Music performance is at centre stage. The emphasis is on enabling the individual student to gain the broadest possible experience as a musician, focusing on developing his or her genuine “voice”. The student therefore has a wide and varied range of opportunities to give recitals and to perform as a chamber musician in ensembles. The Institute has its own vocal ensemble, a chamber orchestra and various wind ensembles, as well as the Barratt Due Symphony Orchester and Oslo Camerata.
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.
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 480,-; this applies to all applicants, for any course.
Payments should be made to account no: 60110646650. IBAN: NO2360110646650. Swift/bic: NDEANOKK at the time of application.
The tuition fee at Barratt Due Institute of Music is for the academic year 2019/2020 NOK 19.000/year. An estimated monthly cost for students living in Oslo is approx. NOK 10.000.
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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Students have to arrange for accommodation themselves. But we are of course happy to assist you in the process of finding suitable accommodation. As a student at Barratt Due, you automatically become a member of The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo (SiO), which provides subsidized housing, healthcare, counselling, kindergartens, sports facilities and other services. For more information, see www.sio.no