Lyd- og musikkproduksjon, utdanning på Noroff

Higher Professional Degree

Sound and Music Production

Study On Campus in Norway

This programme is designed for individuals who wish to work creatively or technically with music and sound. The degree is made for those who aspire to become artists, composers, producers, or work with sound and film music.

Oslo, Bergen

12 August 2024

2 years full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Sound and Music Production?

This programme teaches you to navigate a professional studio environment, master basic principles of music production, and understand how sound and music integrate into different media platforms. The course is offered in Bergen and Oslo, and you will have access to well-equipped studios from early morning to late evening. You will be part of a community of like-minded people who share your passion for the subject. The instructors have significant industry experience and are frequently available on campus. They are deeply committed to the subject matter.

The instruction, assignments, and assessments are practical in nature. As a student, you will have the chance to work on a range of individual and group projects, creating a diverse portfolio of sound and music productions in which you have contributed in various roles.

Career Opportunitie

After graduating from the Sound and Music Production programme, you could go on to pursue roles such as:

  • Music Producer
  • Artist
  • Songwriter
  • Sound Engineer for podcasts, film, and music
  • Producer of sound and music for advertising and other media
Tom André Hellesund

Tom André composed music for Norwegian blockbuster

Programme information

In the first year, you will cover a broad range of topics that will equip you with the necessary skills for various tasks in the industry. These topics include composition, music production, music and sound theory, and sound design for media.

During the second year, you can choose to specialize in either composition or sound engineering. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in Noroff Records, a student-run record label that releases songs created by Noroff students. The company is divided into two departments. Noroff Records has licensing agreements with Edda Music in Bergen and Musikkoperatørene in Oslo. These companies will provide training in promotion and marketing in association with the music releases from Noroff Records Oslo and Noroff Records Bergen. You can find a comprehensive list of the releases here.

First-year subjects include:

  • Studio Life Fundamentals
  • Music Production Fundamentals
  • Media And Post-Production
  • Semester Assignement
  • Listening Skills and Musical Structure
  • Songwriting Fundamentals
  • Production Process
  • Portfolio
  • Exam Project

Second-year subjects (Technical Track):

  • Studio Practice and Workflows
  • Studio Technology
  • Studio Live Recording
  • Media Sound Post-Production
  • Semester Assignment
  • Soundengineering in context
  • Project Workflows and Deliveries
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Portfolio Exam
  • Exam Project

Second-year subjects (Composition Track):

  • Studio Practice and Workflows
  • Listening Skills and Music Theory
  • Composing for Media
  • Songwriting
  • Semester Assignment
  • Songwriting in Context
  • Style Studies and Arranging
  • Project Workflows and Deliveries
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Portfolio Exam
  • Exam Project
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: Norwegian/English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Higher Professional Degree
Credits: 120 ECVET

Hardware and software

We recommend the following:


  • A recent Mac or Windows-based laptop for use with music software in classes and projects outside of the school's studios. Students will be provided with a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) license valid for the academic year, which can be used for all school projects. Most assignments can also be completed using the student's preferred DAW.
  • The school's studio computers are all OSX (Mac), and knowledge of this platform is part of the curriculum but not mandatory for personal laptops.

Audio Interface:

  • All students must have an audio interface with at least 1 microphone input (XLR) and headphone output. There are many affordable options, including products from Steinberg, Audient, Universal Audio Spark, SSL, and others. Feel free to ask for advice if you're unsure.


  • All students must have their wired, closed-back headphones of decent quality for individual tasks both at school and at home. There are numerous options to choose from, but we recommend looking at traditional brands like Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser, AKG.

Additional requirements for year 2:

  • Composition: Affordable software package with virtual instruments. Specifics will be provided at the beginning of the semester.
  • Sound Engineering: A Pace iLok dongle. It can be purchased at most stores selling music equipment.

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

Bachelor's Degree Abroad

After completing two years in Oslo or Bergen, you can pursue a third year at one of our partner schools abroad and earn a bachelor's degree. You have the option to choose between the BIMM Institute in London and several other cities or the University of South Wales in Cardiff.

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