Bachelor of , 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution Danish National Academy of Music
Campus Odense
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 11805 EUR

Jazz is the main offset for the programme, but we expect you to develop your own style being capable of playing all genres. The teaching is a combination of practical courses that improve your vocal or instrumental skills and theoretical courses, which offer insight into the basis of music. At the same time, the programmes place great emphasis on ensemble playing, and through music pedagogical courses students obtain teaching qualifications.   In addition to timetabled classes, the programme may include masterclasses with internationally acknowledged musicians, cross-disciplinary projects, study trips etc. 

Main instrument/voice

Jazz/pop-students at SDMK receive teaching in both your main instrument/voice as well as specialised subjects related to your main instrument. During the individual teaching the main subject teacher will focus on musical, pedagogical and technical issues.

General subjects

In addition, a series of general courses will give you a theoretical foundation and help you look at music from different angles than the performing one, just as students at the programme will be introduced to administrative and PR-related aspects of working as a musician. During ensemble training you will learn to participate in various musical contexts, just as the programme as a whole will give you a chance to participate in cross-disciplinary projects.

Career Opportunities

At the bachelor programme you will acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to work as a musician and entrepreneur in the world of music. The programme aims to develop your unique musical talent and to reach a high level of artistic quality.

The majority of SDMK students eventually become both musicians and teachers, and all bachelor programmes therefore comprise both artistic and pedagogical courses. Add to this general courses that support the students’ artistic and pedagogical development.

Graduates from the programme often find work as musicians in bands and orchestras, as performing musicians, as teachers at folk high schools, music schools, primary and lower secondary schools, day folk high schools, institutions of higher education, continuation schools etc., as orchestra, ensemble or choir directors, as heads of music schools, as cultural or musical communicators etc. 


To be admitted to this programme, you must follow the admission procedure and meet the  requirements described here:

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all fulltimedegree students with a citizenship from outside ofEU/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 at  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

Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Aug 16


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