Tuition fee €4,740 per semester
Application fee €1,000 one-time
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Overview

Your music is a mixture of hip hop, gamelan and singer/songwriter. Your dream is to become a top musician… We welcome you to our music performance degree BMus Popular Music, the talent factory for musicians of all genres!

The promotion of your musical abilities and your own artistic identity are the first priority in the Popular Music study programme. A mix of individual major and minor lessons, ensemble lessons, repertoire and accompaniment coaching will form your musical basis throughout the entire course of studies. You will hone your musical craft, test yourself in interaction with others and sharpen your artistic profile. You will learn all the basics, tools and the necessary routine in courses such as composition, songwriting, performance training, artist development, pedagogy and recording techniques.

Programme structure

7 SEMESTERS 210 ECTS

1. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
Basics in Theory and Practice

  • Recording Techniques
  • Musical Analysis
  • Music Theory
  • Practice Project I
  • Instrument Major I / Ensemble I / Instrument Minor I
  • Pop Music History

2. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
Development and Performance

  • Music Theory – Harmony
  • Performance Practice I
  • Elective I – Choir & Body Percussion
  • Practice Project II
  • Instrument Major II / Instrument Minor II / Ensemble II
  • Musicology

3. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
Songwriting and Recording

  • Songwriting
  • Composition
  • Studio techniques
  • Practice Project III
  • Instrument Major III / Instrument Minor III / Ensemble III
  • Media Law – Music & Sound

4. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
Arranging and Stage Training

  • Arrangement
  • Performance Training
  • Elective II
  • Practice Project IV
  • Instrument Major IV / Instrument Minor IV / Ensemble IV
  • Language / Physiology

5. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
Internship / Study Abroad
The fifth semester is all about practical work. During an internship at home or abroad or study abroad you will expand your professional repertoire in a targeted manner and establish direct contact with the business world and the various music scenes.

6. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
Music Business and Pedagogy

  • Pedagogy I
  • Arrangement II
  • Elective III (Correpetition & Repertoire)
  • Practice Project V
  • Instrument Major V / Instrument Minor V / Ensemble V
  • Artist Development I

7. SEMESTER 30 ECTS
Artist Development and Thesis

  • Pedagogy II
  • Elective IV
  • Instrument Major VI / Instrument Minor VI / Ensemble VI
  • Artist Development II
  • Bachelor’s Thesis

Career opportunities

As a popular musician you make sure that the music of tomorrow remains exciting. You are a recording artist, songwriter and working musician at the same time, creating musical experiences for an audience in changing environments.

A BMus in Popular Music will prepare you for a number of different freelance careers:

author/composer, adapter/arranger/orchestrator, performer/musician
sound-engineer/sound technician for concerts, events, theatre, radio, TV, sound carriers

You could also collaborate with:

song-writers/composers, lyricists, speakers, bands/music groups, orchestras
producers, sound studios, clients from industry and business

Or employment with:

production companies, ensembles, concert organisers, apprenticing companies
phono-industry, labels, publishers, distributors, TV and radio stations, PR and marketing agencies

Apply now! Winter semester 2023/24
Application deadline
31 Aug 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
1 Oct 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Winter semester 2023/24
Application deadline
31 Aug 2023, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
1 Oct 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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