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Composition

For three years you can study composition with a focus on composition and arrangement. The composition studies are based on projects, individual tutoring and seminars.

You study, among other things, arrangement, instrumentation, harmony theory, counterpoint, practice by ear, form/analysis, music history, industry knowledge and stage production. The projects contain practical work with different ensemble constellations as well as film/music drama. We have a large number of partners for whom you will have the opportunity to compose music, for example Norrlandsoperans Symphony Orchestra, Norrbotten NEO, Norrbotten Big Band, The Opera Studio at Kapellsberg, the courses in film and game programming at Luleå University of Technology in Skellefteå to name just a few. In our regular composition forums, you also have the opportunity to meet international composers and musicians who visit our school. You can also supplement your education profile by freely choosing courses from the other course offerings at the School of Music.

  1. Musical profile (composition, arrangement and harmony)
  2. The musical craft (music theory, ear training, practical piano, form analysis, related arts, ensemble management, recording technique, presentation technique)
  3. Artistic knowledge (artistic knowledge, music history)


With us, you get the opportunity to collaborate with students from other specialisations as well as with students from the audio technology programme.

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Contact person for the specialisation Composition

Jan Sandström

Sandström, Jan - Professor

Organisation: Musical Performance, Music, Media and Theatre, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
Phone: +46 (0)911 72621

Your teachers:

Composition : Jan Sandström , Fredrik Högberg

Theory: Jörgen Häll , Aaron Sunstein , Per Högberg

Degree Project: Åsa Unander-Scharin , Stefan Östersjö

Arrangement / Instrumentation, Hans Hjortek