Norwegian Folk Music, bachelor
The Bachelor’s programme in Norwegian Folk Music is a three-year course of studies. The first two years include an introduction and a specialisation within the field of Norwegian folk music. The third year is used to strengthen the profile of the Bachelor’s degree. The main aim of the third year of study is to develop students’ expertise on the basis of the two years of preceding study in the subject.
One may mention that the folk music programme maintains good contact with Nordic and other European folk music institutions, which provides an opportunity for students to study abroad for part of the third year of study.
Target Group and Admission Requirements
The Bachelor’s programme in Norwegian Folk Music is designed for people who are interested in performing and teaching Norwegian folk music. Admission to the study programme is based on general admission requirements or prior experiential learning accreditation.
Aim of the Programme
The Bachelor’s programme will provide students with an introduction to, and specialisation in, Norwegian folk music.
The practicing, creative and mediating aspects are stressed, particularly during the second and third years. Students choose a main instrument which they will work with for the whole of the three-year study programme. In the third year, the students may choose a subject area that will strengthen the profile of their studies, either through practical or theoretical study.
Please refer to the course descriptions.
Curriculum and structure
The Bachelor’s programme in Norwegian Folk Music comprises Norwegian Folk Music I, II and III.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The study methods include lectures, individual lessons (main instrument), group lessons, seminars, excursions, home assignments and project work. Other possible methods may include concert activities, arranging folk festivals, and teaching practice.
Theory and Practical Training
The intention of training periods is to provide students with practical experience in mediating folk music to others, either in connection with archive work, performing or mediating and teaching folk music. The study programme is dependent on both the dissemination of folk music and the relevant theory.
The assessment methods include written examinations and verbally presenting practical (performances) or theoretical topics. In addition, students will individually submit project assignments and reports. Some of the programme requirements will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis while others will receive letter grades. (Please refer to the curricula of the following study programmes: Norwegian Folk Music I and Norwegian Folk Music II).
Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean
Publisert av / forfatter Frode Evenstad <Frode.EvenstadSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 28/10/2012