Career guidance

RMC provides students with career guidance as part of the teaching process, and it is also possible to obtain individual guidance from the academic staff. On the pages describing the individual study programmes, you can read more about the career possibilities and typical career paths for graduates of the individual programmes.

 

Guidance within the scheduled teaching

Part of the common career guidance is provided within the subject of Cultural and Business Studies in all programmes of the Conservatory. In this subject, students are taught about a number of factors that are central to the employment and career prospects in their respective programmes. The teaching aims to provide students with knowledge and tools relevant to the employment market for which they are being trained, and to ensure the best possible transition from their studies to working life.

 

Practical work experience and collaboration with companies in the music industry

It is one of RMC’s aims to provide students with an opportunity to acquire practical experience in relation to business and careers, and to enhance the employability of graduates by, for example, strengthening the business-relevant aspects of their programmes, including through practical work experience.

In the Music programmes practical experience include concerts as well as teaching. Concert experience involves a concert tour of one week, while teaching practice takes the form of both practical experience carried out at the Conservatory as well as obervational studies carried out at external music schools.

In the Music Management programme, one semester’s external practical experience is taken in companies in Denmark or abroad. The students also carry out four semester projects during their programmes, typically in collaboration with companies in the music industry.

In the Sound Technology programme internships of differing durations are carried out in the course of the programme.

RMC has also entered into a number of active partnerships which include practical training collaborations with the DR Big Band, the music venues Vega and Jazzhouse, Roskilde Festival and a list of partners within the field of education.

 

Teachers associated with the business community

The vast majority of the teachers at RMC are active practitioners within their disciplines. This is secured in the terms of their employment, and by fact that the majority of RMC’s teachers are part-time staff members. The student can thus seek guidance from teachers who possess an up-to-date and concrete understanding of practice within the industry, and who have a direct connection with the employment market.

 

Individual career guidance

Throughout their study programmes, students at RMC are able to seek individual career guidance from the staff of the various programmes.

 

Life after graduation

Since its inception in 1986, RMC has produced more than 700 graduates. These are now active and making their mark right across the rhythmic music scene – many of them right at the forefront of the target employment areas of the programmes, as practising and innovative artists, or as teachers, sound engineers and music industry players. On the individual study programme pages you can read about some graduates of the individual programmes, and what they do today.

 

Employment surveys

Since 2004, in order to create awareness of the employment market that the students are being trained to enter, educational institutions under the Ministry of Culture have drawn up joint annual reports on the employment situation of graduates. You can read the employment reports for the years 2004-2012 here: Goals and results [link coming soon].