Opera Vocal Performance - Bachelor

Opera Vocal Performance - Bachelor

This programme has Swedish as its main language of instruction. More information about the programme and how to apply can be found on Uniarts Swedish site. The Bachelor’s programme in Opera with a specialization in vocal performance is a programme for students who want to become opera singers. Here you will find information on the structure of the three-year programme.

Being an opera singer means that through the music, with your voice and body, you embody people’s thoughts, feelings and relationships with your strong and spirited presence on stage. Opera is often about epic dramatic events and emotions, but an opera singer must also be able to embody people’s innermost secrets in a concentrated and expressive way.

Applicants should have already completed studies in music and vocal techniques and have good knowledge of music theory. You should also have a strong musical-dramatic expressive drive. Our students have often already completed preparatory studies in music or musical drama at a college of music, folk high school (independent adult education college) or study association.

Bachelor's Programme in Opera with a Specialization in Vocal Performance

The objective of the Bachelor’s programme is to educate its students so that they become independent, artistically aware and reflective opera singers.

The structure over the three years:

Semester 1: The meeting of text and music – basic musical-dramatic interpretation exercises, methods and practice.

Semester 2: The collective work process – collaboration on stage and work with the conductor and director. The students present their work to an audience.

Semester 3: Language, expression and audience – singing in foreign languages and continuing to develop skills in musical-dramatic communication. The first collaboration with an orchestra in a public concert

Semester 4: Opera, historically and in our time – a large-scale exercise with a conductor and orchestra, in which students hone their collaboration and interpretation skills. Roles and classical opera repertoire are tested and discussed from a contemporary perspective.

Semester 5: Venue, encounter, event – how the space and various ways of approaching the audience affect musical-dramatic expression. The semester concludes with a performance at a major opera house or on an alternative major stage with a full orchestra. Audition training, preparations for professional work.

Semester 6: Degree project and preparation for professional work – a major opera production with an orchestra and conductor and a reflective project, in which students enhance their skills as independent artists.

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  • Entry requirements

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Your application has to be turned in by 23.59 (swedish time).

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

    Confirmation of your application

    When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail: support@varbi.com

    Technical difficulties with your application?

    E-mail: support@varbi.com
    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30).

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  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

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