Course GLP3AH

Heavy Metal: Music Production, Culture and Creative Conventions

7.5 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 46, 2024

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • analyse and identify musical characteristics and conventions of various sub-genres of heavy metal
  • use basic terminology to discuss production strategies and the sound of various sub-genres
  • explain and reflect on various social, cultural, and historical asåects that are associated with various subcultures of heavy metal
  • describe and reflect on how social and cultural aspects of heavy metal affect and are affected by the production conventions of various sub-genres
  • apply musical conventions ande explore specific sounds and expressions in various sub-genres of heavy metal.
Starts and ends:
week 46, 2024 - week 3, 2025
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Entry Qualifications :
  • General entry requirements
Selection :
Final school grades (66 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34 %)
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
2 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn/Canvas) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
18,375 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
18,375 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees:
Open for late application
Literature List

Literature lists are published at the latest one month ahead of the course start date.

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