The two-year masters course has a study load of 120 European Credits (ECTS) and is divided into four semesters.

The master programme "New Audiences and Innovative Practice" (NAIP) is the first master programme in the field of music in Iceland.

The two year innovative curriculum has been developed with four higher music education institutions and a further seven external professional and educational organisations in four European countries. The programme will provide musicians with the skills and knowledge to become artistically flexible practitioners and capable of adjusting to a wide range of situations in a variety of artistic and social contexts.

Whether your background is classical, jazz, folk or pop, if you are interested in leading creative projects and collaborating with practitioners in other art forms, then the master programme ‘New Audiences and Innovative Practice’ is the course for you!

What do NAIP students do?
Have a look at our Youtube Channel  or an impression of the kind of work NAIP students are being prepared for. The films have been made during several projects during our Summer Schools in Iceland and The Netherlands.

Course Information and Study Guide
The two-year masters course has a study load of 120 ECTS and is divided into four semesters. Click here to view the Study Guide.

The Master programme begins with a week long intensive summer school at one of the five partner institutions. Here the students will be able to work with some of the programme tutors and mentors, getting a flavour for the four modules and embarking upon an intensive creative project, performing and engaging with local communities. Throughout the programme NAIP students acquire competencies in four compulsory modules; ‘Leading and Guiding’, ‘Performance and Communication’, ‘Entrepreneurship and Project Management’ and ‘Action Research’. Specialisation is also possible in the following three areas: ‘Ensembles’, ‘Collaborative Practice’ and ‘Cross-Sector Settings’.

The personal and professional development of the student is at the centre of this programme and to a large extent the pathway is tailor-made, with each student having his/her own personal development plan, set up with his/her mentor. This plan will include the choice of an exchange to an overseas institution where the optional modules can be undertaken, and further guidance provided in relation to the ‘Professional Integration Project’ that each student will carry out during the second year.

Further information can be found on the programme web page.

The partner intitutions
Iceland Academy of the Arts (IS) Royal College of Music in Stockholm (SE) Prince Claus Conservatoire (NL) Royal Conservatoire (NL)