The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark

The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg (RAMA) is a state institution under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture, charged with responsibility for the further education courses in music, and for otherwise contributing to the promotion of musical culture in Denmark.

RAMA trains students for careers as professional musicians, and, depending on the course taken, students graduate either as solo performers or as music teachers.

The BMus (Rhythmic Music and Dance Education) degree at The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, is a 3-year study course (180 ECTS credits) in which students acquire specialized knowledge, skills, and qualifications to become rhythmic musicians/singers as practitioners and teachers in ‘Singing, Dancing and Playing’(SDP) as well as teachers of a main instrument.

The degree course offers a broad palette of teaching and inspiration in the form of subjects, projects, concerts, courses, trips and much more. All of these help students to develop their musical and artistic personalities – without forgetting the all-important aspect: to be able to work together with others in a creative and dynamic way. A special element in this course is the annual tour with the show that students create from scratch and which is full of traditions. This combines movement, theater and music in a very specific way. In addition the study trip to Africa, Cuba or Brazil (normally) is an important part of the course – also used as a springboard for creative processes in relation to the teachers role.

RAMA has a strong emphasis on entrepreneurial studies for all students (Bachelor, Master, Soloist). The aim is to create an entrepreneurial mindset that runs through all courses offered by the Academy. One central element in this is a mandatory course (9 ECTS on Bachelor, 12 on Master level).

There are also a multitude of alternative possibilities for students – not least in the form of cooperation across the range of courses and genres, since the Academy of Music also runs programmes within classical, electronic, rhythmic and global music. We encourage students to become involved in this cooperation and to make use of the international openings as regards exchanges and study trips.