Study Plan instructions: Vocal music

This is how you make a Study Plan for your exchange application.

How do I get started?

Start planning your Study Plan by looking into your main subject/instrument curriculum here: Under Sibelius Academy, you can also find the section “Courses for exchange students”, from which you can find suitable elective courses from other main subjects’ curricula and studies open for all students regardless of department (e.g. language studies, performance studies, physical education).

Make sure you include the courses and credits required as compulsory by your home institution.

In case you are accepted as an exchange student, you will need to start a Learning Agreement according to your home institution’s guidelines.

A significant amount of the studies in vocal music consists of separate projects and master classes, which will be announced during the academic year. However, it is not possible to take opera courses unless it is your main subject during the exchange period at Sibelius Academy.

Vocal music studies for exchange students

Main subject studies, voice: one-to-one vocal classes 28 x 45 min /semester and accompaniment 7 or 14 x 45 min /semester: 5-7 ECTS /semester.

Other vocal performance main subject studies (see under your main subject):

Ensemble, choir: ensemble or chamber music 0,5-1,5 ECTS/semester, other productions upon audition 3 ECTS/semester, choir or other vocal production 1-2 ECTS/semester

Performing skills, ergonomics & wellbeing: 2-4 ECTS/semester

General musical skills: structural awareness of music 2-3 ECTS/semester, music history 2-4 ECTS/semester

Language skills: Recommended Finnish for exchange students 2 ECTS/semester and other language studies 2 ECTS

Secondary instrument: upon application/decision by department concerned 0-14 hours/semester 0-3 ECTS/semester

Electives: depending on student’s interests and department, for example general pedagogy and/or instrumental pedagogy, well-being studies etc. Check the  elective studies listed in the Study Guide, especially under “Vocal Music”.

Main subject studies, opera coaching: See the  Study Guide for Opera Coaching

These courses have been popular electives among our exchange students in the past. Click the name of the course to see its page in the Study Guide (opens in a new tab).

Language courses

Well-being and performance and learning coaching

Creative skills and improvisation

Early music

Folk music

Global music

Music education

Music history

Music technology

Arts Management, Society and Creative Entrepreneurship
Master level students only

Vocal music