Faculty of Humanities

Welcome to the Department of Music

Activities at the Department of Music

NTNU Department of Music is a unit composed of the former Department of Musicology and the Trondheim Conservatory of Music. The Department offers studies in Musicology, Music Technology, Dance Studies and Music Performance Studies.


The application deadline for degree studies at our music performance studies is December 15 every year. Bachelor applicants to our degree studies in musicology, music technology and dance studies have deadlines depending on whether the applicants high school degree is from a Nordic country or not (see How to apply).

Information regarding application can be found at the Office of International Relations and at their How to apply page (also for information on Norwegian language courses). Questions? See here.

Prospective exchange students (students only staying for a shorter period of time) can find information here. Beeing an exchange student means that one of NTNU's primary admission requirements — that you be proficient in Norwegian — does not apply. However most classes (all classes at the Department of Music) have Norwegian as the language of instruction. The course catalogue has the option to only show courses offered in English. See the article below.

Exchange to NTNU Department of Music

The Department of Music offers studies in Musicology, Dance Studies, Music Technology and Music Performance Studies.

Information regarding exchange to Musicology, Music Technology and Dance Studies can be found at the Office of International Relations.

Some information:

ECTS catalogue
List of teachers: http://www.ntnu.no/music/staff
Information about programmes of study
Other relevant links: Living in Trondheim

Erasmus code: N-TRONDHE01
Number of students: Music Performance Studies 200, Music Technology 70, Musicology 110, Dance Studies 50.
Calendar of academic year: 15. August - 20. December. 2. January - 15. June (approximately)

Students at Music Performance Studies at AEC member institutions can apply for an exchange period at our Music Performance studies. Some specialities for these students:

  • Application deadline is February 15.
  • The application needs a recording and confirmation signature from the home institution.
  • If we don't have an Erasmus agreement we make one if you are accepted.
  • Make application to our electronic application form
  • Nordplus applicants use the Nordplus application form. Speak with your local coordinator.
  • Message to our international relations coordinator to music@hf.ntnu.no

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Contact details:

Postal address:
Department of Music

Telephone: (+47) 73 59 73 00
Fax: (+47) 73 59 73 01
E-mail: musikk@hf.ntnu.no
Web: www.ntnu.edu/music
Opening hours: 9.00-14.00 (Main administration)

Visiting address:
Main administration/ Music Performance Studies/ Music Technology:

Olavskvartalet, level 6, Trondheim city centre
University campus Dragvoll, building 2, level 4.
Dance Studies:
Sport Centre Dragvoll, 3. floor, wing B. Loholt allé 81