Tonmeister/Sound Engineer

Master (2 years) of Tonmeister/Sound Engineer, 120 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Campus Earn Your Music Degree at The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4600 EUR


The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) offers three-year Bachelor's programmes (BMus) and two-year Master's programmes (MMus) in which the students specialise in a particular field or instrument. Following the Master's degree, the graduate is able to apply for admission to the Advanced Postgraduate programme which has the duration of two years, and concludes with a public debut concert.The Royal Danish Opera Academy is also affiliated with RDAM.
Further information about RDAM's programmes:

Career Opportunities

During the studies, the student will gain qualifications in music, production and sound technique within the genres of both rhythmic contemporary and classical music. The student usually specialises by genre/sector or focus on the role of producer or sound technician. RDAM also has a close collaboration with the Danish Broadcasting Cooperation (DR).

About the Degree

The principal study is in music production and recording techniques. Tuition is also provided in aural studies, basic piano, music theory, history of music and much more. In addition to semester projects, set productions and optional subjects, the student is able to participate in study trips, master classes, music evenings, company visits, listening tests, etc.


EU/EEA applicants must attend a live entrance examination when applying to Bachelor's and Master's level. Applicants from outside the EU/EEA must apply online with a recording of their audition when applying to this level.

All applicants to Postgraduate level must attend the live auditions no matter their citizenship.  

Read all about entrance examinations, required repertoire and how to apply at:


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA. Students enrolled within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education:

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

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

Non-EU/EAA/CH applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EAA/CH applicants

Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Sep 01

Earn Your Music Degree at The Royal Danish Academy of Music


The Royal Danish Academy of Music is the only music academy in Denmark solely specialised in classical music performance. It is a dynamic and vibrant artistic educational institution with a strong international profile that is part of Copenhagen's musical and cultural scene.The large international student body and its international relations provide all students with an broad international dimension to their degree. 

The Academy's programmes offer students performance training at the highest level with the possibility of electives in pedagogical training. Besides the purely instrumental and vocal programmes, specialised degrees are also available within composition, conducting and church music, as well as Tonmeister (sound engineering). 

The Academy's fundamental artistic activities are exemplified in its comprehensive and varied range of concerts, as well as high-profile projects within educational and artistic developmental work and research. 

The Royal Danish Academy of Music is located in the outstanding architectural surroundings designed by Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen. The building is in high international standards with plenty of room for teaching and rehearsals, as well as unique concert and professional production possibilities.

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