Studies at the Department of Music

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The study programmes at the Department of Music have a practical and practical-theoretical approach to teaching. It is possible to study music performance, musicology, music technology and dance studies at the department.


Master's programmes in English

The Department of Music has three master options where English is the language of instruction.

Dance Studies

Nordic Master of Arts in Dance studies (No-MA-DS) is an opportunity to get the most updated knowledge about the past and present of various dance types such as folk and street, ballet and modern, ballroom and club dance. Choreomundus is a master's programme investigating dance and other movement systems (ritual practices, martial arts, games and physical theatre) as Intangible Cultural Heritage within the broader contexts of Ethnochoreology, the Anthropology of Dance, Dance Studies, and Heritage Studies.

Music Technology

Music, Communication and Technology (MCT) is a master's programme aiming to give you the personal skills and technical tools required to work out solutions to contemporary societal challenges in international and interdisciplinary teams.


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Exchange to the Department of Music

Exchange to Musicology, Music Technology and Dance Studies is part of the general exchange opportunities at NTNU that you find information on at the Office of International Relations. Being an exchange student means that one of NTNU's primary admission requirements — that you must be proficient in Norwegian — does not apply. However, most classes have Norwegian as the language of instruction. The course catalogue has the option to only show courses offered in English.

Some useful information:

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

  • Application deadline is 1 March.
  • 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.
  • Music Performance Studies use EASY for application
  • Nordplus applicants use the Nordplus application form. Contact your local coordinator.
  • Contact our international relations coordinator at music@hf.ntnu.no

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Study programmes in Norwegian

The full programme descriptions for the study programmes with Norwegian as a language requirement are in Norwegian.

Music Performance

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In the Music Performance Studies, half the work the students do is directly tied to their principal instrument. The other half consists of courses that supports performing, understanding of repertoire and contemporary music. The students develop skills on a professional level, a personal, artistic expression and a solid ability to convey music.

Bachelor

Master

  • 2-year master's in music perfomance studies
  • EUJam (2 years)
    The European Jazz Master (EUJam) is a joint postgraduate programme for young, elite jazz performers and composers at five European jazz schools in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Trondheim. At NTNU the programme is a study option within the master's programme in Music Performance Studies.

One year study option

 

Musicology

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Musicology approaches music through music history, musical analysis, music theory, aural training, writing sheet music, choir conducting and an academic approach to music. Approximately a fourth of the study is directly tied to individual principal instrument instruction, as a support to understanding and performing music.

Bachelor

3-year bachelor's in musicology

Master

2-year master's in musicology

One-year study option

1-year study in musicology

Music Technology

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Music technology gives the students the knowledge, skills and tools to use in creating, forming, producing, performing or conveying the music they are passionate about. If existing tools are inadequate, the students learn how to make new digital instruments. The study develops creativity in the intersection between music and technology.

Bachelor

Master