The four most common career paths for music studies graduates are:
- Music teacher at upper secondary schools, folk high schools, continuation schools, music schools, training colleges, evening classes, etc.
- Graduates from the Department of Musicology also find work in cultural institutions as coordinators, project managers, consultants, information officers, producers, critics and musicians.
- Music education and training. Education is a subject that receives focus in music studies, and some graduates find jobs as singing teachers, choirmasters and conductors, while other graduates get involved in development, coaching and team building, etc.
- IT, media and music merge more and more. Some graduates of music studies therefore pursue careers as editors of music sections in publications, composers of music for computer games, developers of music programmes, consultants or company advisers.
Competence profile for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree graduates in music studies:
- The many faces of music: You learn to look at music as a cultural, historical and theoretical phenomenon, and you acquire in-depth knowledge of the different genres that characterise different periods and parts of the world.
- Management and communication: As a music student, you are “on” – whether as a conductor, key speaker, singer or musician. You therefore learn to communicate in a confident and lively manner, and you are trained to carry out management functions, participate in process management and creative problem-solving in connection with practical/musical work processes.
- Structuring: You learn to work independently and to define, structure and implement projects and processes.
- Collaboration: Collaboration and interaction are important parts of music – in connection with ensembles, musical accompaniment and conducting choirs, for example. You therefore learn how to work together well, and to understand your own role in an ensemble or conductor situation.