Orchestra Conducting - Advanced Postgraduate Programme

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma of Orchestra Conducting, 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Campus Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level
Duration 3, 4 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7750 EUR


As a student in the three or four-year orchestral conductor programme, you will specialise in the many possibilities of the symphony orchestra. To support your conducting, you will receive tuition in the analysis of form and structure, instrumentation, aural studies and coaching with répétiteur. Practical ensemble experience will form an important part of your education. Here you will be able to work intensively to perfect your conducting technique, and you will be coached in artistic interpretation and implementation.  

Read about the Orchestral Conductor Programme here.

Career Opportunities

Students of both ensemble and orchestral conducting will make the acquaintance of professionally-relevant ensembles. The Academy has good co-operation agreements with Copenhagen ensembles and the Danish regional orchestras.


Applicants for Advanced Postgraduate level must apply online and attend to a live audition. 
This applies for both EU/EEA applicants as well as Non-EU/EEA applicants.

Read about RDAM's entrance examinations and repertoire requirements 

Application Deadlines

Find the application deadlines for RDAM's study programmes here.

Tuition Fees

Full-degree students who hold a citizenship outside EU/EEA must pay a tuition fee each year

Read more about RDAM's tuition fees 

Further Information

The Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition.

General introduction to the Danish Educational System: 
The Danish Higher Education System

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education:

Non-EU/EAA/CH applicants

Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EAA/CH applicants

Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Sep 01

Study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level


The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) offers programmes in music performance, Instrument and Voice, as well as in Composition, Conducting and Sound Engineering, and electives in subjects such as Pedagogy and Church Music. The Faculty aims to foster and develop student’s individual artistic profile and technical skills drawing on a solid pedagogical foundation and years of artistic professional experience.

All Programmes are taught in English, which is also spoken by both Faculty and students.

RDAM has an extensive international network and cooperates with some of the world’s leading music academies. Students are ach year offered masterclasses with internationally renowned artists and educators both in person and through Advanced Audio Network Technology that connects RDAM to music academies across the globe. With more than 50% international students and a nationally diverse Faculty, RDAM is a great starting point for students embarking on an international career.

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