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. Keep in mind that your application has 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 unless otherwise stated.
- 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
- An official and verifiable certificate of a Bachelor's degree including the transcript of records.
- If you are in your last year of studies, please upload an official and verifiable certificate that shows completed and current courses
- If you do not have the required courses from university studies you can apply for recognition of prior learning (see below).
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 of Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and English 5
- An official and verifiable certificate of a Degree of a Bachelor of fine arts including the transcript of records.
If you do not have the required courses from university studies you can apply for recognition of prior learning (see below).
- Documentation that shows that you meet the English language requirement of English 5 (in a Swedish high school). You will find more information about the language requirement here.
If you don't meet this entry requirement in any of the ways listed on the linked page, you can register to take a local language test at Uniarts.
4. Your cv
Outline your education and other activities relevant to the application. Use PDF.
5. Letter of Motivation
A cover letter explaining why you are applying to the programme. Max 1/2 A4 (about 2000 characters including blanks). Use PDF.
6. Your departure point/topic
A description of a departure point or topic within your own artistic practice that you want to develop and work with during the programme. We therefore are not asking for a fully formulated project but rather material that will be further developed. Max 1 A4 (about 4000 characters including blanks). Use PDF.
You are also required to supply work samples for the specialisation you are applying to:
7. Sing 3 arias that are different in character and demonstrate your ability in terms of dramatic musical interpretation. One of these arias should be composed after 1980. Record and send the arias as both an audio file and a video file.
The music should be recorded in such a way that your voice is clearly audible, for example, not in an overly acoustic room with the microphone at a distance, or in a stage performance where you are positioned far away from the microphone.
Upload one compressed video file (mov, mp4) and one non-compressed audio file (Wav, Aiff), max 150 Mb/file. Here are instructions on how to convert the film.
7. Write a synopsis of a short drama and justify why the drama would benefit from being set to music and sung. Max 1 A4 (about 4000 characters including blanks). Use PDF.
8. Write a short monologue that expresses a clear emotion that the person embodies. For example, longing, loss, happiness, anger, rage, vindictiveness, hate, sorrow, fear or jealousy. Max 1 A4 (about 4000 characters including blanks). Use PDF.
7. Describe as accurately as possible how you would like to direct Scenes 2 and 3 of Act III from Verdi’s Otello. Draw and use text to describe settings, how you interpret the settings and what drives the people to act as they do under your direction. Base it on both libretto and music. If you need notes (reduction), then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send them. Maximum of 5 pages, including text and image descriptions. Use PDF.
8. Write a text where you reflect on your direction of the scenes above and about the work as a whole. Max 1 A4 (about 4000 characters including blanks). Use PDF.
Mask and wig design, Costume design, Light design and Scenography
7. Submit ten images from your previous stage design work. Use PDF.
8. Use an element of Verdi’s Otello which you feel passionately about and submit six inspirational images based on the specialisation you are applying to. Here are links to libretto and one of many recordings of the music. Use PDF.
9. Write a text that reflects on the work and the images you have selected. Max 1 A4 (about 4000 characters including blanks). Use PDF.
Composers and instrumentalists
You apply to the specialisation Composing or Instrumentalist via the web site of the Royal College of Music. The application is open December 2, 2019 - January 15, 2020.
Applying for recognition of prior learning
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: email@example.com
Technical difficulties with your application?
Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30).