Master Composition, Music Theory, Composition-Musical Theatre

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Admission to the Master´s Programme Composition, Music Theory, Composition – Musical Theatre

For graduates of the Bachelor's Programme in "Composition and Music Theory" at KUG the following applies:

Students who have graduated from the Bachelor´s Programme in “Composition and Music Theory” at KUG will be admitted to the appropriate Master´s Programme if they have completed the subject area in the Bachelor´s Programme that has a related emphasis:

  • Completed BA Composition and Music Theory with the emphasis Composition -> MA Composition
  • Completed BA Composition and Music Theory with the emphasis Music Theory -> MA Music Theory

 

If this is not the case, then admission to the Master´s Programme is also only possible after it has been judged positively that candidates have met the qualitative admission requirements.

Admission to the Master´s Programme Composition – Musical Theatre is without exception only possible after it has been judged positively that candidates have met the qualitative admission requirements. 

 

For external applicants, who have not graduated from the Bachelor´s Programme in Composition and Music Theory at KUG, the following applies:

Admission to the Master's Programme requires the completion of Bachelor’s Degree Composition or Music Theory or another relevant, equivalent Study Programme at a recognized post-secondary educational institution. Moreover the applicants have to pass a colloquium by an examination board.

 

In the course of the required online-application for the Master´s Programme Composition, Music Theory or Composition – Musical Theatre we would need the following documents according to the respective application deadline (1 May for colloquium in June or 30 June for colloquium in September) in order to be able to forward your documents to our Dean of Studies for checking the equivalency of your preliminary studies:

 

  • Your Bachelor´s Diploma Certificate telling your academic degree (on your University´s letter paper and with your University´s stamps/seals and signatures)
  • Official German (English is also OK) translation* of the Bachelor´s Diploma Certificate
  • Your Bachelor´s final examination Certificate (on your University´s letter paper and with your University´s stamps/seals and signatures) 
  • Official German (English is also OK) translation* of the Bachelor´s final examination Certificate
  • Your Transcript of Records (Diploma Supplement / Academic Record / complete list of all subjects that you have passed, the credits/semester hours and grades on your University´s letter paper and with your University´s stamps/seals and signatures)
  • Official German (English is also OK) translation* of your Transcript of Records / Diploma Supplement / Academic Records / list of subjects
  • Please also pay attention to any required diplomatic legalization* of your documents!

 

* Here you can find further information regarding the official translation and diplomatic legalization of foreign documents and here you can find an information sheet from the Welcome Center.

 

See here for the required German language competency for studies at application/admission.

 

Please note, that your major artistic subject has to be mentioned in your documents. Otherwise please submit a confirmation about your major artistic subject issued by your University (on your University´s letter paper and with your University´s stamps/seals and signatures) in addition.

 

IMPORTANT: For the Master´s Programme "Composition" and "Composition-Musical Theatre" you have to submit 3 representative scores as well as your curriculum vitae in advance and in time to the respective application deadline!

 

Only after your work has been judged favourably and the equivalency of your preliminary studies has been confirmed by the Dean of Studies, you will be notified for the placement colloquium!

 

The placement colloquium is made up of the following parts:

 

  • Submission and presentation of original compositions (Master´s Programme Composition and Composition-Musical Theatre) and/or original music theory analyses plus oral discussion of this work with the exam committee
  • Demonstration of practical musical abilities

Here you can find the entrance requirements.

 

The test of qualitative admission requirements is based on the content of the Bachelor´s final exam (see curriculum) and represents a review of what is required at this level. The external applicants have to prove that they have the artistic potential to meet the demands of the particular Master´s Programme they want to study.

In the course of the colloquium it will be determined, if necessary, which courses the candidate still needs to complete from the Bachelor´s Programme in “Composition and Music Theory”.

 

Please mind: After successfully passing the colloquium you are not automatically admitted to the Study Programme – the enrolment has to be done personally at the Registrar´s Office (Palais Meran, Leonhardstrasse 15, ground floor) in time! See also “How will I be admitted to the study program?

 

 

Further information:

 

  • Here you can find further information about the Master´s Programmes Composition, Music Theory, Composition – Musical Theatre or. directly visit the website of the Institute 1.  
  • The current entrance exam dates are available in time here.

  • A step-by-step instruction for the online-application for the entrance exam can be found here.

    • Note: If you are already studying at KUG you do not have to create an online-applicant account, as we have your data already stored in our KUGonline system. Please log in with your student account and have a look at your KUGonline business card, in order to add a new application for the entrance exam for the respective Study Programme. For specific advice please contact: admission@kug.ac.at.

  • The current deadlines and dates for the admission to the studies are available here in time.
  • Information about costs, grants and allowances at KUG can be found here.  
  • Here you can find information about beginning your studies at KUG.
  • For questions about planning and beginning your study at KUG you can contact the Welcome Center.

 

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