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  • Course level: Bachelor/master.
  • Year of study: One semester, fall or spring.
  • Preliminary schedule: Tuesdays 12:00-14:30.
  • Final assessment: Assessment from the course instructor.
  • Language of instruction: Norwegian and/or English.

Course description

The course will help students become aware of their various identities, roles and opportunities in music and other areas of expertise, to make them better equipped to create a life as music workers. The main focus is to identify, develop and present one's personal portfolio.

The course is open to all students, but master students are given priority.

Responsible department: Music Education and Music Therapy Department.

Course coordinator: Lisbeth Wathne Svinø.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to

  • have a conscious awareness of their own artistic identities
  • have knowledge of various communication channels and target groups
  • be able to communicate with various target groups about their own areas of expertise
  • have basic knowledge of using social media and other media channels


  • Raising awareness of the students own position and artistic identity
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Communication - concepts, principles and practice
  • Project work - artistic and administrative
  • Preparation of CV and presentation materials


The course is taught in seminars of 3 times 45 minutes per week for 10 weeks. In addition, students will receive 3 hours of individual counselling. A schedule will be distributed at the semester start.

Course requirements

1. Attendance and active participation are mandatory. More than 20% absence from class will normally cause the student to fail the subject.

2. Students will present their portfolio for the class and course teacher.

3. Students must hand in 3 written assignments during the course, which will constitute their professional portfolio.

  • CV
  • Electronic presentation (for instance PowerPoint)
  • Concert bio (short presentation of the student)

Deadline: All course requirements must be approved by 1 December / 20 May.

Final assessment

All course requirements must be approved prior to obtaining a final assessment.

Assessment is based on learning objectives. The final assessment is given as a pass/fail mark, which is determined by the course coordinator based on each student’s level of achievement throughout the course period.

New assessment

In the case of re-assessment, students must retake the course in its entirety.

Study component

Published: Apr 3, 2020 — Last updated: Mar 26, 2022