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UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN, BERGEN Grieg Academy - Department of Music






Street Address:

Lars Hillesgate 3, 5015 Bergen, Norway

Postal Address:

Postboks 7800, 5020, Bergen, Norway


+47 55 586 960


Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Arts. Four years: Concentrations in performance (classical, early music, jazz, traditional), composition, musicology. Other studies include choral, band and orchestral conducting, aural training, music education. Alexander technique is available. All are taught in a Scandinavian language.


Graduate programs


Master of Arts. In performance, composition, project work. Taught in English. Five-year Integrated Master of Arts Program in Music Therapy Doctor of Philosophy.


Other programs


Postgraduate Teacher Training in Music Performance. One year. Training for teaching music in primary and secondary schools, and studio teaching. International Diploma. One year. In performance, composition.

Institution Notes:

The University’s Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design was established in 2017 from an amalgamation of the earlier Grieg Academy and the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. The Greig Academy is the music school of the University of Bergen. It houses the Institute of Ethnic Folklore (Etno-Folkloristisk Institutt) which holds a large collection of manuscripts, recordings and videos of traditional music of Norway. The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre in Interdisciplinary Music Studies offers research education courses that gather PhD candidates in a range of music disciplines, including music education, music therapy, musicology, performance and composition. There is an active early music ensemble. Languages of instruction are Norwegian and English. There is close co-operation with the Ole Bull Academy in Voss, which offers studies in Norwegian folk and traditional music. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

April 2022