Master of Music Rhythmic Choir Direction (KA-RK)
At the Academy, master’s students follow a 2-year university program in an artistic and research-based study environment. Master’s students compared to bachelor’s students develop their knowledge, skills and competencies that make them able to initiate and execute music projects and educational training independently. The master’s education allows students to fulfil highly professional roles in the labour market. Additionally, this master’s degree program provides a foundation for further studies at Soloist study program.
Master of Music, Rhythmic Choir Direction (KA-RK). The candidate may use the following title: Cand. Musicae / Master of Music.
The course structure has a constant focus on the Rhythmic Choir Direction and Rhythmic Choir Methods subjects. The main subject area of the degree course also includes Theory and Method of Musicology on the first semester. In addition, a series of skill-oriented subjects such as Ear Training, Piano, and Singing are taught. All of these contribute to the broad qualifications that a choir director must possess. Some of the subjects are concluded after the second and third semesters so that the student may immerse him- or herself more fully in the main subject on the fourth semester.
The Entrepreneurial Studies subject is concluded after the 3rd semester and provides the student with relevant tools for administering his/her artistic qualities through e.g. self-management and entrepreneurial skills.
The Rhythmic Choir Direction degree course concludes with a student-defined master's project which is based on student interests and needs and also constitutes their specialisation in the field.
Credits for the degree course
120 ECTS points are awarded for the KA-RK degree course, equivalent to 2 full-time student working years.
Admission requirements for the KA-RK degree course is a BMus degree from a music academy or a university or equivalent credit qualifications. In addition, applicants must pass an admission test.
Objective of the degree course
To develop students' personal and professional qualifications as performing choir directors at a high pedagogical and artistic level within the field of rhythmic vocal music.
The course structure
The degree course encompasses three subject areas:
- Main study area: 81 ECTS towards the degree.
- Master's project: 30 ECTS towards the degree.
- Entrepreneurial Studies: 9 ECTS towards the degree.
The degree course is organised as a full-time study.