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Study description

The pre-study course offers comprehensive and professional preparation for regular studies and includes private lessons (vocal, instrumental or composition) as well as the supplementary subjects (ensemble, harmony and ear training). Normally, following 1 to 4 semesters of this goal-oriented preparation, students are able to begin a main study.


Study details

Study commencement: September (cross-entry in February possible)

Study duration: Max. 6 Semesters (minimum 2 Semester)

Requirements: Musical experience and knowledge of music theory as well a timely online registration and passing the entrance exam (audition). Applicants from non-EU countries must have a valid visa. This can be applied for the relevant consulate upon passing the entrance exam.

Tutors: All courses are conducted by professional and internationally active musicians and experienced educators as well as specialists from the creative industry, studio technology, musicology music management and marketing.

Curriculum: Study plan

Grants and scholarships: As a rule, students taking a preparatory course are not entitled to state funding. Further information regarding this matter can be attained from our office.

Graduation: Preparatory courses are completed by taking the entrance exam in the chosen main study (eg: diploma study).


€120 once-only enrolment fee

€219 monthly tuition fee


Study registration

Online registration for the entrance exam is free, non-binding and possible at any time. Auditions serve to assess whether practical and theoretical skills are sufficient for the chosen study. Should the applicant not satisfy the criteria, or another study is found to be more appropriate (regardless of the study chosen in the online application), an alternative offer can be made. The entrance exams generally take place at the following times:

- For the winter semester (beginning of studies in September): May / June

- For the summer semester (beginning of studies in February): November / December

Alternative appointments can also be arranged.


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