Master (2 years) of Music (MMus),
Music and performing arts

Institution The Royal Academy of Music - Aarhus/Aalborg
Campus Aarhus Departement
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6600 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
The Academy's jazz/pop programmes are very diverse, and we celebrate and use this diversity.  

The Songwriting programme is part of the Jazz/pop main area at the Academy but has its own curricula. In addition to the main subject and supporting subjects, the student will receive tuition in general subjects, pedagogical subjects, and Entrepreneurial Studies.

The student will become part of a vibrant and diverse study environment, participating in cross-disciplinary projects at the Academy and elsewhere in addition to main subject tuition and other elementary subjects.

Tuition is based on the student’s creative ideas. The student will develop his or her compositional talent, and will work with storytelling, linguistic identity, text analysis, lyrics writing in Danish and English, co-writing, arrangement, instrumentation, and production and sound. Part of the tuition takes the form of preparation for and evaluation of the student’s songwriting at concert cafés and workshops.

The master’s programme combines individual projects with so-called laboratories featuring discussion, criticism, and exchange of experiences between students and teachers. During an internship, the student will be training or working with an organisation within the arts, business, or music.

All the teachers are experienced professional musicians. And the Academy is regularly visited by major international artists who conduct clinics for and with students.

This programme is offered at the Aarhus campus.
Visit the programmes website.    

Career Opportunities  
This master's program makes the student prepared for a career as a musician, songwriter/composer, music teacher, and an enterprising music industry player.

To be admitted to this programme, students must take an entrance exam that is described in admission requirements. At the Academy’s homepage the applicant can find detailed information about admission requirements for the bachelor’s, master’s, and soloist programmes as well as examples of entry exams.

The applicant must apply online via, which is the application system for all education institutes under the Ministry of Culture.

At the Academy’s homepage the student can find out more about admission e.g., application deadline, schedule for entry exams, application fee etc.

There is a tuition fee for all full­time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.    

For Further Information
Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located here.

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition.

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

Aarhus Departement


The Academy’s department in Aarhus is situated in Concert Hall Aarhus in the center of Aarhus and has a wide range of very modern and inviting teaching and rehearsal rooms and recording studios. 

Concert Hall Aarhus offers a great variety of concerts with national and international artists during the year and also houses Aarhus Symphony and Danish National Opera.

The Academy has access to a variety of concert halls in Concert Hall Aarhus:
Symphonic Hall - with the great symphonic organ (Klais)
Rhytmic Hall - black box with many options
Small Hall - for chamber music, jazz and contemporary music
Chamber Music Hall - for smaller events
Club Scene - for pop, jazz, contemporary and electronic music

The Academy’s building was finished in 2007 and is open for students 24/7.
The Academy’s department in Aarhus offers programmes in both jazz/pop, classical and electronic music.

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