The Barratt Due Master Programme is designed to provide a high-quality academic music education and to produce knowledgeable, independent musicians. 2-year Master of Music performance Solo Instrument is offered in cooperation with The Norwegian Academy of Music. For more information of the programme, press here
The programme is centered on building a repertoire. During the programme, you will plan and execute a Master’s Project: an in-depth study of a chosen topic and/or repertoire area. This is your own artistic project; you select the theme and are responsible for the project’s completion.
The programme will provide the basis for admission to Ph.D. programmes and the Artistic Research Programme.
Facing an audience is a universally important part of training, which is why giving the students practical experience of concert production plays a significant role; producing concerts for children and the elderly is a compulsory part of the education programme. Furthermore, Barratt Due considers reaching out to new audiences and exploring new arenas for classical music as an important task for the classically trained musician.
Application deadline 15th of December for entrance the following academic year.
If you have questions regarding the application form, please contact our student consultant.
Admission to the 2-year Master programme requires a Bachelor’s degree in music with minimum 80 ECTS-credits in performance-related subjects, as well as passed auditions and entrance examinations. A high level of performance skill on your principal instrument is expected, as well as excellent aural skills and good knowledge of music theory.
If your primary language is not English and you graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, you must demonstrate your proficiency in the English language. All international students must meet the English requirements listed in the GSU-list.
For applicants with foreign education, the requirements are specified in the GSU-list
You can also meet the English language requirement by completing one of the following tests:
You can also meet the English requirements if you:
Test results must be submitted no later than the 1st of March in the year of admission.
The following fees apply:
Application fee: NOK 500 this applies to all applicants, for any course.
The tuition fee at Barratt Due Institute of Music is for the academic year 2023/2024 NOK 24 200 year. An estimated monthly cost for students living in Oslo is approx. NOK 11.500.
Unfortunately, we do not offer any scholarships. As a general rule, international students cannot expect loans or subsidies from The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.
All students who plan to stay in Norway for more than three months, will need a student residence permit.
Visa requirements are regulated by the Norwegian Immigration Authorities and details are to be found in the GSU-list
For students who need to document sufficient funding in order to obtain a student visa, The Barratt Due Institute of Music has a deposit account where the funds can be deposited until a Norwegian bank account has been opened. Please contact us for further details.
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Applications regarding housing students during the study period are made through the Student Union in Oslo (SiO). To find an overview of student accommodation that SiO offers, please follow the link below: https://bolig.sio.no/find-housing
Furthermore, you can also look at the location of the student accommodation SiO offers by clicking the link below:
The homes are of different sizes and you can apply as one person, a couple or a family with children.
For more information or help with looking for housing, please contact SiO here.