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Main Subjects (Linjer)

Performance Singing (Utøvende sang)

In the Performing Vocals program, you will develop as a vocalist and as a person, both individually and with others. Dare to stand on your own as a singer and musician. A year in Performance Singing gives you the opportunity to develop into a versatile musician, and you will be challenged both as a lead vocalist, a backing vocalist, and a bandleader. The instruction focuses heavily on different ways to use the voice as an instrument, and you will have the chance to explore your voice in various genres and ensembles. We work to help you find your voice and become even more confident on stage and in the music you want to pursue. Viken is a creative school where self-produced material is prioritized, and where we focus on expression and uniqueness. For all students at Viken, and for you in the Performance Singing program, there is close cooperation with other programs at the school. This can range from arranging and recording your own songs to carrying out major productions both on stage and in the studio. One of the many highlights of the school year is our spring tour, where you, along with fellow students from various programs, plan and carry out a tour to a self-chosen location. Everything from booking and logistics to song selection and stage design is planned and executed by the students. This gives you, as a student, a very realistic experience of what it means to work as a touring musician. If you wish, you can combine the Performance Singing program with one of these three additional programs: Art, Outdoor Life/Sports, Studio

Music Production and Songwriting (Musikkproduksjon Låtskriving)

In the Music Production Songwriting program, you will develop as a songwriter, musician, and person through exploration and collaboration with others. A year in Music Production and Songwriting will boost your confidence as a songwriter and performer. Through individual tasks and various forms of group work, you will be challenged both as a lyricist and a composer. With the help of skilled teachers and fellow students, you can refine the songs you already have and find inspiration for new material. You will receive ample individual support, as well as opportunities to share your work with others and perhaps hear your songs performed by others. Viken is a creative school where self-produced material is prioritized, and we focus on expression and uniqueness. For all students at Viken, including those in Music Production and Songwriting, there is a close collaboration with other departments. This includes everything from arranging and recording your own songs to executing large productions both on stage and in the studio. If you wish, you can combine the Music Production and Songwriting program with one of these three additional programs: Art, Outdoor Life/Sports, Studio

Performing Instrument (Utøvende Instrument)

In the Performing Instrument program, you will develop as a musician and as a person by playing in a band and touring with others. Jazz, pop, rock, and all other genres are warmly welcomed! One of the many highlights of the school year is the spring tour, where you and fellow students from different departments plan and execute a tour to a self-chosen location. Everything from booking and logistics to song selection and stage design is planned and carried out by the students. This gives you a very realistic experience of what it means to work as a touring artist/musician. A year in Performing Instrument provides you with plenty of ensemble experience, and you will have the opportunity to develop alongside other skilled musicians in various genres and ensembles. Through instruction in the band room, you will receive feedback both as a band and as individual performers, and you will be challenged on how you can best contribute to the musical community. Viken is a creative school where self-produced material is prioritized, and we focus on expression and uniqueness. For all students at Viken, including those in Performing Instrument, there is a close collaboration with other departments. This includes everything from arranging and recording your own songs to executing large productions both on stage and in the studio. One of the many highlights of the school year is the spring tour, where you and fellow students from different departments plan and execute a tour to a self-chosen location. Everything from booking and logistics to song selection and stage design is planned and carried out by the students. This gives you a very realistic experience of what it means to work as a touring musician. If you wish, you can combine the Performing Instrument program with one of these three additional programs: Art, Outdoor Life/Sports, Studio

Music Production Studio

In the Music Production Studio program, you will develop both musically and personally through creative processes and collaboration with others. A year in the Music Production Studio program provides you with many useful tools to produce your own and others’ music. The instruction is designed to allow you to develop as far as you want, and you have a lot of control over what you wish to focus on. You will receive excellent guidance from skilled teachers, both individually and with your classmates, in everything from technical aspects to the creative processes that make up the craft. Viken’s professional studio facilities give you the opportunity to work with high-quality equipment that meets industry standards on a daily basis. Viken is a creative school where self-produced material is prioritized, and we focus on expression and uniqueness. For all students at Viken, including those in the Music Production Studio program, there is close collaboration with other departments. This includes everything from arranging and recording your own songs to executing large productions both on stage and in the studio. One of the many highlights of the school year is the spring tour, where you, along with students from various departments, plan and execute a tour to a self-chosen location. Everything from booking and logistics to song selection and stage design is planned and carried out by the students. This gives you a very realistic experience of what it means to work as a touring musician. If you wish, you can combine the Music Production Studio program with one of these three additional programs: Art, Outdoor Life/Sports, Studio

Art (Kunst)

The Art additional program can be combined with one of the four music programs. The additional program consists of 6 hours per week and is suitable for those who wish to explore their creativity in other art forms alongside music. As a student in the art program, you will try different techniques, forms, materials, and expressions. With a fantastic view over Lake Mjøsa, you can work with various art forms in our Reflektorium. No prior knowledge is required, just curiosity and a joy in trying out different forms of expression. During the year, we will cover the following themes and expressions: – Color theory – Material knowledge – Various forms of expression – Drawing – Painting – Collage – Ceramics – Photography Through guidance, assignments, and reflection, you will learn more about the subject and visual expression. Note that this program has an additional cost of 1500 NOK.

Outdoor Life/Sports (Friluftsliv/Idrett)

The additional Outdoor Life/Sports program can be combined with one of the four music programs. This additional program consists of 6 hours per week and is suitable for those who wish to engage in outdoor activities and sports alongside their music studies. Here, there will be a varied program in sports and outdoor activities. The goal is for us to have many great experiences together, with a focus on community, mastery, and joy. You will get to try out many different sports and activities, and hopefully get a taste of something you’ve never tried before. During the year, you will experience beautiful nature, including overnight stays in hammocks or lavvus and crackling campfires under a starry sky. So, if you love being outdoors and enjoy trying new activities and sports with others, this is the program for you! Together, we will find joy in the small and big things in nature, slow down away from the urban hustle, and perhaps wake up under the open sky. We will test new sports and fun activities, and the sum of this will be something that develops you musically, physically, and as a person. Note that this program has an additional cost of 3900 NOK.

Studio (Studio)

The additional Studio program can be combined with one of the four music programs. In the Studio program, you will work on the following: – Basic technical skills – Microphone techniques – Programming – Basic mixing – Industry knowledge and distribution Note that this program has an additional cost of 1500 NOK.