Folkwang

FACULTY 1 (Music) | Institute for Popular Music | Professional Media Creation

In the Bachelor and Master study courses at Faculty 1 – excluding the Concert Study Course of Excellence, as well as for the "Popular Music" Master study course at the Institute for Popular Music and the "Professional Media Creation" Master study course at the Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media (ICEM) in cooperation with the SAE Institute Bochum, the language verification at the A1 proficiency level must already be provided when enroling. For applicants without that language knowledge, who are beginning their study in the winter semester, a five-week compact course – including final examination – is offered at the A1 proficiency level (200 lessons) before the start of the semester.
The B1 (B1.1 and B1.2) language proficiency level goal must be attained within two semesters following enrolment and be verified by a successful written and oral examination.

FACULTY 2

1. Language requirements for the "Music with Teaching Option" Bachelor and Master study courses
For the Teacher Training study, the "The German Language Examination for university admission" verification (DSH examination at least at the DSH2 language proficiency level) must already be submitted when enroling. The DSH examination is not conducted at the Folkwang University of the Arts. The language entrance level is also the proficiency level goal.

2. Other Bachelor and Master study courses in Faculty 2
In the other study courses at Faculty 2, the B2 (B2.1 and B2.2) language proficiency verification must already be provided when enroling. For applicants without language knowledge at the B2 proficiency level, who are starting their study in the winter semester, a five-week compact course – including final examination – is offered at the B2 proficiency level (200 lessons) before the start of the semester.
The C1 (C1.1 and C1.2) proficiency level goal must be attained within two semesters following enrolment and be verified by a successful written and oral examination.

FACULTY 3

1. Language requirements for the "Vocal Studies | Music Theatre" Bachelor of Music study course
In the Vocal Studies | Music Theatre Bachelor study course at Faculty 3, the A1 language proficiency verification must already be provided when enroling. For applicants without that language knowledge, who are beginning their study in the winter semester, a five-week compact course – including final examination – is offered at the A1 proficiency level (200 lessons) before the start of the semester.
The B2 (B2.1 and B2.2) language proficiency level goal and the successfully completed B2 conversation course must be verified within 4 semesters following enrolment. Verification implies the passing of both the written and oral examination at the B2.2 proficiency level and the passing of the colloquium at the end of the B2 conversation course.

2. Language requirements for the "Voice Performance" Master study course
In "Voice Performance" Master study course at Faculty 3, the A2 proficiency level language verification must already be provided when enroling.
The B2 (B2.1 and B2.2) language proficiency level goal and the successfully completed B2 conversation course must be verified within 3 semesters following enrolment. Verification implies the passing of both the written and oral examination at the B2.2 proficiency level and the passing of the colloquium at the end of the B2 conversation course.

3. Language requirements for the "Acting" Artist Diploma, the "Directing" Artist Diploma study courses as well as the "Musical" Bachelor study course
In the "Acting" Artist Diploma, the "Directing" Artist Diploma study courses as well as the "Musical" Bachelor study course at Faculty 3, the B2 language proficiency verification must already be provided when enroling.
The C1 (C1.1 and C1.2) proficiency level goal must be attained within two semesters following enrolment and be verified by a successful written and oral examination.

4. Language requirements for the "Dance" Bachelor study course
No language skills are required in the German as a Foreign Language (GFL) course when enroling.
The A2 (A2.1 and A2 language proficiency level goal must be verified within four semesters following enrolment. Verification implies the passing of both the written and oral examination at the A2.2 proficiency level.

5. Language requirements for the "Dance Pedagogy" and "Dance Composition" Master study courses
In the "Dance Pedagogy" and "Dance Composition" Master study courses, the A2 proficiency level language verification must already be verified when enroling (this also implies the proficiency level goal).

6. Language requirements for the "Physical Theatre" Artist Diploma study course
In the "Physical Theatre" Artist Diploma study course, the A2 proficiency level language verification must already be provided when enroling.
The B1.2 language proficiency level must be verified by the time of registration for the final module by means of a passed written and oral language examination.

FACULTY 4

In the study courses at Faculty 4, the B2 (B2.1 and B2.2) language proficiency verification must be already provided when enroling. For applicants without language knowledge at the B2 proficiency level, who are starting their study in the winter semester, a five-week compact course – including final examination – is offered at the B2 proficiency level (200 lessons) before the start of the semester.
The C1 (C1.1 and C1.2) language proficiency level goal must be attained within two semesters following enrolment and be verified by a successful written and oral examination.

 

as of: the Language Examination Regulations dated 04.10.2017

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