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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.

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Facts
Duration

2 years

Number of study places

Ca. 20

ECTS

120

Audition

Video and digital interview

Application deadline

International applicants: 1 January

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.

Julekonsert med Bjergsted jazzensemble desember 2018. Foto: Kornelius Kiil Enoksen
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.

Kuppelhallen i Bjergstedparken. Foto: Marius Vervik
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

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.
Study plan and courses
Already a student? Find the full study programme description and study plan here

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''.

Admission Autumn 2021 - Digital auditions

We are unable to hold physical auditions on campus this year due to covid-19. All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of submitted video material. If you are found qualified on your audition video in round 1, you will in week 20 receive an e-mail with an invitation to round 2. Round 2 consists of a digital interview with the professional committee who evaluated your video.

When can I apply?

SøknadsWeb is open from 1 November-1 January.

  • 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. You have until 1st of July to show a valid test. After the mentioned deadline, you may contact music-dance@uis.no to ask about the possibility to have your English language proficiency evaluated through an 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''.

Admission Autumn 2021 - Digital auditions

We are unable to hold physical auditions on campus this year due to covid-19. All applicants will be evaluated on the basis of submitted video material. If you are found qualified on your audition video in round 1, you will in week 20 receive an e-mail with an invitation to round 2. Round 2 consists of a digital interview with the professional committee who evaluated your video.

When can I apply?

SøknadsWeb is open from 1 November-15 December.

  • 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. You have until 1st of July to show a valid test. After the mentioned deadline, you may contact music-dance@uis.no to ask about the possibility to have your English language proficiency evaluated through an 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 - Digital Interview

If you are found qualified by the committee based on the submitted video material, you will at the beginning of February be invited to round 2, which will take place 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

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Student exchange
  • All countries

    Syddansk Musikkonservatorium og Skuespillerskole

    SDMK - Danish National Academy of Music has campuses in both Odense and Esbjerg, and not all their educations are offered both places.

     

    Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium

    The Royal Danish Academy of Music is the oldest professional institution of musical education in Denmark as well as the largest, with approximately 400 students. It was founded in 1825.

    Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium

    The Royal Academy of Music is a conservatoire and state institution that was established in 1927, located in both Aarhus and Aalborg.

    University of the Arts Helsinki

    The Sibelius Academy is part of the University of the Arts Helsinki and a university-level music school which operates in Helsinki and Kuopio, Finland. The university is among the biggest European music universities with roughly 1,900 enrolled students.

    Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm

    The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), established 1771, is one of the world's oldest music academies, founded by Gustav III.

    Göteborgs universitet

    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.

    Musikhögskolan Ingesund

    The Ingesund Academy of Music is a music academy in Arvika and part of Karlstad University.

    Örebro universitet

    Ôrebro Universitet sin visjon er å være "a university that leads towards a knowledge-driven society".

    'Erasmus' College, Brussels

    Conservatorio di Musica santa Cecilia

    The birth of the institution dates back to 1875 thanks to Giovanni Sgambati and Ettore Pinelli as part of the reorganization of education operated by the Savoy state.

    Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali G. Briccialdi di Terni

    The Higher Institute of Musical Studies "G. Briccialdi" of Terni is located on the three floors of a prestigious Renaissance building in the historic center of the city.

    Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito di Parma

    The history of the conservatory goes back to 19th century when giving singing lessons to orphans.

    Conservatorio di Musica Nino Rota - Monopoli

    The Monopoli Conservatory was founded in 1971 by the will and merit of Italian composer Nino Rota, and in 2004 named after him.

    Music Conservatory "G. B. Pergolesi"

    The conservatory is situated on the Adriatic sea coastline.

    Conservatory of Music Antonio Vivaldi of Allessandria

    Established at the end of the 1800’s, in 1969 the “Vivaldi” Conservatory of Music became one of the first Italian State Conservatories. It is situated in the 18th Century “Cuttica di Cassine” building.

    Istituto Statale Superiore di Studi Musicali e Coreutici "Gaetano Braga" di Teramo

    ISSSMC “G. Braga” in Teramo is a small institution, and of the oldest music institutions in Italy, founded in 1895.

    Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music

    Latvian Conservatory of Music was founded in 1919 by the Latvian composer Jāzeps Vītols, who also became the first director of the Latvian National Opera.

    University of the Arts the Hague

    The Royal Conservatoire the Hague (Koninklijk Conservatorium) at the University of the Arts the Hague was founded by King William I in 1826, making it the oldest conservatoire in the Netherlands.

    Academy of Music, Cracow

    The Academy of Music in Kraków was founded in 1888 by the eminent Polish composer Władysław Żeleński.

    Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

    The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania, was founded by Composer Juozas Naujalis in 1933.

    MUSIKENE - Superior Music Conservatory of Basque Country

    MUSIKENE (Centro superior de música del Pais Vasco) is located in San Sebastián, in the Basque region of Spain.

    Birmingham City University

    Birmingham City University is a university in Birmingham, England. Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843, it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992.

    University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

    Composer Hans Huber, director of the general music school Allgemeine Musikschule founded in 1867, founded in 1905 a conservatory, the first of its kind in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

    Academy of Music Franz Liszt Weimar

    The University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar in Germany was founded in 1872 by Carl Müllerhartung, the student of Franz Liszt.

    Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts

    During the eighteenth century, Mannheim was the home of the "Mannheim School" of classical music composers.

    University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz

    The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz was given its present name in 1970, but goes back to the founding of the Singschule in 1816.

    University Mozarteum Salzburg

    Mozarteum University Salzburg, in German Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, was founded by Mozart’s widow in 1814 and it got its present name in 1908.

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

    I tillegg til dans og musikk tilbyr Academy of Performing Arts også utdanning innen teater og film/TV. Med sine over 1.000 studenter er den Slovakia sin største kunstneriske utdanningsinstitusjon.

    Konsortium/Nettverk (dummystedkode)

  • Denmark

    Syddansk Musikkonservatorium og Skuespillerskole

    SDMK - Danish National Academy of Music has campuses in both Odense and Esbjerg, and not all their educations are offered both places.

     

    Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium

    The Royal Danish Academy of Music is the oldest professional institution of musical education in Denmark as well as the largest, with approximately 400 students. It was founded in 1825.

    Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium

    The Royal Academy of Music is a conservatoire and state institution that was established in 1927, located in both Aarhus and Aalborg.

  • Finland

    University of the Arts Helsinki

    The Sibelius Academy is part of the University of the Arts Helsinki and a university-level music school which operates in Helsinki and Kuopio, Finland. The university is among the biggest European music universities with roughly 1,900 enrolled students.

  • Sweden

    Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm

    The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), established 1771, is one of the world's oldest music academies, founded by Gustav III.

    Göteborgs universitet

    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.

    Musikhögskolan Ingesund

    The Ingesund Academy of Music is a music academy in Arvika and part of Karlstad University.

    Örebro universitet

    Ôrebro Universitet sin visjon er å være "a university that leads towards a knowledge-driven society".

  • Belgium

    'Erasmus' College, Brussels

  • Italy

    Conservatorio di Musica santa Cecilia

    The birth of the institution dates back to 1875 thanks to Giovanni Sgambati and Ettore Pinelli as part of the reorganization of education operated by the Savoy state.

    Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali G. Briccialdi di Terni

    The Higher Institute of Musical Studies "G. Briccialdi" of Terni is located on the three floors of a prestigious Renaissance building in the historic center of the city.

    Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito di Parma

    The history of the conservatory goes back to 19th century when giving singing lessons to orphans.

    Conservatorio di Musica Nino Rota - Monopoli

    The Monopoli Conservatory was founded in 1971 by the will and merit of Italian composer Nino Rota, and in 2004 named after him.

    Music Conservatory "G. B. Pergolesi"

    The conservatory is situated on the Adriatic sea coastline.

    Conservatory of Music Antonio Vivaldi of Allessandria

    Established at the end of the 1800’s, in 1969 the “Vivaldi” Conservatory of Music became one of the first Italian State Conservatories. It is situated in the 18th Century “Cuttica di Cassine” building.

    Istituto Statale Superiore di Studi Musicali e Coreutici "Gaetano Braga" di Teramo

    ISSSMC “G. Braga” in Teramo is a small institution, and of the oldest music institutions in Italy, founded in 1895.

  • Latvia

    Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music

    Latvian Conservatory of Music was founded in 1919 by the Latvian composer Jāzeps Vītols, who also became the first director of the Latvian National Opera.

  • Netherlands

    University of the Arts the Hague

    The Royal Conservatoire the Hague (Koninklijk Conservatorium) at the University of the Arts the Hague was founded by King William I in 1826, making it the oldest conservatoire in the Netherlands.

  • Poland

    Academy of Music, Cracow

    The Academy of Music in Kraków was founded in 1888 by the eminent Polish composer Władysław Żeleński.

  • Lithuania

    Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

    The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania, was founded by Composer Juozas Naujalis in 1933.

  • Spain

    MUSIKENE - Superior Music Conservatory of Basque Country

    MUSIKENE (Centro superior de música del Pais Vasco) is located in San Sebastián, in the Basque region of Spain.

  • United Kingdom

    Birmingham City University

    Birmingham City University is a university in Birmingham, England. Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843, it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992.

  • Switzerland

    University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

    Composer Hans Huber, director of the general music school Allgemeine Musikschule founded in 1867, founded in 1905 a conservatory, the first of its kind in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

  • Germany

    Academy of Music Franz Liszt Weimar

    The University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar in Germany was founded in 1872 by Carl Müllerhartung, the student of Franz Liszt.

    Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts

    During the eighteenth century, Mannheim was the home of the "Mannheim School" of classical music composers.

  • Austria

    University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz

    The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz was given its present name in 1970, but goes back to the founding of the Singschule in 1816.

    University Mozarteum Salzburg

    Mozarteum University Salzburg, in German Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, was founded by Mozart’s widow in 1814 and it got its present name in 1908.

  • Slovakia

    Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

    I tillegg til dans og musikk tilbyr Academy of Performing Arts også utdanning innen teater og film/TV. Med sine over 1.000 studenter er den Slovakia sin største kunstneriske utdanningsinstitusjon.

  • Norway

    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.

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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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