Performance, Folk Music/Art Music from Other Cultures

The Master's Programme in Folk Music from Other Cultures deepens your artistic emphasis, develops your technical proficiency further and gives you an advanced knowledge in your chosen profile.


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 a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music (180 credits) or equivalent, as well as 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. You as an applicant are placed in a selection group according to the instrument you apply for.

Read more about general entry requirements

Read the test description for the programme for information about the entrance examination content.

Programme Content

Your degree project is the main focus during your studies. Already when applying you need to state a musical idea that you will develop further into an individual project together with a tutor and teacher.

The studies conclude with this independent individual project, the main emphasis of which is on an artistic-musical component supplemented by a reflective written account. The artistic-musical component often takes the form of a major independent concert or other artistic production.

The overall aim of the main instrument course is to further develop your awareness of, ability to reflect on and communicate your own music-creating within folk music. This is in order to control your musical expression, build on past experiences, put your music in context and explore new musical opportunities.

Based on instrumental techniques, repertoire profiling, interpretation and improvisation within the genre, as well as music and vocals to dance, you develop the ability to perform your music.

Workshops and seminars led by visiting teachers, both national and international, are organised regularly.

Application dates and deadlines

1 December 2023

Application opens at External link, opens in new window.. Please see our Step-by-step guide on how to apply.

15 January 2024

Application deadline and last day to rank your programmes and courses.

16–18 January 2024

An email is sent to the email address you entered on with instructions on how to submit your test to KMH including the link for uploading Test 1. See the test description for information on what to submit.

25 January 2024

14–20 February 2024

Results for Test 1 are sent via email. Passing applicants will receive information and invites to the next test.

9–17 March 2024

Entrance examinations during week 11.

12 April 2024

First notification of selection result. You must reply to keep your place/remain on the waiting list.

25 April 2024

Last day to reply to your offer and keep your place (applies to both admitted and applicants on waiting list). You do this on My pages on External link, opens in new window..

8 May 2024

Second notification of selection result.

26 August 2024

Introduction week and registration.

2 September 2024

Semester starts.