Elective Courses

Publisert 29. March 2011

Application deadline: April 30 2013

Most students at the Norwegian Academy of Music will take elective courses at some point in their studies (see the study plans for details).

The elective courses on offer for the academic year 2013/2014 are only annonunced on the Internet. Instructions on how to choose elective courses can be found as PDF on this page, and in paper versions at the library and the Administration.

Students must make sure that the elective course application has been registered in Studentweb themselves.

 
 

When and how much:

Bachelor level:

  • The Bachelor Programme in Performance, classical and folk music (KAUTKL and KAUTFM) includes 60 elective credits divided between the 3rd and 4th years, usually 30 credits per year. The minimum requirement is one elective course worth 15 credits or more in both 3rd and 4th years. Students on these programmes may choose up to 15 credits in performance subjects per year in 3rd and 4th years. Otherwise students are free to choose their elective courses.
  • The Bachelor Programme in Performance, jazz (KAUTIJ) includes 5 elective credits in 2nd year, and 40 elective credits divided between 3rd and 4th years, usually 20 credits per year. The minimum requirement is one elective course worth 10 credits or more in both 3rd and 4th years, or alternatively one elective course worth 20 credits or more in one of these years. Otherwise students are free to choose their elective courses.
  • The Bachelor Programme in Composition (KAKP) includes 40 elective credits divided between 3rd and 4th years, usually 20 credits per year. The minimum requirement is one elective course worth 10 credits or more in both 3rd and 4th years. (In addition you must in the 3rd and 4th year take 10 credits per year in so-called “obligatory electives".) Otherwise students are free to choose their elective courses.
  • The Bachelor Programme in Music Pedagogy (KAMP) includes 30 elective credits in the 4th year. The minimum requirement is one elective course worth 15 credits or more. Otherwise students are free to choose their elective courses.
  • The Bachelor Programme in Church Music (KAKM) includes 30 elective credits in the 4th year. The minimum requirement is one elective course worth 15 credits or more. The elective courses “Organ" and “Organ improvisation" may not be combined. Otherwise students are free to choose their elective courses.
  • The Bachelor Programme in Conducting (KADI) includes 15 elective credits in the 4th year.
  • Supplementary Performance Studies – classical (bachelor level) (UTBA) includes 30 elective credits. The minimum requirement is one elective course worth 15 credits or more, and the students may choose up to 15 credits in performance subjects. Otherwise students are free to choose their elective courses.

Master level:

  • The Master Programme in Performance (MAUT)/performance with thesis includes 10 elective credits in the 2nd year
  • The Master Programme in Performance (MAUT)/Opera Répétiteur, includes 5 elective credits in the 1st year
  • The Master Programme in Performance (MAUT)/all other specialisations, includes 15 elective credits in the 2nd year
  • The Advanced Programme in Performance (MADIUT) includes 15 elective credits in the 2nd year
  • The Master Programme in Composition (MAKP) includes 15 elective credits in the 2nd year
  • The Master Programme in Music Theory (MAAT) includes 10 elective credits in the 2nd year
  • The Master Programme in Church Music (MAKM) includes 15 elective credits in the 2nd year
  • The Master Programme in Conducting (MADI) includes 15 elective credits in the 2nd year
  • The Master Programme in Performing Music Technology (MAUM) includes 15 elective credits in the 2nd year
  • The In-Depth Performance Studies – classical (master’s level) (UTMA) includes 15 elective credits

Master students may include up to 10 credits of elective courses on a bachelor level in their master's degree.

 
 

Application instructions

All students taking elective courses 2013/2014 must apply in NMH Studentweb. Exceptions are:

  • bachelor students accepted for entrance directly to "2. avdeling" (3rd year) in the fall of 2013
  • bachelor students delayed in completing their studies, but who require one or more elective courses to complete their degree
  • students who are on leave 2012/13
  • exchange students coming to NMH 2013/2014
  • students on the further education programme Church Music II (both full and part time)
  • students accepted to the Master Programme in Performance (MAUT)/Opera Répétiteur, the Supplementary Performance Studies (UTBA) and the In-Depth Performance Studies (UTMA) in the fall of 2013

Applications in the above categories must be sent by email to valg@nmh.no. The application must include course titles and codes, listed in order of priority.

All students may take up to 10 ECTS credits above the standard number per year. Allocation of surplus credits will be made when all students have been assigned the courses / credits to which they are entitled.

 
 
 

Deadline and reply

Application deadline for elective courses is 30 April 2013. Students who have not applied within this period, must apply for what remains of available capacity in the elective course stand in week 35 (first week of the study year).

Admission to elective courses will be announced in Studentweb in late June/early July.

 
 

Incorporation of external elective courses

It is possible to have courses taken at other educational institutions approved as elective courses for your degree programme at NMH, provided they are relevant to your studies. You must apply to NMH to have courses that you have completed, or that you intend to take, approved. Electives from outside the field of music may be approved for up to 50% of your elective course quota. This decision is made by the Educational Committee ("Studieutvalget"). Remember to include the course description and transcript (if the course is completed) with your application.

 
 

Student exchange and elective courses

Students who have applied for student exchange for the academic year 2013/2014 should still apply for elective courses at the Academy. If the exchange application is granted, the student is removed from the elective courses at the Academy.