Electronic Sound and Music

Bachelor of Music (BMus), 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Royal Academy of Music - Aarhus/Aalborg
Campus Aalborg Departement
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6600 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
On this programme the student will be working with the production and performance of electronic music and sound. The programme focus on compositional methods and take an analytical approach to investigating contemporary and older electronic music, art, and culture. The students gain a relevant understanding of music history and culture which enables them to break new ground and be innovative on the contemporary art scene.

The student will be working with e.g., music production, studio technology, hardware, programming, electronics, live performance, installations, synthesis, and sound design. The student will also be working with electronic sound, contributing to productions that span several art forms.

In addition, the student will be doing practical work with teaching training. And there are good possibilities for musical collaboration with the jazz/pop/global music students on the Aalborg campus.

Tuition takes place in large, elegant rooms with professional-grade studio monitors, monitor controls, sound cards, and sound-absorbing materials. The rooms also contain drum pads, drum machines, synthesizers, MIDI controllers, and MIDI keyboards. One of the rooms has 4 studio monitors, allowing a 4-channel set-up.

The student also has access to two e-music rehearsal rooms with a monitor set-up, mixer, sound card, and piano. The rehearsal rooms give great opportunities for working with production and composition around the clock.  

The subjects are divided into four areas:

  • Main study area: Subjects where you perform, as well as subjects that support this
  • Pedagogics: Subjects where you communicate and teach, as well as subjects that support this 
  • General studies: Elementary music theory subjects 
  • Entrepreneurial Studies: Subjects and projects that give you experience as an entrepreneur and similar
This programme is offered at the Aalborg campus.
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Career Opportunities  
This bachelor’s program makes the student prepared for a career as a professional contemporary electronic music composer, producer, and teacher.

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.

Aalborg Departement


The Academy’s department in Aalborg is situated in The House of Music (Musikkens Hus) from 2013. The Academy has several modern and inviting classrooms, rehearsal rooms, sound studios and two concert halls for acoustic and for amplified music.  

The classrooms are equipped with accessible instruments and other relevant gear. At the rehearsal rooms students have opportunities for practicing 24/7. The sound studio consists of three rooms in order to separate the instruments.

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