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Music Production and Recording

The program emphasizes the recording of acoustic music, with a focus on jazz and classical, and provides practical opportunities for advanced students to improve their audio education and experience.

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Facts
Duration

1 year

Number of study places

12

ECTS

60

Language of instruction

English

Application deadline

International applicants: 1 January Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 March

How to apply fpr Music Production and Recording

Information regarding admission procedures, requirements etc.

Foto fra Stavanger Symfoniorkester i Fartein Valen, Stavanger konserthus. Foto: Emile Ashley
Students have oppotunities to work closely with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in the world class Stavanger Concert Hall.
Photo: Emile Ashley

Study Music Production and Recording in Stavanger

A study programme for applicants who have a special interest in music production, recording and audio technology.

Studenter sammen med Mark Drews på Musikkproduksjon og opptaksteknikk. Foto: Alberto Echevarria
The programme has recently upgraded their facilities with an Audient ASP8024HE mixing console and two DAD AX-32 with 48 channels with A/D/A conversion. The programme is lead by professor Mark Drews.

About the study programme

The program is a unique education for people with special interests in music production, recording and audio technology. Throughout the study you have a variety of practical opportunities. You will learn about different techniques for recording music at concerts and in the studio. The practical arenas are diverse and the faculty has established good collaborations with partners such as Stavanger Concert Hall, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Jazz Forum and others.

As a student, you get a lot of practical experience of recording concerts. We collaborate with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Concert Hall and artists related to the Stavanger Jazz Forum at Spor 5.

Mark Drews , professor for Music Production and Recording programme.

Who is the programme for?

The program is especially aimed at maturing audio engineer and musicians with different bachgrounds and experiences. The programme utilizes is divided between individual mentoring, group work and practical exercises.

During the study you will gain experience with best practices with different music genres music productions styles.

International profile

Internasjonale studenter på Musikkproduksjon og opptaksteknikk høsten 2020. Foto: Mark Drews
The Music Production and Recording class year 2020 consisted of students from Japan, Iran, Russia, China, Brazil and Norway. Photo: Mark Drews.

The program has an international profile and is limited to 12 qualified students. All instruction is given in English, and therefore a high level in English proficiency is required. International students, including exchange students, are welcome to apply. The programme can serve as an alternative to a traditional studio internship.

Upgraded technical equipment

The programme has recently upgraded their facilities with an Audient ASP8024HE mixing console and two DAD AX-32 with 48 channels with A/D/A conversion.

Photo: Mari Hult

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.

Career prospects

This study will allow you to work professionally with music production and recording.

Programme's goal

The program develops and enhances a students competency to produce and record music performance in both concert and studio environments.

Study plan and courses
Already a student? Find the full study programme description and study plan here
  • Obligatoriske emner

    • Music Production and Recording Research I

      Year 1, semester 1

      Music Production and Recording Research I

      Study points: 15

    • Music Production and Recording Practice I

      Year 1, semester 1

      Music Production and Recording Practice I

      Study points: 15

    • Music Production and Recording Research II

      Year 1, semester 2

      Music Production and Recording Research II

      Study points: 15

    • Music Production and Recording Practice II

      Year 1, semester 2

      Music Production and Recording Practice II

      Study points: 15

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

    Brno University of Technology

  • Czechia

    Brno University of Technology

Admission procedures

How to apply for admission to Music Production and Recording - 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 Music Production and Recording - Nordic countries''.

  • 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.
  • Examples of your own music productions/recordings.
  • Motivation letter.

Own music production/recordings

Applicants applying for Music Production and Recording programme are asked to document their music and sound experience when submitting their own work, preferably of more recent date.

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.

General information:

  • 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 Music Production and Recording programme (60 ECTS) a completed Bachelor Degree in Music Performance, Sound Technology, Multimedia or similar fields (minimum 180 ECTS) is required.

Applicants must also document their music and sound experience, preferably of more recent date.

Language requirement

As a general requirement for admission to Music Production and Recording programme, 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.

Work experience

Applicants with practical education and a lot of experience from the field, which can be equated with a completed bachelor's program, can be admitted to the program after individual assessment. Applicants must document a minimum of 2 years of higher education as well as related experience in the field, including performing music skills.

NB! The Music Production and Recording programme is carried out as an on-campus study. This means that attendance at the faculty is required during tuition weeks and project weeks.

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 studieprogrammet Musikkproduksjon og opptaksteknikk ved Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag, UiS.

Vedtatt av kvalitetsutvalget/Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag 7. desember 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.

Opptaksreglementet gjelder opptak til følgende studie: Musikkproduksjon og opptaksteknikk

1. Opptaksgrunnlag

1.1 Søkere til Musikkproduksjon og opptaksteknikk, må dokumentere fullført lavere grads studier, fortrinnsvis et 3- eller 4-årig bachelorprogram i musikk, lyd- eller medieproduksjon eller annet relevant fagfelt.

1.2 Søkere med minimum 2 års relevant høyere utdanning med mye erfaring fra fagfeltet kan søke om opptak. Dersom erfaring i kombinasjon med utdanning kan sidestilles med et fullført bachelorprogram, kan man få opptak til studiet etter individuell evaluering. Søkere må dokumentere tidligere utdanning og relevant erfaring med fagfeltet, inkludert utøvende musikkferdigheter.

1.3 Søkerne må dokumentere musikk- og lyderfaring ved innsending av egne arbeid.

1.4. All undervisning vil foregå på engelsk, og det er derfor krav om gode engelskkunnskaper, jf. UiS språkkrav.

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 Fagansvarlig fremmer forslag til opptak for avdelingsleder, som deretter anbefaler opptak for dekan basert på en helhetsvurdering av antall studieplasser og budsjettkonsekvenser. Dekan vedtar deretter forslag til opptak.

2.2 Supplerende opptak kan gjøres av avdelingsleder, med endelig beslutning av dekan.

2.3 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.

2.4 Saksbehandling av søkere er taushetsbelagt og unntatt offentlighet.

3. Kommisjonsordning

3.1 Fagansvarlig er kommisjon for opptak til Musikkproduksjon og opptaksteknikk.

3.2 Kommisjonen har ansvar for:

1) vurdering av kvalifikasjoner og ferdigheter

2) rangering av søkere

Kommisjonen vurderer søkerne som kvalifisert eller ikke kvalifisert. Resultatene samles av studieadministrasjon og legges frem for avdelingsledere, med endelig vedtak av dekan.

3.3 Formelle feil ved gjennomføringen av opptaket kan påklages (Jf. punkt 6).

4. Tilbud om studieplass

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

4.2 Hvis en søker ikke bekrefter tilbud om studieplass innen oppgitt frist, vil plassen bli tilbudt til en annen godkjent søker.

4.3 Det tas forbehold om oppstart av studieprogram.

5. Opptak av utvekslingsstudenter

5.1 Internasjonale studenter som ønsker studieopphold gjennom utvekslingsprogram blir vurdert faglig av fagansvarlig. Egne arbeid med god lydkvalitet kan legges til grunn for opptak av utvekslingsstudenter.

6. Klageadgang

6.1 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.

Admission procedures

How to apply for admission to Music Production and Recording - 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 Music Production and Recording - International applicants''.

  • Apply through SøknadsWeb within 1 March.
  • 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.
  • Examples of your own music productions/recordings.
  • Motivation letter.

Own music production/recordings

Applicants applying for Music Production and Recording programme are asked to document their music and sound experience when submitting their own work, preferably of more recent date.

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.

General information:

  • 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 Music Production and Recording programme (60 ECTS) a completed Bachelor Degree in Music Performance, Sound Technology, Multimedia or similar fields (minimum 180 ECTS) is required.

Applicants must also document their music and sound experience, preferably of more recent date.

Language requirement

As a general requirement for admission to Music Production and Recording programme, 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.

Work experience

Applicants with practical education and a lot of experience from the field, which can be equated with a completed bachelor's program, can be admitted to the program after individual assessment. Applicants must document a minimum of 2 years of higher education as well as related experience in the field, including performing music skills.

NB! The Music Production and Recording programme is carried out as an on-campus study. This means that attendance at the faculty is required during tuition weeks and project weeks.

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 studieprogrammet Musikkproduksjon og opptaksteknikk ved Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag, UiS.

Vedtatt av kvalitetsutvalget/Fakultet for utøvende kunstfag 7. desember 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.

Opptaksreglementet gjelder opptak til følgende studie: Musikkproduksjon og opptaksteknikk

1. Opptaksgrunnlag

1.1 Søkere til Musikkproduksjon og opptaksteknikk, må dokumentere fullført lavere grads studier, fortrinnsvis et 3- eller 4-årig bachelorprogram i musikk, lyd- eller medieproduksjon eller annet relevant fagfelt.

1.2 Søkere med minimum 2 års relevant høyere utdanning med mye erfaring fra fagfeltet kan søke om opptak. Dersom erfaring i kombinasjon med utdanning kan sidestilles med et fullført bachelorprogram, kan man få opptak til studiet etter individuell evaluering. Søkere må dokumentere tidligere utdanning og relevant erfaring med fagfeltet, inkludert utøvende musikkferdigheter.

1.3 Søkerne må dokumentere musikk- og lyderfaring ved innsending av egne arbeid.

1.4. All undervisning vil foregå på engelsk, og det er derfor krav om gode engelskkunnskaper, jf. UiS språkkrav.

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 Fagansvarlig fremmer forslag til opptak for avdelingsleder, som deretter anbefaler opptak for dekan basert på en helhetsvurdering av antall studieplasser og budsjettkonsekvenser. Dekan vedtar deretter forslag til opptak.

2.2 Supplerende opptak kan gjøres av avdelingsleder, med endelig beslutning av dekan.

2.3 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.

2.4 Saksbehandling av søkere er taushetsbelagt og unntatt offentlighet.

3. Kommisjonsordning

3.1 Fagansvarlig er kommisjon for opptak til Musikkproduksjon og opptaksteknikk.

3.2 Kommisjonen har ansvar for:

1) vurdering av kvalifikasjoner og ferdigheter

2) rangering av søkere

Kommisjonen vurderer søkerne som kvalifisert eller ikke kvalifisert. Resultatene samles av studieadministrasjon og legges frem for avdelingsledere, med endelig vedtak av dekan.

3.3 Formelle feil ved gjennomføringen av opptaket kan påklages (Jf. punkt 6).

4. Tilbud om studieplass

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

4.2 Hvis en søker ikke bekrefter tilbud om studieplass innen oppgitt frist, vil plassen bli tilbudt til en annen godkjent søker.

4.3 Det tas forbehold om oppstart av studieprogram.

5. Opptak av utvekslingsstudenter

5.1 Internasjonale studenter som ønsker studieopphold gjennom utvekslingsprogram blir vurdert faglig av fagansvarlig. Egne arbeid med god lydkvalitet kan legges til grunn for opptak av utvekslingsstudenter.

6. Klageadgang

6.1 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.

Questions and Answers

Can I combine my studies with work or band activities? When do I get 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 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. The schedule for project weeks will be available no later than three weeks before the project takes place.

Is it possible to study MPO part-time? 

Music Production and Recoring is a full-time study.

Can I combine my studies with work or band activities?

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

If you have questions related to the study, contact Mark Drews, associate professor for Music Production and Recording programme.

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Study Programmes

Music Production and Recording can be a foundation for further studies in performing music. We can offer Extension Studies in Music Performance, Master's and Postgraduate Diplomas in Music Performance.

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