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MA Music Drama

This master's programme is aimed at those who have a few years of professional experience from the fields of opera or musical, and who wish to enhance their knowledge and proficiency as a performing artist. You apply for the programme with a project which runs through the whole programme. You have time and the opportunity to develop as an artist and to deepen your specific form of expression.You study alongside students from the master programmes in acting and Contemporary Performative Arts in several courses. The programme prepares students for postgraduate studies.
This programme is taught in English.


Foto: Johan WingborgStudents from the master programme in Music Drama 2016–2018: From the left: Hilkka Ylinärä, Kim Beemsterboer and Kim Bergkvist. Not in photo: Rasmus Karlsson. Photo: Johan Wingborg

The focus will also be on improving your musical interpretation with the help of experienced coaches and directors. Tuition will be adapted to your individual needs in order to refine your unique qualities as an artist.

Seminars at advanced level and in-depth plunges into the literature of music drama are intended to increase the student's knowledge bank. In the seminars, the opportunity will also be provided of reflecting about and evaluating one's own artistry in relation to the contemporary cultural environment. The student will be given tools for developing her/his independence as an artist by means of a critical and creative approach relating to her/his craftsmanship and professional role.

As an applicant to the Master's Programme, you will have formulated your ideas in a project plan concerning a field of interest that you wish to investigate and develop further as your degree project. All other theoretical and practical tuition should be utilised in your independent degree project.

The programme is intended to lead to a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Music Drama. It is preparatory with regard to research and the language of tuition is English.

The Setting
The learning environment at the Academy of Music and Drama is unique for higher education in Scandinavia in offering first and second-cycle programmes for musicians, composers, opera singers, musical artistes and actors alongside each other. It also has research programmes in the fine, applied and performing arts. A staff of distinguished teachers that includes professors with research or artistic qualifications as well as senior lecturers and lecturers can guarantee the high artistic and educational standards of the programme. The academy is also a member of an international network of higher education programmes in opera and musicals.

Teaching Staff
About 30 teachers are connected to the field of musical theatre, about half of them part-time lecturers. There are five professors (three with artistic and two with research qualifications). About ten senior lecturers (of whom one has a Ph D) are also members of the musical drama performance faculty.

The programmes that involve drama jointly share two theatres, one of them a musical theatre, five drama studios, two dance and movement studios, as well as a number of vocal and drama rehearsal rooms.

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