Keystone logo
University of the Arts Helsinki Bachelor of Music in Classical Music Performance: Guitar
University of the Arts Helsinki

Bachelor of Music in Classical Music Performance: Guitar

Helsinki, Finland

3 Years

English, Finnish, Swedish

Full time

Aug 2024


* application period of 3 Jan – 17 Jan 2024.


Study to become a top-level guitar professional in an international and welcoming atmosphere.

Why study here?

We give you the chance to study guitar at the highest possible level and help you in your journey of becoming exactly the kind of artist that you aspire to be. You will also acquire the competence to work as a highly competent guitar teacher. Almost all of Finland’s most esteemed classical guitar players have completed their degrees at the Sibelius Academy.

About the studies

This programme is a combined 3-year Bachelor's and 2,5-year Master's degree. Our practice-oriented and international environment is ideal for learning the artistic, technical, and pedagogical skills needed to master guitar as a musician and as a teacher. In addition to guitar lessons, your curriculum includes studies in chamber music, guitar pedagogy, sight-reading, guitar history, repertoires, and free accompaniment. You will also complete elective studies and possible minor subject studies. You can also choose courses organized by the other two academies of the University and complete so-called joint studies that are available for all students. Performing in concerts is also essential to your studies.

Through your pedagogy studies, you will learn to observe the learning processes of other students as well as your own, increase your knowledge on the development of children’s and young people’s psychological and motoric skills, and learn to analyze these processes from the point of view of a guitar professional.


In addition to the Sibelius Academy’s own guitar teachers, you will also learn from international guests and attend masterclasses that are held on a regular basis. The guitar is also available as a minor subject for students of other instruments.

Career Opportunities


Scholarships and Funding

About the School