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Norwegian Folk Music 2 (half year programme)

Norwegian Folk Music 2 (half year programme)

Norwegian Folk Music 2 is designed for foreign students with an interest in Norwegian Folk Music. The main goal of the programme is to give students a thorough understanding of the roots of, influences on and performance of Norwegian Folk Music. The programme may be combined with Norwegian Folk Music 1, which is running in the autumn semester.

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Study level
Short study programmes
Closing dates
1st of December
Credits
30
Start up
Spring 2018

Why study Norwegian Folk Music 2?

Norwegian Folk Music 2 is a one semester programme running in the spring.The programme may be combined with Norwegian Folk Music 1 which is running in the autumn semester. The main sources of this music will be discussed in a broad academic perspective, where musicology, cultural history and sociology are used to create an integrated theoretical basis for learning. Performing is an essential part of the programme.

What you will learn

The main sources of the music will be discussed in a broad academic perspective, where musicology, cultural history and sociology are used to create an integrated theoretical basis for learning. Performing is an essential part of the programme.

The programme is designed around four modules:

  1. Norwegian Ethnomusicology II
    • This module aims to provide students with an overview of the diversity of living music traditions in Norway as well as an understanding of the historical conditions from which they arose.
  2. Performing Ethnomusicology II
    • This course explores fundamental musical elements such as rhythm, melody, harmony and timbre practically, by actually performing them.
  3. Performance II
    • Performance training aims to give students an experiential understanding of folk music’s expressive diversity. Each student is expected to develop a repertoire with traditional song or instrumental music under the mentorship of a faculty member.
  4. Guided study II
    • Through a written report, the student will get an opportunity to pursue a topic he or she has found particularly interesting and relevant.

Are you an exchange student?

If you are an exchange student and applying to this course through a partner institution click here.

Further study opportunities

The NMF2 study programme may be combined with other higher education programmes within the cultural sphere or form a part of a BA degree. The programme may be used as an approved exchange semester from a student's studies in his/her home country. The programme gives access to an international network of folk musicians and folk artists and may open the way for further careers in this sphere.

Admission requirements

The program is designed for foreign students. Students will be subject to normal admission requirements for international students at University College of Southeast Norway.

Applicants who have not been nominated by a partner institution must either:

  • Document that they are presently studying a relevant dance or music programme, at an accredited institution
  • Document relevant experience in the field of dance or music. 

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Full time – Rauland


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