Musicology – Bachelor’s and Master’s
Musicology in Combination with an Artistic Discipline, the only course of its kind in Germany, has been offered at Folkwang since WS 2004/2005. This combined course provides insights into artistic production processes and guarantees an extremely practice-oriented training experience. Currently, choral directing and ensemble directing, instrumental studies, vocal studies, music theory and Gregorian chant can be selected as the artistic discipline. Graduates are qualified to become writers (for radio, television or print media), editors, script and drama developers, or speakers in the areas of culture and music.
The course is structured as a six-semester Bachelor’s course and a four-semester Master’s course, in which the two subjects can have equal weighting or one can be studied further on its own. At Master’s level, students may study musicology along with Historical Musicology, Musical and Cultural Studies or “Concert and Music Theatre Dramaturgy”.
After the Master’s degree, students may move on to a doctorate in musicology; or, where appropriate, a further artistic/pedagogical qualification can be gained (following special examination).
Course options: Bachelor of Arts in Musicology
1. with an academic subject (cooperation with the University of Duisburg-Essen)
2. with an artistic discipline
a) Instrumental studies:
- Baroque oboe or baroque flute
- Double bass
- Percussion / Timpani
- Historical keyboard instrument
- Viola da gamba (gamba)
b) Choral directing and ensemble directing
c) Music theory
d) Gregorian chant
e) Vocal studies / Voice
Course options, Master of Arts in Musicology:
in combination with an artistic discipline
with a concentration in
a) Historical Musicology
b) Musical and Cultural Studies
c) Concert and Music Theater Dramaturgy