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MFA Programme in Opera

The programme is aimed at those who have a bachelor's degree in opera or equivalent and wish to further deepen their professional skills. The programme is given in close collaboration with the Gothenburg Opera regarding coaching, mentorship and students' learning by observation of a production. It also includes a one semester long internship/placement learning where students perform a part in an opera production. In addition to individual singing lessons and rehearsing, you also have individual tutorials in performance and regular coaching by internationally established guest teachers, including Henrik Schaefer and Ulrich Staerk.

Contents of the Programme

Read the programme syllabus

Vocal performance (45 ECTS credits)

The main part of the education is made up by the courses in vocal performance, which include individual singing lessons, role studies, master classes and language coaching. This also includes a course in core values, which is presented in together with other master programmes at the academy.

Stage performance (22.5 ECTS credits)

The programme also includes stage performance, including physical exercise, role-performance and opera productions. These courses are conducted in cooperation with the bachelor's programme in opera.

Independent work – Degree project (30 ECTS credits)

In an independent project (degree project), the student focuses on a question or an artistic problem in the main field in a methodical way, where the text is in dialogue with the student's other artistic work. The courses are combined with the master programmes in music.

Internship/placement (22.5 ECTS credits)

Students spend one semester in placement/intership as a soloist at an opera house. In addition to the internship, the programme also links to professional life through mentoring programmes and the opportunity to take part in professional production work.

Page Manager: Tobias Egle|Last update: 10/24/2019
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