The Music Dramatic Expression of the Voice - an  Independent Vocal Project

The Music Dramatic Expression of the Voice - course

The course Music dramatic expression of the voice is for you who 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 opera project during one term at SKH?

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?

Apply for the opera course Music dramatic expression of the voice at SKH!

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

The lessons are held during the day.

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    The course is offered 28 August 2023 - 14 January 2024. It is a full-time course.

    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

    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).


    How to apply:

    Please note! Read all the instructions below before you submit your application

    1. Apply to the course via 
      Last day for application: 17 April 2023 
      Please note! Choose “Autum 2023” for your search!

      Please note that you need to submit supporting documents showing that you meet the general entry requirements via under My pages/Documents/Upload documents.
      Last day to submit supporting documentation: 2 May 2023
    2. Submit your worksample via Varbi (accordning to instructions below): 
      Last day to submit worksample to be part of the selection: 17 April 2023

    Important dates for your application 

    - Last day for applications: 17 April 2023
    Please note! Choose “Autumn 2023” for your search!

    - Last day to pay the application fee or prove that you are not required to pay the fees: 2 May 2023 (read more under Application and tuition fees below)

    Admission results: Published on My pages on 12 July 2023.

    - Last day to reply to possible course offer: 21 July 2023.

    Instructions for worksamples

    You need to submit the following work samples via Varbi in order to be part of the selection to this course:

    1. State your voice type.
    2. Project idea
      Write your project idea for this course.
    3. State your repertoire: two recorded arias and three more to be performed if you are selected to the additional test at the University College of Opera.
    4. Film
      Upload a film where you perform the two opera arias/pieces.(Max 150 Mbit). Use Mp4, mov or avi. You may need to resize the video before uploading it.
      Read more here about reduce video size and What is Bitrate.
    5. Audio file
      Upload an uncompressed audio file where you sing the same opera arias/pieces as on the film.
    6. Your CV
      Upload a CV, where you list your education, professional experience and other relevant experiences that you want to refer to. Use pdf.
    7. Certificates
      Upload certificates supporting your cv. Please use pdf.

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

    1. Register by providing name and e-mail address.
    2. Fill in you contact information.
    3. Please note! Fill in the application number you received when submitting your application to the course via
    4. Submit the requested documents/files.
    5. Please name the document/file with content and your name for example: CV_ first name_ family name


    Confirmation that you have submitted your work samples via Varbi

    When you've submitted your work samples you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated.

    If you don’t receive a confirmation e-mail, you should first check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact Varbi's technical support.

    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays 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. SKH has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, the Swedish Council for Higher Education needs to receive your payment by the last date forpaying the tuition fee. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and the Swedish Council for Higher Education has not received your payment by the last date for paying the tuition fee, they will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for non EU/EES citizens is 300 000 SEK. The application fee is SEK 900 for non EU/EES citizens.

    Read more about tuition fees and how to pay to SKH.


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