Bachelor’s Degree, Full-Time Studies ...

Degree Programme in Culture and Arts, Music, Bachelor of Culture and Arts: 240 cr
Bachelor of Culture and Arts

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Head of Competence Area, Music Timo Salo, puh. 050 441 3243
Study Councellor Study Councellor Sirpa Levo-Aaltonen p. 040 837 6065
Study Affairs Coordinator Päivi Sohlman-Lukin, puh. 040 801 6256
Study Affairs Coordinator Inga Siedina, puh. 050 320 7836

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Course Structure Diagrams

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Musician

Special Admission Requirements

Eligibility to apply for Bachelor’s degree programmes in UAS depends on having completed at least one of the following:
- the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination;
- an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma;
- a European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma;
- Reifeprüfung (RP) Diploma;
- a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification with a scope of 120 credit units or 180 credit points, or a comparable previous Finnish vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units;
- a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma;
- a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification or a further or specialist vocational qualification as a competence-based qualification, or a comparable previous qualification; or
- foreign qualification that provides eligibility for higher education studies in the awarding country
You can apply to education during application period 2 in spring.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) may propose credit transfer based on their prior studies and competence.
Credit transfer for studies means that the student can transfer prior higher education studies to the studied degree if they meet the competence objectives of the degree programme. Any studies completed in other higher education institutions can be included in the elective studies.
Credit transfer for competence means that the student may propose competence tests to demonstrate his/her prior competence acquired through e.g. work experience, on-the-job training, courses, or hobbies. The student has to contact the teacher of the course who decides how the prior competence is identified and recognised.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Opetussuunnitelman mukaisten opintojen suorittaminen ja niitä vastaavan osaamistavoitteiden saavuttaminen.
Lisätietoja: TAMKin tutkintosääntö ja ammattikorkeakoululaki.
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Ammattikorkeakoululaki ja asetus ammattikorkeakouluista

Profile of the Programme

Completion of curriculum studies and achievement of related competence objectives.
Further information:
TAMK Degree Regulations

Key Learning Outcomes

The key artistic competence gained from this programme is musical expression, which includes playing a musical instrument, performing in ensembles, composing, music theory, and the history of music. In addition to these key competences, the degree programme in Music produces skills in music technology and music theatre.
Other areas covered are musicians' physical and psychological well-being, learning skills, communication skills, entrepreneurship for professional musicians, skills in working with others, innovation skills, international competence, and ethics.
Students will develop their skills from year to year according to the following scheme:
Year 1: Basic studies; orientation to professional studies
Year 2: Establishing the foundations of professional competence
Year 3: Developing a professional profile; advanced studies
Year 4: Establishing an individual professional identity and ability to research and further develop professional skills

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Music Theatre study path
Graduates of the Theatre Music and Music Drama study path typically work in a theatre, musical productions, orchestras or bands, or embark on solo careers. They can also work in various capacities towards developing their professional field. Where professional skills are concerned, this study option focuses on musical skills, and - depending on the student’s main instrument – on acting dance, composing, arranging, conducting, music technology, music production, free accompaniment, and playing in a group or band. The compulsory period of practical training and some of the teaching take place in professional theatres. Participating in theatrical productions is an important part of the learning process.

Access to Further Studies

3 vuoden vuoden työelämäjakson jälkeen mahdollisuus hakea ylempään AMK-tutkintoon, Tutkinto antaa hakukelpoisuuden myös soveltuviin yliopiston maisteriohjelmiin.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Assessment of study performances is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria
The detailed assessment criteria can be found in course implementation plans. The teaching and assessment methods are agreed on with students at the beginning of each course.
TAMK Degree Regulations

Graduation Requirements

Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.

Mode of Study

The teaching methodology of the Degree Programme in Music emphasises practical work and individual cultivation of professional skills based on solid theoretical knowledge. Some courses are taught on a one-to-one basis and others are group-based. The group-based methodology takes different forms: working in small groups, lecture-style teaching for large groups, and learning by performing in musical ensembles of different kinds, from trios to symphony orchestras.
Cultivating musical skills calls for long-term application on the part of the student. Teaching must therefore be arranged at regular, widely spaced intervals, in order to allow sufficient time for the independent practice necessary for the skills to develop. Studies of this nature are built up from a number of themes, each lasting several years. These studies are organised in periods of one academic year. There is also a place in the programme for topics suitable for intensive study over a short time; studies of this kind are run within single study periods. In addition, students participate in productions and projects, and undertake periods of practical training; these activities involve active engagement with working life and are an essential part of the learning process. Students also undertake project studies with a total credit value of 30 cr; these studies are incorporated into the student’s study schedule alongside other on-going studies at different times throughout the programme

Development of the Programme

The Ministry of Education and Culture’ definitions of policy and TAMK’s strategy have been considered in the curriculum.