To make sure our students get off to the best possible career start, we combine a high artistic/educational level with supplementary tools within artistic entrepreneurship, interdisciplinarity, communication, practice-oriented education and industry-related knowledge.



A degree from the Danish National Academy of Music constitutes a good starting point for a career in music.

Traditionally, SDMK graduates do extremely well in employment statistics, and statistics also show that a degree from SDMK provides our graduates with an above-average annual income for the artistic professions.


SDMK graduates mainly find employment as:

  • Musicians on national and international stages
  • Teachers of music at music schools, folk high schools as well as day and evening schools
  • Teachers of music at further education institutions, including the music academies
  • Musicians in ensembles, at theatres and on TV
  • Studio musicians and sound engineers
  • Sound artists and communicators
  • Cultural entrepreneurs, festival organisers and entrepreneurs in other fields
  • Organisers and composers

Our graduates typically create a sustainable work life for themselves by combining several of the above. The different angles and learning goals of our study programmes help chart their course.



The soloist programme is a two-year master’s degree programme that requires a master’s degree.

The soloist programme is the only master’s degree programme available to musicians. Most musicians seek out continuing or further training via lessons from musicians, singers and music teachers in Denmark and abroad.


Recent years have seen a general increase in the occupation of graduates from the artistic and cultural programmes. You can read more about the occupation of graduates from the artistic programmes here!




The Danish National Academy of Music holds two annual career days as well as a series of workshops on artistic entrepreneurship.

The objective is to bring focus to the career-related issues, challenges and opportunities facing graduates – and which students are probably (and hopefully) beginning to get a sense of.

The idea is partly to meet concrete needs for industry knowledge through the attendance of e.g. professional bodies, and partly, via presentations by alumni and actors, to inspire the students and prompt them to reflect on their own career opportunities and challenges.

The career days are a combination of presentations, workshops and panel debates, enabling the students to view the industry from various angles and to enter into dialogue with other students and the career day guests.