The PDM is designated to international students or others with a high level in their main instrument. The year is meant for those wanting to dedicate a year to concentrating on a limited portion of the repertoire (e.g. Norwegian music), technical studies, auditioning practice and repertoire, competition preparations or simply to study with a particular teacher after graduating from a university or academy in Norway or abroad.
A high level of performance is required for admittance. Normally, PDM will form a year of specialization and in-depth study with your main instrument after completion of an MA. The programme has four main areas: solo instrument, ensemble, interpretation and concert performance/ production.