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Folk and World Music


Folk and world music is open to instrumentalists and singers who want to develop in the folk music of different cultures as well as non-western art music.

Musician education, folk and world music, aims to educate musicians with high artistic and professional ability. After completing the education, you must have sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to work in the various forms of working life. You must also have developed the skills required to study further with a high degree of independence. Furthermore, after completing your studies, you must have acquired basic knowledge in entrepreneurship in order to increase the ability to change and adapt your own professional role in a changing cultural life.

During the education, you will meet the Nordic folk music, but will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in your own and other cultures' musical traditions. The focus is on your musical development, but you are also given tools to adapt your professional role to today's ever-changing cultural life. You have great influence over the content and study structure of the education, which is why your own drive is a prerequisite. Concert performances in various contexts are included as an important part of the education.

Malmö is a multicultural smorgasbord, where many talented musicians from different music traditions are available as teachers, and we also have several guest teachers every school year who visit us from near and far and an Artist in Residence. Once a year we usually go to the Nordic music academies' folk music meeting, Nordtrad, where we meet other students and teachers.

Concert performances in various contexts are included as an important part of the education. The education is also deeply integrated with our music teacher education in folk and world music, and ensemble, concerts, joint lesson, and some projects are common.

The academic year is divided into weeks with teaching according to the regular schedule, project weeks and self-study weeks and weeks for exams and conditions. After completing the education, an artistic bachelor's degree in music is given.

Programme Syllabus


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