campus Bjergsted. On campus, we have concert halls and ensemble rooms, in addition to good capacity for rehearsal rooms that you as a student can use both on weekdays and on weekends. In addition, during project weeks you will participate in various performances and events associated with other cultural institutions and stages in the Stavanger region.

Where can I find Campus Bjergsted and the Faculty of Performing Arts?

The Faculty of Performing Arts has its own campus (Campus Bjergsted) which is located in a park (Bjergstedparken) close to Stavanger city center. Campus Bjergsted is located very close to Old Stavanger and has Stavanger Concert Hall as its nearest neighbor. Check out UiS's interactive map for information about the location.

When do I learn who is going to be my teachers during my studies?

In the beginning of August when your study right has been activated and you have completed the registration in StudentWeb, you will gain access to Canvas where you will find information about the tuition, teachers and schedule.

When will I have access to my schedule?

The schedule will be ready in the beginning of the semester in August. You will gain access to this as soon as you have finished the registration in StudentWeb. One-to-one lessons on the main instrument will be arranged between student and main instrument teacher. The schedule for project weeks will be available no later than three weeks before the project takes place.

I play in a band and sometimes have to be away from tuition. Is it possible?

All tuition at the faculty is compulsory, with 80 percent attendance requirements. Absence can be applied for for up to 8 days during a study year. Each application must be professionally substantiated and submitted within two weeks before the absence takes place. For more information, please see Attendance Rules and Requirements for Students.

Contact

If you have questions concerning admssion procedures, audition or the study programme, please contact: music-dance@uis.no

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Study Programmes

A natural choice after completing the Master in Music Performance programme is Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance. This programme will further develop your artistic and instrumental technical skills. In addition, we have a one year programme called Music Production and Recording. Students studying this programme will possess knowledge of artistic practice, concept development and project management in relation to music production and recording.

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