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ENTRANCE EXAM

                            

 

                                     

 

                                                

 
 

Examination dates

Entrance exams for study commencement in September (winter semester) take place in May and June, and in November and December for study commencement in February (summer semester). Alternative appointments can also be arranged. The appointment is always based on chronological order of incoming On-line registration.

The next entrance examinations for the last available study places for the upcoming academic year 2018/19 will take place on 31.08.2018 as well as in the first week of September: Apply now

 

 

General information

The entrance exams at the VMI take place in a relaxed atmosphere are free of charge and serve to determine the suitability for admission to the desired study. They consist of a review of theoretical and practical previous knowledge and whether they are sufficient to be included in the intended study. If this is not the case, alternative study options (e.g. preparatory course) can also be offered.

Appointments for entrance exams are made in chronological order of online registration, so that early registration before the beginning of studies is generally recommended. The decisive factor for admission to a study program at the VMI is whether applicants fulfill the requirements that are necassary for the relevant study program.

The result of the entrance exam will be announced immediately after the exam. After a successful entrance exam, an inscription can be made. Thereafter, it may be possible to apply for study grants or scholarships. People from non-EU countries can apply for a student visa after having succuessfully completed the entrance examination.

Entrance exams can be repeated as often as often as you like. The earliest possible opportunity to repeat an entrance exam ist the following semester.

 

 

Artistic and educational studies

The entrance examination includes a conversation in which the suitability and motivation for the completion of the chosen study program should be determined. Furthermore, theoretical knowledge and development of musical hearing are examined. For admission to artistic and educational programs, the the practical part of the exam is crucial, for which singers and instrumentalists have to perform three self-selected pieces. These should differ as far as possible in terms of execution (tempo, key, etc.). Lead sheets (no scores or tablatures) for the selected pieces are to be taken in triplicate.

The performance of the pieces can be performed as a solo performance or with the support of VMI musicians. Performances with playbacks or own musicians are not desired. It is recommended to take care when choosing the pieces to be performed that they can be put into practice without lengthy explanations or test runs. Decisive for a positive outcome of the exam is not the complexity of the selected pieces, but the musical realization of the pieces.

For inclusion in the songwriting study program, at least two own compositions or own arrangements must be presented.

For admission to the study programs media composition, composition and teaching qualification for composers, at least two independently written productions, compositions or arrangements for the entrance examination have to be taken. For this, appropriate notations have to be taken. If there are already recordings of the compositions, these can also be taken to the entrance examination.

 

 

Music Production

The entrance examination includes a conversation in which the suitability and motivation for the completion of the chosen study program should be determined. Furthermore, theoretical knowledge and development of musical hearing are examined. The practical part of the exam is decisive for admission to the music production degree program. For this, previous knowledge in the field of music production will be checked. If own productions have already been created, they should be included in the entrance examination and explained.

 

 

Music Business

The entrance examination includes a conversation in which the suitability and motivation for the completion of the chosen study program should be determined. Furthermore, theoretical knowledge and development of musical hearing are examined. The practical part of the exam is decisive for admission to the music business degree program. For this purpose, previous knowledge in the field of music management or the general organizational talent are checked. If there are already experiences in the management area (for example for artists, bands, etc.) or related activities have been carried out, relevant documents (press kits, etc.) for the entrance examination should be taken along.

On-line registration

 

 

 

 
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