The Bachelor’s programme in Folk and World Music, is aimed at instrumentalists and singers who want to develop their skills in folk music from different cultures as well as non-western art music.
The programme aims to train musicians with high artistic and professional ability and, as a student, you will learn how to study in a largely self-directed and independent manner. Furthermore, after completing the programme, you will have acquired knowledge in entrepreneurship in order to increase the ability to change and adapt your own professional role to an ever-changing cultural scene.
You will be introduced to 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 and you will have great influence over the content and study structure, which is why your own drive is a prerequisite. Concert performances in various contexts are included as an important part of the education.
The programme is also deeply integrated with our Teacher's Training programme in Folk and World music, therefore ensembles, concerts, lessons, and some projects are done jointly.
Malmö is a multicultural smorgasbord which means that many talented musicians from different music traditions are available as teachers. The programme is often visited by guest teachers as well as an Artist in Residence. Once a year we usually go to ANMA's (The Association of Nordic Music Academies) folk music meeting, Nordtrad, where we meet other students and teachers.
The academic year is divided into weeks with teaching according to the regular schedule, project weeks, self-study weeks and exam weeks. After completing the programme, you will receive an Artistic Bachelor's degree in Music.