Musicology - Bachelors

City Student Scholarships Category Duration Admission Requirements Education Institution
Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg SU berettiget Bachelors 3 year Gymnasiel Aalborg University
Aarhus university
University of Copenhagen
City Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg
Student Scholarships SU berettiget
Category Bachelors
Duration 3 year
Admission Requirements Gymnasiel
Education Institution Aalborg University
Aarhus university
University of Copenhagen

Musicology is a fun and exciting learning, where you are dealing with music and the whole popular culture that are attached to it. You will not be educated as to the Conservatory, but you learn to write music and play some music.

The study also provides the opportunity for practical training in a particular instrument, so you can work creatively and scientifically with the music. You read texts about the history of music and how it has had an impact on society and especially its political messages - it can be Bruce Springsteen's indirect criticism of the Vietnam War in "Born in the USA 'or Bob Dylan's socially critical songs a la " The Times Are A-Changing ". You learn how scientific theories used to analyze and interpret the music in all its forms. Specifically, are you after graduation able to compose music, write about music and even perform musically.

You learn notation so you can actually write music without an instrument in the hand. You learn about the different sounds and their structure, and how to combine them. In addition, you also learn a lot about acoustics and general concepts from the world of music.

So if you want to learn how to write the best songs and maybe become a songwriter for revues or singers instead of being a performer, or perhaps to film music, it's the training you need to take.

The thorough knowledge you get to the music's structure and history and how to use music for various purposes gives you an edge you can use in real life.

Job Opportunities

Time teaching in media and cultural industry.

Special admission requirements

Danish A, English B, History B or History of Ideas B or Contemporary History B. You must pass an entrance examination for Musicology, consisting of a written test in ear training and a practical exam in piano, singing and leaf games. The two tests take place in January and August. You must register for the test independently of the application to the study.