Cultural music studies, bachelor

In our programme, you will be able to work in musical and cultural tasks and understand its societal and ecological interactions.

The programme is organised by the Seinäjoki Unit of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. Contact teaching takes place in Seinäjoki during office hours 1-3 days a week. It is also possible to participate remotely.

Why study here?

This programme provides you with versatile capabilities for working in different musical and cultural fields for example as a journalist, critic, or curator, or in an organisation of the field or other administrative and intermediary roles in the field.

The education is based on interest in music as a cultural and societal phenomenon and does not require previous instrument studies.

Content and objectives

The teaching is carried out in a hybrid format, partly on site in Seinäjoki and partly as remote teaching. You can also select study units from the offer of University of the Arts Helsinki that will be implemented in Helsinki. 

The core of the programme is to understand the multidimensional nature of the music and cultural sector and its societal and ecological interactions.

Bachelor’s studies

The framework of teaching is based on the basic and intermediate studies of cultural music studies, and specialisation studies corresponding to your interest can also be included in a versatile manner. The studies emphasise knowledge of the music and cultural sector, critical thinking skills and the ethical foundations of art and research.

Specialisation studies can focus on the music industry, cultural policy and administration, cultural entrepreneurship and management, subcultures and scenarios, and cultural heritage. Study units can also be selected from the offer of other academies at University of the Arts Helsinki and from the joint course offering.

Versatile career

The degree focuses on critical and extensive musical and cultural expertise, which offers opportunities to work as a journalist, critic, or curator, or in organisation of the field or in other administrative and intermediary roles in the field. In your studies, you can emphasise your own interests and thus create a suitable pathway for working life.

Applying

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Teachers

Our teachers are the best experts in their field. In addition to our permanent teaching staff, other specialists also visit the degree programme.

Doctoral studies

After your graduate, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies, for example, in the arts management, society and creative entrepreneurship master’s programme of the Sibelius Academy or in research-oriented master’s studies at the University of the Arts Helsinki or another university.

Target degree and length of study

Bachelor of Art
3 years

Unit

Sibelius Academy

Application languages

Finnish Read more about the language skill requirements

Tuition fee

Annual tuition fee €5,000 for students studying in English and come from outside the EU and EEA countries.
Read more about the tuition fees

Application period

No admission in 2023. Next possible time to apply will be announced later.

Supervising teacher

Antti-Ville Kärjä
Professor

Piia Kleemola-Välimäki
Education Manager