University of Stavanger - Department of Music and Dance

The Department of Music and Dance has 230 students and offers studies in classical music, jazz / improvisation, dance, conducting, pedagogy and art education, as well as music production and recording techniques.


The department educates performing musicians and dancers, instrumental / dance teachers and cultural professionals for regional, national and international markets. This is achieved with performance-based bachelor and master programs, as well as advanced studies and continuing education programs.

Students and teachers are engaged in extensive concert and performance activities and regularly organize projects with ensembles and orchestras. The department also has regional responsibility for the “Young Musicians” talent development program in Rogaland county.