Programmes at The Royal Academy of Music

There are many different educational programmes at the Academy within the three main lines of study: classical music, rhythmic music, and electronic music. These divisions into genre do not entail a division among the students and staff. Every line has its own senior advisors, but otherwise the studies are managed under one administration. This helps to create a greater sense of unity across different genres and individual interests

The Royal academy of Music breaks with the old "class struggle" between rhythmic musik and classical musik. Programmes such as e-music, General Music Teacher, and the Individual Music programmes also helps build a bridge over the old distinctions as these programmes contain elements from all music genres.

New Study Programmes

Study Programme for Bachelors degree
Study Programme for Masters degree (performance)
Study Programme for Masters degree (music teaching) (Under construction)
Study Programme for Masters degree (composition)
Study Programme for Advanced Postgraduate Soloist degree


The Academy has completed an extensive revision of curriculums for all programmes. The content, purpose, and educational framework have been gathered in the overall Study Programmes and the subordinated curriculums. The Study Programmes consist of one united programme for Bachelor applicable for all Bachelor Programmes at the Academy with appurtenant curriculums for each instrument/subjekt area. Furthermore, three Study Programmes for Master Programmes, performance, music teaching, and composition respectively, exist, also with appurtenant curriculums for specializations.

The Academy continuously strives to adapt the programmes to both the needs of the job market and the individual student’s wishes. All programmes aim at a high professional level of music and teaching.

The Academy offers a range of further education and supplementary education, that apply to both postgraduate students and to other professionals such as teachers, nursery teachers, employees in the music business, etc.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees will be charged from students from non-EU/EEA countries. Read more.


The Royal Academy of Music is well-reputed institution with proud traditions and great musicians and music teacher have been educated at the Academy through the last 80 years. The Academy is ever-changing and develops into new directions.

With the new Study Programmes, the Academy is implementing a new subject area called entrepreneurship. It is a specially designed subject area that includes project management, entrepreneurship, marketing, networking, job market knowledge, etc. The subject prepares the students for the job market as it is today and will be in the future. The tendency is, that a great part of the postgraduate students have different freelance jobs in the music business, at the music pedagogical job market, and in cross artistic connections.

Entrepreneurship happens across subjects, generations, and nationalities and thus builds a bridge between the many music styles of the Academy and between teachers and students. The purpose of subject is to create cooperation and partnerships between the teachers and students of the Academy and relevant operators in the music business and music world.

Adult Programmes

The Academy also has a number of adult programmes that are both minded on postgraduate students and to other professionals such as teachers, nursery teachers, employees in the music business, etc.

3 + 2 System

The Danish Educational System for advanced studies, such as the music academies and the universities, follow a system introduced in 2003 that creates a greater compatibility both nationally and internationally between the various educational programmes. Everyone starts with a three-year Bachelor degree and may choose to follow it up with a two-year Master's degree. 

All programmes also follow the ECTS system. This European, standardised system attaches points to each programme that numerically indicates the body of work that it takes to complete a certain programme.

These standardisations make it possible to combine different programmes in separate institutions to create unique educations. They make it easier for foreign students to study in Denmark and for Danish students to study abroad.

Bachelor degree

The Bachelor degree is a three-year education that ends with a bachelor project. The purpose is to give the student basic skills as a musician and music teacher. At the Bachelor there will be several mandatory and broadly founding subjects, besides the training in the student’s main subject.

The Bachelor gives the student the right to use the appellation BA in Music and it gives the student access to further studies at the Master’s programme. It may also provide basis for a job.

Master’s degree

The Master’s degree is a two-year education and it builds on the Bachelor. Often the Master’s degree is in the same main subject as the Bachelor. The Master’s is more freely organized which means that the student to a greater extent may design his/her own programme. This gives the student the opportunity to specialize within the exact area of interest.

The Master’s degree gives the student the right to use the appellation cand.musicae (Master of Music).

Advanced Soloist Programme

In addition to the Bachelor and the Master's degree, the Academy offers a special Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Music to exceptional soloists. It carries 120 ECTS points and takes two years including possible exchange studies abroad.

Student with soloist talent may qualify for the Advabced Soloist Programmes through an entrance admission. The programmes ends with a piblic concert. 

Page last updated 14th of January 2018

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