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Master's Program in Classical Music Performance (Opera)

University of the Arts Helsinki
Program overview
2.5 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English, Finnish, Swedish
Start dates
Helsinki
August 2022

Helsinki
August 2022

Helsinki
August 2022

Program description

Master's Program in Classical Music Performance (Opera)

Come and study in the leading master's Program in the field of vocal music and stage performance, preparing you for demanding solo roles on the opera stages.

The Program consists of ten 6-8-week teaching modules, which are all planned and scheduled in advance for the entire course of your studies. The focus of the modules alternates: first, you will develop your basic skills and professional competence and become familiar with the material and themes of the upcoming productions, while the next module includes a rehearsal period and the actual stage performances. The mandatory thesis project consists of productions and related performances.

You will work closely with the Sibelius Academy's master's students in opera coaching. You will work on the same productions and grow as artists together.

The Sibelius Academy's opera training is actively involved in international networks, especially the NordOpera network. The Program has close cooperation with the Department of Vocal Music.

You can also choose courses organised by the other two academies of the University and complete so-called joint studies that are available for all students.

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted as a degree student to Uniarts Helsinki, applicants must have command of the language of instruction used in the program. Having sufficient language skills is, in principle, a requirement in order to be eligible to apply, and it ensures that the applicant has demonstrated educability and suitability for university-level education and has the communication skills needed as a student.

The academies determine the languages of instruction for each degree program. The languages are stated in the program’s admission criteria as well as the syllabus.

If a Program has several languages of instruction, applicants are only required to prove their proficiency in one of the languages.

Applicants must demonstrate their skills with a language certificate or prior studies. Language skills may also be assessed as part of entrance examinations.

A number of our study programs is offered in Finnish, Swedish, and English. This means that the student has the right to use any of these languages in teaching and study attainments, unless it is otherwise stated in the curriculum or the character of teaching makes it impossible. Please notice that most of our group instruction is held in Finnish or English.

These requirements are followed in our bachelor’s and Master's admissions, and in doctoral admissions where appropriate.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Main Subject Studies

  • Opera Productions
  • Opera studies
  • Introduction to an operatic work
  • Language and Phonetics of an Operative Work
  • Ensemble singing, opera
  • Performance skills
  • Proficiency demonstration and maturity essay
  • Maturity Essay

Career skills

  • Aariaworkshop / opera song
  • Test vocal coaching / opera vocals
  • Towards working life

For more information, please check the course webpage.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is €5000 per year.

Tuition fees at Uniarts Helsinki are only applicable to Non-EU and non-EEA students studying for a BA or a MA degree in English.

Qualification

Content and Objective of the Program

As an opera student, you will be part of a tight-knit ensemble with 8 to 12 singers. During your studies, you will participate in four full-scale opera productions featuring an orchestra and one opera production that is performed together with pianists. The operas are performed in their original language. Additionally, you will participate in small-scale operas or scenes during your studies.

Continuing studies

It is possible to complete a licentiate and a doctoral degree at the University as a third-cycle degree. After graduating with a Master's degree, you will have the option to apply for doctoral studies in music and specialise in research-oriented, artistic or applied doctoral studies

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University of the Arts Helsinki

The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) offers the highest education in fine arts, music, dance and theatre in an inspiring multidisciplinary environment. Uniarts Helsinki’s wide selection of programs in the field of arts and productive dialogue between teaching...


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Why study at University of the Arts Helsinki

  • The University of the Arts is one of the leading performing arts universities in the world: Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy has ranked among the top 15 universities in the QS World University Ranking for five consecutive years (2016–2020).
  • We have unique facilities for creating arts with two campuses in Helsinki and a new building for fine arts being developed for 2021. We host over 1,000 public performances or exhibitions per year.
  • At Uniarts Helsinki you can study in an inspiring environment where different disciplines of art influence each other. The academies of Uniarts Helsinki; Academy of Fine Arts, Theatre Academy and Sibelius Academy, have roots deep within the Finnish arts education and history of art. The predecessors of all three academies were founded in the 19th century although then they operated under slightly different names.
  • The Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki is an international academy with a focus on fine arts. Students' personal aspirations and one-to-one guidance in teaching are at the heart of the academy.
  • The Sibelius Academy of Uniarts Helsinki is one of the largest music academies in Europe. It is the cornerstone of the Finnish music culture through its expertise in teaching, research and artistic activities.
  • The Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki is a reformer of the performing arts and offer the highest education in theatre, dance and writing in Finland.

Contact info

University of the Arts Helsinki

P.O. Box 1
FI-00097 UNIARTS Helsinki
Finland

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www.uniarts.fi

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