Are you interested in the role of music in cultural life? And do you like to communicate?
In the supplementary subject in music culture, you get an opportunity to work with music as a key cultural phenomenon as seen from sociological, cultural-theoretical and anthropological perspective. Today, music is everywhere – accompanying every aspect of our lives as an all-pervasive soundtrack. Whether we listen, play, dance or compose – we are all part of the cycle of music culture.
In music culture, you study different forms of musical practice, from classical to hip-hop in both current and historical contexts, including the organisational, institutional and industrial settings that define the framework for music as a cultural field.
Music is thematically divided into user and production culture as well as everyday and event culture. You also work with music as an aesthetic expression and a cultural code based on analytical approaches, as well as the creative and practical construction of music.
In music culture, the emphasis is on the theoretical, social and technological aspects of music. Here you study subjects such as copyright, digital composition and the way audiences experience music.
The supplementary subject in music culture, combined with two years of completed basic studies, qualifies you for admission to the Master’s degree programme in music studies.
In order to be admitted to a supplementary subject, you have to be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree programme at a Danish university. Furthermore, the academic regulations of the bachelor’s degree programme have to allow for a combination with a supplementary subject.
You also have to meet the admission requirements for the supplementary subject in question. You can familiarise yourself with the requirements on the Danish version of this page by clicking on Danish in the top right corner.
Read more about admission to supplementary subjects.
As a student it is important to know the regulations for the chosen supplementary subject: what is the content, how is it structured and what does it require from you.
You can find this information in the academic regulation for the bachelor’s supplementary subject:
In the following graphical presentation of the subject you can see the different modules and courses that, in addition, link to the course catalogue where you can read the course descriptions.
Part of your teaching in music culture is in the form of lectures. In addition, there are classroom lessons in theory and computer laboratory work. There is no admission test for music culture, but it is nevertheless an advantage if you can read music.
Music studies is taught at the Kaserne – the former barracks in Langelandsgade – along with dramaturgy, art history, aesthetics and culture, and comparative literature. The barracks are therefore a hive of activity, and you can always hear sounds coming from rehearsal rooms and stages – even evenings and weekends.
Graduates with a supplementary subject in music culture find work in the cultural world as:
IT, media and music are also increasingly melting together. You can therefore also find work as:
The supplementary subject in music culture provides you with the following skills: