Performance, Music Production
The Master's Programme in Music Production gives you in-depth skills for work in music production at a high artistic level and stimulates the development of your artistic profile.
Interactive Music Production near the Industry
In particular, music production is emphasized where music interacts with other media such as television, movies, games and other interactive media. The education provides sound knowledge and preparation for independent music production activities in accordance with your chosen focus and interest.
In Stockholm, with its extensive music and culture scene, you get great opportunities to work on real projects and to get your work performed. With very knowledgeable teachers, inspiring lecturers and excellent teaching studios you get the best conditions to develop as a music producer, ready to work in a changing and exciting music industry.
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 Bachelor in Music Production (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.
Read the test description for the programme for information about the entrance examination content.
The courses Music Production 1 and 2 deal with advanced audio and music production, focusing on composition, arrangement and orchestration. To get the whole chain from songwriting, producing to marketing, the courses also include:
- design and communication theory,
- musical leadership,
- business insight and contemporary cultural expressions,
- music law/copyright.
The courses Own Artistic Projects 1 and 2 prepare you for upcoming work life with industry-specific projects where you as a student will plan, implement and present an artistic work within your area of interest. The courses end with your compilation of reflections and experiences.
The overall aim of the artistic research preparatory courses is to further develop your awareness of, ability to reflect on and communicate music-creating and musicing. All this in order for you to better control your musical expression, build on past experiences, put your music in context and explore new musical opportunities.
Artistic Development where the Music is
At KMH you are close to teachers and other musicians at a very high artistic level, giving you as a student in music production fantastic opportunities for collaborating with the foremost in their field.
In addition, there are the programme's courses, whose aim is to pay attention to the artistic possibilities of music, so that it stimulates your creativity and ability to act independently and innovatively. The courses are therefore close to you and your fellow student's individual musical activities and expressions.
An in-depth lecture series with accompanying literature studies and discussions with two main themes – theorising musical expressions and prerequisites for musical communication. The former focuses on musical ethical approaches in a historical perspective and the latter on music psychological conditions for musicians. This lecture series is directed mainly by various invited guest lecturers, supported by a principal supervisor/main teacher.
A master's programme is research preparation and the part of artistic research methodology involves seminars in which documentation, analysis and communication of music-making and musicianship are problematised. The seminars also deal with the construction and communication of musical knowledge in a knowledge-theoretical perspective.
In addition, discussion seminars are held where your and your fellow students' graduate work is continually ventilated, both in terms of artistic content and the reflective theoretical part of the work.
After the Programme
The programme gives you the opportunity to build on your artistic and technical skills, which in combination make you well-equipped for today's music production.
The master's programme gives you solid knowledge and preparation for independent activities as a music producer through the focus on many subject-integrated productions already during the studies.
You get knowledge of running your own or others' studio and many of the former students of the programme work in different production companies, record companies, radio and television, folk high schools and study associations.
The programme also prepares you for artistic studies at third-cycle level.