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:
- 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.
- Performing Ethnomusicology II
- This course explores fundamental musical elements such as rhythm, melody, harmony and timbre practically, by actually performing them.
- 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.
- 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.
Not an exchange student?
This programme is also offered to free movers, read more information on requirements and how to apply 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.