University College of Music Education
Founded in 1960 by a group of music educators with a passion for innovation, the University College of Music Education is a unique institution dedicated purely to the education of music and speech teachers.
The University College of Music Education, also known as SMI, focuses primarily on degree programmes for teaching children and youth in music and arts schools, as well as in adult education. Known for its spirit, SMI was a ground-breaker for offering programmes specializing in modern popular music genres. It is also the only college in Scandinavia that offers a degree in aesthetic voice and speech pedagogy (Logonomy).
SMI is a mature and dynamic institution, where the majority of students have several years of teaching or other relevant artistic experience behind them. Alongside on-campus studies, practical teaching experience is included in the programmes.
In addition to their Bachelors’ programmes, SMI offers a range of single-study courses for those looking to explore their musicality.
Its campus is located in the expanding academic district of Huddinge, alongside Södertörn University, the Swedish Red Cross University College, and branches of KTH and Karolinska Institutet.