Tonmeister/Sound Engineer - Bachelor

Bachelor of Tonmeister/Sound Engineer, 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Campus Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4850 EUR


The principal study is in music production and recording techniques. Tuition is also provided in aural studies, basic piano, music theory, history of music and much more. In addition to semester projects, set productions and optional subjects, you can participate in study trips, master classes, music evenings, company visits, listening tests, etc.The principal study tuition will be organised in close collaboration with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR).
Read more about RDAM's Tonmeister/Sound Engineer programme here.

Career Opportunities

As a student of recording direction, you will obtain qualifications in music, production and sound technique within the genres of both rhythmic contemporary and classical music. You can specialise by genre or sector, or focus on the role of producer or sound technician. 


EU/EEA applicants must apply online and attend to a live entrance examination when applying for Bachelor's level. Non-EU/EEA applicants must submit an online application, and they will be contacted by RDAM in order to set up a telephone or Skype interview as their audition.

Read about admission to the Bachelor's programme for Tonmeister/Sound Engineer here.

Application Deadlines

Find the application deadlines for RDAM's study programmes here.

Tuition Fees

Full-degree students who hold a citizenship outside EU/EEA must pay a tuition fee each year

Read more about RDAM's tuition fees here.

Further Information

The Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition.

General introduction to the Danish Educational System: 
The Danish Higher Education System

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education:

Non-EU/EAA/CH applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EAA/CH applicants

Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Sep 01

Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level


The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) offers study programmes in music performance, Instrument and Voice, as well as in Composition, Conducting and Sound Engineering, and electives in subjects such as Pedagogy and Church Music. The Faculty aims to foster and develop student’s individual artistic profile and technical skills drawing on a solid pedagogical foundation and years of artistic professional experience. All Programmes are taught in English, which is also spoken by both Faculty and students. RDAM has an extensive international network and cooperates with some of the world’s leading music academies. Students are ach year offered masterclasses with internationally renowned artists and educators both in person and through Advanced Audio Network Technology that connects RDAM to music academies across the globe. With more than 50% international students and a nationally diverse Faculty, RDAM is a great starting point for students embarking on an international career.

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