The Academy offers tuition by the leading practitioners in a performance-based, creative and research environment. Our 240-credit, four-year bachelor, 120-credit, two-year year master and four-year doctoral studies in arts provide opportunities for talented students to master their abilities to the highest level in study areas of music, theatre, dance or film. The Academy promotes art discipline didactics and entrepreneurship by training teachers and art managers. Studies in the humanities – musicology, folk music studies, theatre and film studies – provide the latest theoretical knowledge and facilitate research in art theory, history and artistic research.
During bachelor’s studies students learn how to apply knowledge, skills and attitudes artistically and creatively in selected art studies and art-related professions. Master’s studies help students develop distinquished and individual artistic expression, provide knowledge about practice based research, and lead to independent study. Doctoral studies are designed for emerging artists and researchers who will be able to influence and shape the future of culture.
The Academy is open to international applicants and admits talented students to bachelor, master and artistic doctorate studies (from 2019)to study programmes: Music Performance (all specializations, see our course catalogue) and Composition.
In 2016, the new specialization Contemporary Performance, which includes Contemporary Ensemble and Contemporary Improvisation, was launched. International applicants are very welcome.
From 2019, the joint study programme ECmaster will be launched in cooperation with European Chamber Music Academy ECMA and partner institutions Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (France), Fondazione Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Onlus (Italy), Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague (The Netherlands), Norges musikkhøgskole (Norway), Royal Northern College of Music, Fondazione (United Kingdom), Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Austria).