The Music Dramatic Expression of the Voice - course
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University College of Opera

The Music Dramatic Expression of the Voice - course

The course Music Dramatic Expression of the Voice is for you who feel that you want to deepen your artistry as an opera singer, whether you are in the beginning or in the middle of your career.

Would you like to work with your voice and music dramatic interpretation in one self formulated project during one term at University College of Opera? Do you have ideas that you want to try out and develop as an opera singer with supervision from our experienced teachers? Do you want to meet others in conversations, seminars and workshops to test and develop your ideas around the music dramatic expression of the voice?

The course contains musical coaching, singing lessons, seminars around the own project and work with a director.

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    The course is offered 2 September 2019 - 19 January 2020. The course consists of musical coaching, singing lessons and seminars around the own project as well as work with a director.

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirements for studies at second cycle level, that is studies at first cycle level.

    Specific entry requirements

    • English 5 or the equivalent
    • Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts of at least 180 credits  in singing or opera or the equivalent

    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 course is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply"-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. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    When you have entered the application system:

    1. Register by stating your name and e-mail address.
    2. Fill in your personal data (including your Swedish civic registration number if you have one).
    3. Fill in the application form and upload the required documents.

     

    Before uploading your documents, they must be prepared as follows:

    • You must scan your original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
    • Be sure to scan ALL pages in the document, even those that just contain instructions or other information that is not necessarily information about your grades. It must be the complete document and all the pages should be in the same file.
    • If you upload copies of original documents, (degree certificates, transcript of records etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, write their name in block letters and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is certifying that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original.
    • All documents must be in PDF-format.
    • Please name the file with content and your name for example: CV_ first name_ family name

     

    The following documents have to be uploaded for your application to be complete:

    1. A copy of your passport or national identity card (unless you are a Swedish citizen)

    Applicants from non-EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, need to pay application fee for higher education in Sweden, and if admitted a tuition fee. If you are a citizen in an EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, you do not have to pay application or tuition fees. Please upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card as we need to check your nationality. If you have a Swedish civic registration number, or Swedish citizenship, you do not need to upload a copy of your passport. Remember to state your Swedish civic registration number when you fill in your personal data.

     

    2. Documentation showing that you meet the general entry requirements for studies at second cycle/advanced level.
    • Upload a transcript of records/courses and grades from your university studies
    • If you do not have courses and grades from university studies you can apply for recognition of prior learning.

    We only accept documents in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator.

    Please note that we do not accept print outs from Antagning.se. We do not accept e-mails as certificates

     

    3. Documentation showing that you meet the specific Entry Requirements:
    • English 5 or the equivalent
    • Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts of at least 180 credits in singing or opera or the equivalent.
    • If you do not have the required courses from university studies you can apply for recognition of prior learning.
     
    4. Other documents needed for the admission process
    • State your voice type
    • Upload your project idea for this course
    • State your repertoire: two recorded arias (see below) and three more to be performed if you are selected to the additional test at the University College of Opera.
    • Film upload a film where you perform the two opera arias/pieces.
    • Audio file Upload an uncompressed audio file where you sing the same opera arias/pieces as on the film.
    • Your CV
     
    5. If you do not meet the general requirements and/or specific requirements you can apply for recognition of prior learning. When you apply for recognition of prior learning you should upload:
    • A letter explaining why you think that you will manage the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements and/or specific entry requirements.
    • Signed documents/certificates that confirm your merits/experiences that you refer to in your letter and CV. The documents you upload need to be signed and dated by the person/s that wrote them. We only accept documents on in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.
    • Here you can find more information regarding prior learning/exemption.

    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) 

  • When you have applied

    If there are more eligible applicants than available places, there will be a selection. You have to send in a written task with your application where you present your idea for a project. Selection is based on a joint assessment of the submitted documentation and a singing test. In the assessment we especially consider prior education and knowledge, work  experiences or other experiences, especially artistic experience/activities  that focus on, and have a relationship to, the contents of the course.

     

  • 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.

    The tuition fee for the course is 273 000 SEK.

    Read more about application and study fees, how to pay to Uniarts and tuition fee scholarships.

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