Degree requirements / Sibelius Academy: Common courses, department of music education, jazz and folk music

STUDIES OF MUSIC HISTORY

6v22 BASICS OF THE HISTORY HISTORY OF JAZZ (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
6v23 BASICS OF FINNISH JAZZ MUSIC HISTORY (3 ECTS credits, 134 hours)
7v69 BASICS OF THE HISTORY OF FOLK MUSIC (3 ECTS credits 80 hours)
4a95 BASICS OF THE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
y43 HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)
y41 MASTERS OF FILM  MUSIC (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)

STUDIES OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY, AUDIO TECHNOLOGY AND STUDIO TECHNOLOGY

tp47 BASICS OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (4 ECTS credits, 108 hrs)
tp48 BASICS OF AUDIO TECHNOLOGY (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)
tp67 STUDIO TECHNOLOGY AND SOUND PRODUCTION MINOR 1 (4 ECTS credits, 108 hrs)
tp68 STUDIO TECHNOLOGY AND SOUND PRODUCTION MINOR 2 (4 ECTS credits, 108 hrs)

INTRODUCTION TO STUDIOS AND CONTROL ROOMS

tn1 INTRODUCTION TO THE ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC STUDIO AT HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE (1 ECTS credits, 27 hours)
tn2 INTRODUCTION TO THE RECORDING STUDIO CONTROL ROOMS AT HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE (1 ECTS credits, 27 hours)
tn3 INTRODUCTION TO THE MINOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT AT HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE (1 ECTS credits, 27 hours)
tn4 INTRODUCTION TO VENUE AMPLIFYING AT HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE (1 ECTS credits, 27 hours)

OTHER STUDIES

4v29 BASICS OF BAND WORK (4 ECTS credits, 106 hrs)
7v68 DANCE MOVEMENT EXPRESSION, SINGING AND RHYTHM (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)
vm2 JAZZ AND IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP (7 ECTS credits, 187 hrs)
4v8 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THERAPY (5 ECTS credits, 134 hrs)
7v71 VIOLIN ACCOMPANIMENT 1: INTRODUCTION (2 ECTS credits, 54 hours)
7v72 VIOLIN ACCOMPANIMENT 2 (2 ECTS credits, 54 hours)
7v70 ORNAMENTATION IN FOLK MUSIC (2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs)
y42 CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA (3-4 ECTS credit, 80-104 hrs)
y37 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1-2 ECTS credits, 27-54 hrs)
y36 POSITIONS OF TRUST AT SIBELIUS ACADEMY (1-10 ECTS credits)
4s3-19 CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AS AN AREA OF SPECIALISATION (15 ECTS credits, 400 hrs)
4pa1 PROJECT (1-20 ECTS credits, 27 – 534 hrs)
4v28 RHYTHM MUSIC SINGING PEDAGOGICS 1 (Pop jazz singing and folk music) (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)
4v33 RHYTHM MUSIC SINGING PEDAGOGICS 2 (10 ECTS credit, 267 hours)
4p24 ACCOMPANIMENT (1-5 ECTS CREDITS, 27-134 HRS)
3y2 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN ARTIST AND MUSICIAN (3-6 ECTS credits)
pmv38 WEB EXPOSURE FOR ARTISTS (2–3 ECTS credits, 54–80 hours)
6v20 BASICS OF PRODUCING (2-3 ECTS credits, 54-80 hrs)
y26 WORK PLACEMENT (1-12 ECTS credits, 27-324 hrs)
46v1 FUNDAMENTALS OF CLASSICAL PIANO (3-5 ECTS credits, 81-134 hours)
4v31 BASIC STUDIES IN PIANO MUSIC (6 ECTS credits, 161 hours)
y44 ARTISTS, ART WORLD AND SOCIETY (2, 4 or 6 ECTS credits; 53, 107 or 160 hours)
y45 CAREERS LARP (2 ECTS credit, 53 hours)

 

STUDIES OF MUSIC HISTORY

6v22 BASICS OF THE HISTORY HISTORY OF JAZZ (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • Be able to recognise the musical characteristics of various jazz music styles;
  • Know the various phases related to the historical development of the styles; and
  • Be able to analyse and pinpoint historical music they hear.

In addition, students will have knowledge of the following:

  • The most important people in jazz music's development;
  • Jazz music as a part of African-American culture; and
  • The music industry's impact on the history of jazz music.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study

  • Lectures 64 hours
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance
  • Review test, including a listening exam

 

6v23 BASICS OF FINNISH JAZZ MUSIC HISTORY (3 ECTS credits, 134 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students:

  • are familiar with the development of jazz music in Finnish culture;
  • are familiar with the most important people in Finnish jazz music's development;-are familiar with the cultural interaction between African-American jazz music and Finnish culture; and
  • are able to analyse and pinpoint historically the music they hear.

Prerequisites
Students have an understanding of the musical characteristics of the various styles of jazz.

Instruction and study

  • Lectures 64 hours
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance
  • Review test, including a listening exam

 

7v69 BASICS OF THE HISTORY OF FOLK MUSIC (3 ECTS credits 80 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with Finnish folk music from prehistory to the present 
  • become familiar with the social and aesthetic backgrounds of folk music
  • know where to look for background information for the contemporary folk music phenomena
  • see Finnish folk music as part of the music cultures of the world

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           

  • Lectures and assignments 30 hours
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance, review test and assignments

 

4a95 BASICS OF THE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • be able to relate the developments in the history of jazz as well as popular and rock music
  • recognize the key styles in jazz and popular as well as rock music and relate them to the stylistic and cultural developments of their era

Recommended year of study
2nd or 3rd year

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study

  • Lectures 44 hours
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance
  • Online assignments or an essay examination
  • Listening examination
  • The teacher assesses all items of the performances

 

y43 HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students
- are familiar with the characteristics of different rock genres
- are familiar with the various phases related to the historical development of the genres
- can analyse and date music.
Students will also be familiar with
- the most important persons and ensembles in the history of rock
- rock music as a part of African-American culture;
- the role of music industry in the history of rock.
Evaluation:
pass/fail

 

y41 MASTERS OF FILM  MUSIC (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students
- are familiar with the characteristics of film music from different eras
- are familiar with the various phases related to the historical development of different styles
- can analyse and date music.
Students will also be familiar with
- the most important persons in the history of film music
- film music as part of the sound track
- the role of the film industry in the history of film music.
Evaluation:
pass/fail

 

STUDIES OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY, AUDIO TECHNOLOGY AND STUDIO TECHNOLOGY    

If the student completes courses tp47 – tp69, he or she can apply for the course tp26 Recording and Sound Production 1.

 

tp47 BASICS OF MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (4 ECTS credits, 108 hrs)

Learning outcomes

  • Introduction (4hrs): Learn how to receive and send email and attachments, how to utilise online web teaching material, and how to make ftp file transfers
  • Sequencer (4hrs): Learn how to produce music in a DAW environment and basics of mixing
  • Notation (4 hrs): Learn how to utilise computers in notation and sharing unmeasured notation
  • Publication (4 + 4 hrs): Examine production of visual material and various file formats, and learn how to create a simple HTML site from those materials and how to update it online

Recommended year of completion
First year

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           

  • Students register for the course on WebOodi in the spring semester, allocation to groups takes place in the autumn and spring semester at:
  • Attendance at study group meetings items a-c, 4 hours each; item d, 8 hours (20 hours in total)
  • Independent work (a maximum of 56 hours) ,
  • Previous studies
  • Studying the material at www5.siba.fi/tvt
  • Continuous attendance

Students can attend each of the courses only once.

Performances           

  • Learning outcomes a-d:
  • Familiarity with the online material on basic IT
  • Attendance at lessons
  • Submittal of assignments for items a-d as agreed upon with the teacher

Qualifications
tp47 is a prerequisite for courses tp48 Basics of Sound Technology and 4p22 African American Music (Music Education).

 

tp48 BASICS OF AUDIO TECHNOLOGY (3 ECTS credits, 80 hrs)

Students will:

  • record and mix a small ensemble and to compile a sequent recording on the workstation
  • obtain a general overview of audio technology and be familiar with its importance in the work of a musician or a music teacher

The course consists of the following parts:

  • Introductory lecture
    • Why are the basics of sound technology worth understanding?
    • What should every musician know about recording?
    • What is sound?
    • How acoustics affect recording?
    • Modern computer-based recording devices
  • Group teaching 1
    • Usage of recording equipment (recording methods)
    • Usage of audio workstations (introduction to Pro Tools audio production software)
  • Group teaching 2
    • Students record their own playing/singing and a small ensemble recording
  • Group teaching 3
    • Editing and mixing your own recording and making a CD
    • Independent work
    • Reading online teaching material
    • Making a work sample CD 

Recommended year of completion
Second year

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Basics of information and music technology

 

tp67 STUDIO TECHNOLOGY AND SOUND PRODUCTION MINOR 1 (4 ECTS credits, 108 hrs)

Students will learn to use the minor control equipment at Helsinki Music Centre.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with recording, signal routing, principles of analogue and digital environments, microphone technology, recording space related questions
  • learn to use the minor control equipment in a group or by themselves
  • use a field recorder
  • become familiar with the Sibelius Academy studio regulations and obey them 

Recommended year of completion
Third year

Evaluation
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Basics of audio technology

Instruction and study           

  • Class attendance
  • Submittal of individual and group assignments and reports as agreed upon with the teacher.
  • Participation in a field recording exercise.

Performances           
Group recording and mixing of a piece of the students' choice with the minor control equipment at the Helsinki Music Centre

 

tp68 STUDIO TECHNOLOGY AND SOUND PRODUCTION MINOR 2 (4 ECTS credits, 108 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to assemble and use recording equipment
  • become familiar with recording and mixing as well as producing different music styles
  • transfer their skills to other environments
  • enhance their skills for independent work 
  • qualify for further study on music technology

Recommended year of completion
3rd-4th

Evaluation
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses

  • Studio technology and sound production minor 1
  • Instruction and study           
  • Class attendance
  • Submittal of individual and group assignments and reports as agreed upon with the teacher.
  • Familiarity with the studios at the Helsinki Music Centre

Performances           

  • A production exercise that includes a recording session
  • Individual recording and mixing of one or several pieces with the minor control equipment at the Helsinki Music Centre as agreed with the teacher.

 

INTRODUCTION TO STUDIOS AND CONTROL ROOMS

The following orientation classes are intended for students who have registered for or completed courses related to studio technology or music technology.  These classes give a brief introduction to a space or technical resource.  After completing these classes, students can gain access to the technical spaces of Sibelius Academy (studios, control rooms) and will be able to use them in connection with their studies.  Note! These classes are not intended for learning studio work. There are other courses for studio work.

 

tn1 INTRODUCTION TO THE ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC STUDIO AT HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE (1 ECTS credits, 27 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to switch on the studio equipment, become familiar with the uses of the central equipment, and to set up digital and analogue routings for the basic functions of the equipment
  • become familiar with the studio computers and the basic uses of the software
  • become familiar with studio practices, electrical safety regulations and hearing protection

Recommended year of completion
No recommendation 

Assessment
The teacher will assess the student's level of participation and evaluate the examination on a scale of pass/fail.

 

tn2 INTRODUCTION TO THE RECORDING STUDIO CONTROL ROOMS AT HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE (1 ECTS credits, 27 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the signal paths and wirings in the studios
  • learn to make simple multitrack recordings in the studios and performance spaces

Evaluation
Pass/Fail

 

tn3 INTRODUCTION TO THE MINOR CONTROL EQUIPMENT AT HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE (1 ECTS credits, 27 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • become familiar with the signal paths and wirings of the minor control equipment (jazz, folk music, music education)
  • make simple multitrack recordings with the minor control equipment

Evaluation
Pass/Fail

Previous studies
Students are required to have completed courses in sound and studio technology or work experience in a studio. Students will be admitted to the orientation period through a proficiency test.
If the student fails the test, he or she is required to complete course tp67  Studio Technology and Sound Production Minor 1, which entitles them to work in a minor control room.

 

tn4 INTRODUCTION TO VENUE AMPLIFYING AT HELSINKI MUSIC CENTRE (1 ECTS credits, 27 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • learn to switch on the venue amplifying equipment and to plug in microphones, DI boxes, stage monitors, and necessary add-ons
  • become familiar with the sound amplification systems in the different halls
  • learn to work the mixing desk
  • become familiar with studio practices (including wireless equipment), electrical safety regulations and hearing protection

Recommended year of completion
No recommendation 

The teacher will assess the student's level of participation and evaluate the examination on a scale of pass/fail.

 

OTHER STUDIES

4v29 BASICS OF BAND WORK (4 ECTS credits, 106 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • be familiar with the basics of band playing and guiding band playing;
  • have basic skills on band instruments (electric guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, voice) and ensemble playing;
  • be familiar with the basics of arranging for band instruments;
  • be familiar with the equipment necessary for band playing (amplification, effects); and
  • obtain basic skills for work in a band environment.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           
Instruction in ensemble playing in groups of 5-8 students up to 60 hours

Methods           

  • Assignments
  • Presentation of the assignments
  • A public performance or another project
  • The teacher assesses all items of the performances

 

7v68 DANCE MOVEMENT EXPRESSION, SINGING AND RHYTHM (3 ECTS credits, 80 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will become familiar with the music cultures of the world, focussing on the music of one specific area or culture.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           
Group instruction 56 hours
Performances           
Class attendance

 

vm2 JAZZ AND IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP (7 ECTS credits, 187 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • Be able to improvise and know the principles of jazz expression;
  • Know the principal jazz standards.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
Audition

Instruction and study            
Supervised small ensemble work with various teachers, up to 74 hours per academic year.

Methods            

  • Individual practice 115 hours per academic year
  • Performances            
  • Attendance at rehearsals and a public performance once an academic year

The teacher will give credit for the course (pass/fail)

 

4v8 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THERAPY (5 ECTS credits, 134 hrs)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • approach music from the angles of psychological wellbeing and rehabilitation
  • describe the possibilities of music therapy in various contexts
  • list and describe the basic methods of music therapy
  • be familiar with the goals of music therapy and the principles of clinical work
  • know where and how to look for further information on education, research, and clinical work in music therapy

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Preceding courses
4op4 Special Education in Arts Subjects. This course can also be offered via Open University.

Instruction and study           
Lectures and demonstrations up to 24 hours

Methods           

  • Participation in instruction and demonstrations
  • Individual work: 114 hours: Assignment

Literature

  • Ala-Ruona, Saukko & Tarkki (2009): Musiikkiterapiapalvelut
  • Erkkilä & Rissanen (2008): Kuntoutus: Taiteet ja kuntoutuminen p. 683-699
  • Saukko, P. (2008): Musiikkiterapian tavoitteet lapsen kuntoutusprosessissa, p. 17- 43
  • Kaskinen, M. (2003). Musiikkiterapian historiaa Suomessa. In Ala-Ruona,
  • Erkkilä, Jukkola & Lehtonen (ed.). Muistoissa – Petri Lehikoinen 1940-2001, p.  69-87,
  • or as agreed with the teacher.

Performances and assessment
Class attendance, learning assignment

 

7v71 VIOLIN ACCOMPANIMENT 1: INTRODUCTION (2 ECTS credits, 54 hours)

Target group (required level):
This course is intended for violin majors and students with violin skills. No prior knowledge of folk music is required.

Learning outcomes
Students
are familiar with the basics of violin accompaniment and the basic Schottische beat
are familiar with drone accompaniment and the basics of "power chords" as well as three- and four-note chords

Evaluation:
pass/fail

 

7v72 VIOLIN ACCOMPANIMENT 2 (2 ECTS credits, 54 hours)

Target group (required level): This course is intended for violin majors and students with violin skills.

Learning outcomes
Students 
are versed in the basics of violin accompaniment learned in the Violin Accompaniment 1 course and with the rhythmically and technically more demanding elements of violin accompaniment.

Evaluation:
pass/fail

 

7v70 ORNAMENTATION IN FOLK MUSIC (2 ECTS credits, 54 hrs)

Target group (required level):
This course is intended for students interested in playing and singing folk music. Any instruments are welcome in the course. No prior knowledge of folk music is required.

Learning outcomes
Students
are familiar with ornamentation of melodies and with methods of perceiving different ornaments.
have tools for individual expression in folk music

Evaluation:
pass/fail

 

y42 CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA (3-4 ECTS credit, 80-104 hrs)

A symphony or chamber orchestra workshop. The participants prepare and play a concert under a conductor's direction.

Learning outcomes
Students

  • are familiar with work in a symphony or chamber orchestra
  • are familiar with playing techniques from different style periods
  • are familiar with and acquire skills for professional orchestra work

Evaluation:
pass/fail

Instruction and study
- attendance at rehearsals and the concert (for instance, six rehearsals and a concert)
- independent practice of parts

Preceding courses
Level D in an orchestral instrument or equivalent level

 

y37 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (1-2 ECTS credits, 27-54 hrs)

This course can emphasize dance and movement.

Objective
To become familiar with different types of dance and to obtain knowledge and ideas in reference to the promotion and lifelong maintenance of physical fitness. Some of the options in this module include: music and movement, relaxation and fitness, jazz dance, tap dancing, African and Latin dances, and creative movement. This course can also be offered via Open University.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Instruction and study           
Group instruction 30 hours

Methods            

  • Participation in the work of an administrative organ or other administrative work.
  • Performances            
  • Credits for this module are given by the department head on the basis of the student's written report on the project.

 

y36 POSITIONS OF TRUST AT SIBELIUS ACADEMY (1-10 ECTS credits)

Objective
Familiarity with the administration of Sibelius Academy through activity in the administrative bodies of the Academy and the Students' Union; skills and knowledge of administrative work.
The student asks for a testimonial of his or her activities in the  administrative body in question from the secretary of the body.  In order to be assigned to a position of trust, the student must be elected in due course (e.g. through electoral procedure). As a rule, credits for this module can be obtained only for the work of a regular member of the body if the amount of work of a deputy member has been smaller than the regular member's. Credits for this module are given by the department head on the basis of the testimonials and written work.

The contents of this module include work in one or more of the following bodies:

  • One term (1 year) in the Student Union Board 4 ECTS credits
  • One term (2 years) in the Student Union Body of Representatives 2 ECTS credits
  • One term (3 years) in the University of Arts Board 3 ECTS credits
  • One term (3 years) in the some of the Academic Board or one of its divisions
  • One term (1 year) in the Student Association Board 2 ECTS credits

If the student has been active in the administrative body for less than a full term, the extent of the module is counted from the work load of the shorter period in proportion to the alleged work load of a whole term.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

4s3-19 CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AS AN AREA OF SPECIALISATION (15 ECTS credits, 400 hrs)

The Certificate in Educational Administration was launched in 1993. It is intended for those working or intending to work in administrative roles in education. Further details about the certificate are available on the website of the Finnish National Board of Education.

Methods           

  • Independent work in accordance with the schedule announced by the Finnish National Board of Education.
  • Performances           

The head of the department will give credit for the course when the Finnish National Board of Education has awarded the certificate.

 

4pa1 PROJECT (1-20 ECTS credits, 27 – 534 hrs)

Objective

  • Students will become familiar with a specialisation area though project work.
  • The project plan must include the following:
    • goals and schedule of the project
    • student's intended workload by phase (27 hours = 1 ECTS credit)
    • preferred teacher-in-charge, and if the project is worth more than 10 ECTS credits, preferred hours of supervision

The head of the department will approve the content and teacher-in-charge. The teacher-in-charge will give credit for the course.

Learning outcomes
the learning outcomes will be agreed upon with the teacher-in-charge.

Recommended year of study
3rd–5th year

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Methods           

  • Completion of the project as planned.
  • Performances           
  • Report on the project
  • The head of department assigns the assessors.

 

4v28 RHYTHM MUSIC SINGING PEDAGOGICS 1 (Pop jazz singing and folk music) (10 ECTS credits, 267 hrs)

Autumn semester 6 ECTS credits + spring semester 4 ECTS credits, 267 hours), Music Education Department. This course can be taken as the specialisation area of teachers' pedagogical studies.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basics of vocal technique: anatomy and physiology
  • be able to teach according to the level and characteristics of the pupil; interaction between teacher and student 
  • acquire the skills required for teaching basic vocal technique to children, teenagers, and adults
  • become familiar with voice technique-related teaching methods

Learning outcome, spring semester
Students will:

  • become familiar with the different styles and vocal repertoires of African-American and/or popular music 
  • acquire the skills necessary for teaching rhythms, phrasing, and improvisation for different styles
  • become familiar with current teaching materials
  • be able to produce teaching materials and apply their skills creatively in teaching
  • learn to provide constructive feedback
  • qualify for Voice Pedagogy, African-American Music B

Recommended year of completion
Not before the 3rd year

Evaluation
On a scale of 0-5

Preceding courses
At least Level C in pop/jazz voice (Music Education Department) or equivalent level in another genre, completed in the year of the course.

Instruction and study            
Lectures 54 hours (autumn semester 30 hours + spring semester 24 hours)
Practice teaching

Methods            

  • Observing teaching and level performances 15 hours
  • Performances           
  • Class attendance autumn semester+spring semester
  • Written analysis exam autumn semester
  • Learning diary or essay spring semester
  • Listening exam spring semester

 

4v33 RHYTHM MUSIC SINGING PEDAGOGICS 2 (10 ECTS credit, 267 hours)

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different vocal schools and international voice terminology
  • acquire the skills necessary for teaching pop/jazz voice (also to the opposite sex)
  • have the skills to coach a voice student on the basic and D levels.
  • learn to choose teaching methods and materials according to the level and characteristics of the pupil
  • be able to demonstrate and teach the key styles of African-American music
  • be able to teach creatively both individuals and groups.
  • learn to apply their creative skills in teaching
  • learn to provide the pupils with tools for individual practice and reflection
  • learn to provide constructive feedback to pupils

Recommended year of study
4th year or later

Evaluation
On a scale of 0–5

Preceding courses
Pop music singing pedagogics 1

Instruction and study            

  • Lectures: 32 hours
  • Supervised teacher training 10 hours
  • Videotaping teaching

Methods            

  • Teaching two practice pupils of both sexes for 10 45 minutes sessions per semester per pupil
  • a group instruction session of 60 minutes for practice pupils
  • A learning diary 

Performances            

  • Class attendance and study diary
  • Written exam autumn semester, assessment: On a scale of 1-5
  • Teaching demonstration spring semester, assessment: On a scale of 1-5
  • Listening exam spring semester
  • evaluation of a Level D performance examination
  • Oral feedback

 

4p24 ACCOMPANIMENT (1-5 ECTS CREDITS, 27-134 HRS)

Learning outcomes
Students are capable of accompanying by themselves or as a part of an accompanying ensemble. An approved number of accompaniment hours (reported and signed, e.g., by the teacher). Accompanying by themselves, or in an ensemble, in Sibelius Academy's instrument or vocal lessons and exercises. The course can be completed five times. Accompaniment required for one completion should be done during the same academic year. The instructor of accompaniment or ensemble play decides the workload that constitutes completion of the course, if it is not participation in level performance.

Participation in a level performance
Level B: 2 ECTS credits
Level C or equivalent: 1 ECTS credit
Level D or equivalent: 0,5 ECTS credit

Participation in other than level performances: contribution approved by the teacher
Min. 1 ECTS credit
(1 ECTS credit = 27 hrs of work)

Instruction and study
Accompaniments and/or ensemble work by the student min. 27 hrs in an academic year.

Requirements
An approved number of accompaniment hours (reported and signed e.g. by the teacher).

Recommended year of study
1st-5th year

Assessment
Pass/Fail

Performances           
An approved number of accompaniment hours (reported and signed, e.g., by the teacher)(student's name and dates). The course can be completed five times. Accompaniment required for one completion should be done during the same academic year. The instructor of accompaniment or ensemble play decides the workload that constitutes completion of the course, if it is not participation in level performance
Credits for this module are given by the department head on the basis of the student's written report on the project.

 

3y2 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN ARTIST AND MUSICIAN (3-6 ECTS credits)

Department of Arts Management

Instruction and study            

  • Lectures for a maximum of 40 hours
  • Individual work a minimum of 40 hours; it is possible to acquire 1-3 extra ECTS credits completing separate assignments
  • Performances            
  • Class attendance and completion of practical assignments

 

pmv38 WEB EXPOSURE FOR ARTISTS (2–3 ECTS credits, 54–80 hours)

Department of Arts Management

The course introduces website and social media tools that might be used in increasing artists' Web exposure. In addition, students are introduced to the principles of portfolio working, where students collect samples of their skills, starting from the beginning of their studies. The purpose of the training is to give students proficiency to collect, save, and reflect their own skills.

Learning outcomes

  • Students: know the most central social media channels and understand their benefits;
  • are capable of creating a simple and sufficient website for marketing purposes;
  • know what sort of material they should and are allowed to make public on the Internet; and
  • know how to "tweet."

Evaluation
0–5

 

6v20 BASICS OF PRODUCING (2-3 ECTS credits, 54-80 hrs)

Producer team

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • Know how to write a production plan;
  • Know the basics of agreement conventions, grant applications and budgets;
  • Know how to arrange technical services in a concert; and
  • Know the basics concert marketing and promoting.

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

y26 WORK PLACEMENT (1-12 ECTS credits, 27-324 hrs)

Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students know the practical work life requirements, challenges, and opportunities of their field. 

Assessment
Pass/Fail

 

46v1 FUNDAMENTALS OF CLASSICAL PIANO (3-5 ECTS credits, 81-134 hours)

The aim of this course is for the students to obtain an overview of the fundamentals of classical pianism, including repertoire, playing techniques, practice methods, and phrasing.

Learning outcomes

  • Students will obtain an overview of the fundamentals of classical pianism, periods, composers, and compositions.
  • Students will become familiar with repertoire, playing techniques, practice methods, and phrasing.

This module is intended for pop/jazz piano majors.

Assessment
The teacher and a colleague will  assess on a scale of pass/fail.

 

4v31 BASIC STUDIES IN PIANO MUSIC (6 ECTS credits, 161 hours)

This study module is optional for first-year music education students (piano minors) who wish to improve their piano technique. Both group instruction and individual practice include ensemble playing, accompaniment, and (sight) reading practice of different textures. The repertoire is chosen comprehensively from different genres.

Learning outcomes
Students will:

  • be familiar with different piano textures and their influence on pianism from the Baroque to the present day; and
  • be familiar with basic technical and interpretational questions of piano playing and learn to develop their technique and practice methods.

Evaluation
On a scale of pass/fail and oral feedback.

 

y44 ARTISTS, ART WORLD AND SOCIETY (2, 4 or 6 ECTS credits; 53, 107 or 160 hours)

Learning outcomes
This course in career skills is intended for all graduating students at the University of the Arts Helsinki. After this course, students perceive the connections between artistic work and society and the domestic and international art worlds. Students are familiar with the principles of an artistic career: basic concepts of culture production, structures and stakeholders in the arts world, foundations of cultural and artist policies, funding systems, international dimensions of artistic work, and entrepreneurial and leading skills, such as budget, taxation, and intellectual rights.

Evaluation:
pass/fail

 

y45 CAREERS LARP (2 ECTS credit, 53 hours)

Learning outcomes
After the careers live role play, students are familiar with the skills required of an artist and a musician: planning, problem solving, performing, negotiating, and teamwork.

Evaluation:
pass/fail

Preceding courses
It is recommended that students first complete the lecture series on Artists, Art World and Society.