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BA Individual Performance

This programme is aimed at individuals looking for the freedom to develop as a musician, sound artist, composer or songwriter. Your background can be in any musical form of expression. You are used to working independently and taking responsibility for achieving your goals, and you have made some progress in creating your own musical identity. In addition to time for your own work and individual instruction, the programme also consists of group-based instruction where you meet teachers from the Academy of Music and Drama and visiting lecturers from different artistic forms of expression. Students from all years meet during intensive weeks to participate in workshops, discuss and exchange experiences, and give concerts. The focus is on developing your individual artistic expressions and ideas. The programme prepares you for a career as a freelancer.

The programme is taught in Swedish.

Felix Hjortstam, student at programme for individual performance, mixing electronic and acoustic sounds and thus creating meditative and almost transcendental music on their main instrument, the drums. Photo: Johan Wingborg

Professional areas

The programme is intended to offer preparation for a future career as a creative musical artist, for instance as a musician, sound artist, composer – whatever specialization students may have.
In addition the programme is to provide students with the tools needed to enable communication with cultural circles in the surrounding community, knowledge about prevailing conditions in the free-lance sector and contacts in this network.
The programme can also provide a basis for further study at Master’s level.


Major subject (90 higher education credits)
The major subject is artistic development in the student’s own main field and offers a great deal of individual influence on the contents of the teaching and direction it takes.
Seminars, discussions and workshop sessions with the rest of the class are important elements in the course.
Another important aspect is the joint production of concerts in which different student profiles are presented.

Degree project (15 higher education credits)
The degree project is integrated with the major subject. Solo instrument tuition is offered both individually and in groups.

Basic course in music (90 higher education credits)
The basic course in music includes theory, student projects, supervision by personal mentors, creation of the students’ own portfolios with documentation as well as future professional roles and their settings.


Degree of Bachelor of Music with specialization in Individual Performance, 180 higher education credits.

Eligibility, application, enrolment

The basic eligibility requirements for higher education apply for this course. In addition there is an enrolment test on which selection is based. Contact us for further information.

Contact Information

Erik Jonasson

Programme Supervisor,

031-786 4167

Course Information

Read the programme syllabus

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