AIM – Artistic Interdisciplinary Master
AIM (Artistic Interdisciplinary Master) is a new artistic master's programme in music for those who embrace experimentation and find inspiration in unexpected situations.
You will study together with students from different musical backgrounds, where visionary and experimental approaches are the main common factors. Whether you are already creating at a professional level or studying, the tools and methods you learn in AIM will develop your artistry.
About the programme
- A unique interdisciplinary programme in music with a future perspective.
- At the end of your studies, you will have a multifaceted artistic portfolio and a wide network of contacts.
- The programme is developed in close cooperation between universities and the professional world.
New opportunities through external partners
Through AIM, you will be involved in developing completely new forms of artistic collaborations. During the two-year programme, you will carry out several projects together with partners in, and outside the music field. The programme's partners provide exclusive environments, expertise, and networks for your projects. Together you will find innovative solutions and take part in new research.
Structure of the programme
Your musical background can come from any field. It can be composition, performance practice, improvisation, sound art, or any other genre or style. As long as you have an experimental approach to your artistic practice and are looking for new exciting collaborations, AIM is the program for you.
The theoretical foundation is broad and based on artistic research in music, but the unique feature of the programme is the encounter with other scientific and cultural fields. You have the opportunity to further specialise in areas such as interaction design, robotics, computer games, and narrativity. You can also choose to do exchange studies during the third semester.
Your application shapes your studies
As a student, you have great freedom to adapt your studies to your interests. When you apply for the programme, you will go through three admission tests, which include a written project description. In this text, you will show how you want to work with music in the future and formulate a preliminary project. Through four different project courses carried out together with KMH's partners, you will be able to explore this, and other project ideas. The aim is for you to explore how artistic practice can develop and evolve from the encounter with new technologies, interdisciplinary methodology, extended forms of collaboration, ethical perspectives, and social aspects.
To be eligible for this programme, you need to
- meet the general entry requirements for second-cycle courses and study programmes, meaning you must have completed an undergraduate study programme of at least 180 ECTS
- meet the specific entry requirements which are English 6 and passed entrance examination.
If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places, a selection will take place. Selection is based on results on entrance examination.
KMH has concert halls, practice rooms, a unique sound dome for immersive sound, and a well-equipped studio area. Here you can work professionally with electroacoustic and computer-based music near Stockholm's many music and art scenes and festivals. Our partners will also provide you with access to other interesting environments.
You will have individual tuition and supervision from some of Sweden's leading musicians and composers. Our teachers conduct research in a range of fields in music.
Once you are admitted, you will be assigned a main teacher who will follow you throughout the programme. To give you the best conditions to develop, the main teacher will be chosen based on your instrument or discipline.
The programme provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in a variety of roles in different industries. During your studies, you will participate in several collaborations that open up possibilities in a broad professional field.
The networks you can develop during the programme, and your artistic portfolio give you unique opportunities to find exciting assignments or jobs. After completing the programme, you have many options for how and where you want to work – music, art, technology, community development, or an entirely new field of practice.
The programme provides knowledge from several disciplines and fosters an experimental approach which gives you good opportunities in the changing labour market of today's fields of practice and will support you to contribute to sustainable development.
The programme prepares you for further studies at the doctoral level.