Music

Concert study course of excellence (Certificate on completion)

Basic info & Application

  • Faculty: 1
  • Degree: Certificate
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters
  • Workload: 120 ECTS Credits
  • Language of instruction: usuallyGerman
  • Provider: Folkwang University of the Arts
  • Programme start: Each winter semester in October and each summer semester in April

Study options

 

Instrumental Duo

 

_Accordion
_Baroque cello
_Baroque violin
_Recorder
_Cembalo
_Bassoon
_Guitar
_Harp
_Horn
_Clarinet
_Piano
_Double bass
_Oboe
_Organ
_Trombone
_Flute
_Percussion
_Traversflöte
_Trumpet
_Tuba
_Viola
_Violin
_Violoncello

 

Composition


Chamber music

 

_Accordion
_Baroque cello
_Baroque violin
_Recorder
_Cembalo
_Bassoon
_Guitar
_Harp
_Horn
_Clarinet
_Piano
_Double bass
_Oboe
_Organ
_Trombone
_Flute
_Percussion
_Traversflöte
_Trumpet
_Tuba
_Viola
_Violin
_Violoncello


Instrumental solist with instrumental major

 

_Accordion
_Baroque cello
_Baroque violin
_Recorder
_Cembalo
_Bassoon
_Guitar
_Harp
_Horn
_Clarinet
_Piano
_Double bass
_Oboe
_Organ
_Trombone
_Flute
_Percussion
_Traverso
_Trumpet
_Tuba
_Viola
_Violin
_Violoncello

 

Please note the following "Note: Suspended study options", for which it is then not possible to apply.

Note: Suspended study options

For the instruments recorder and organ as Mayor there are currently no free capacities in the study options Instrumental Solist and Instrumental Duo. Therefore no applications are possible.

Admission requirements

_Completed university studies (Diplom, Bachelor, Master or equivalent) in the field of music with a grade of at least 1.5 or proof of outstanding artistic aptitude through success in international competitions (awards).
Official database on the equivalence of international educational achievements: http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html)

 

_Chamber music ensembles need to prove previous joint concert activities.


_Evidence of artistic aptitude or outstanding artistic talent respectively by passing the aptitude test at the Folkwang University of the Arts

Language requirements

_Applicants have to verify proof of language level A1 with enrolment.

 

_The required levels of language skills at Folkwang University of the Arts are in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Costs

_50 € application fee: For your application a fee of € 50 is due. The amount will be shown to you in the application form.

 

_No tuition fees are charged at Folkwang.

 

_Each semester all students have to pay a social contribution for the services of the Student Union, a student contribution for the work of the AStA (General Student Committee) and the VRR/NRW ticket. A breakdown of the amounts plus information on how to pay is available here.

Inclusion

Folkwang actively supports the call of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to train people with disabilities as artists and therefore particularly welcomes applications for the guest student programme, regular study courses and requests for inclusive cooperation projects. Prospective students should make use of the possibility of a counselling meeting with the  Representative for students with disability or chronic illness in advance.

Application documents

Applications must be submitted via the Folkwang Application Portal by the end of the application period on 15 November (for the following summer semester) or on 15 March (for the following winter semester). The portal is open for applications from 1 October to 15 November and from 15 January to 15 March. Submit your application as early as possible. Only applications that have been submitted in full by the application deadline will be considered. Academic certificates must be submitted in the original German or English language or with an official translation.

For the application you have to upload the following in the portal:

A. YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

 

_Curriculum Vitae in tabular form (desired)

_Passport photograph (optional)

 

_School-leaving certificate from the last school attended (secondary school, e.g. high school); alternatively last school certificate

 

_If applicable, degree certificate, transcript of records and/or certificate of enrolment from the university(ies) attended to date

 

_If applicable, certificate of foreign university entrance examination such as APS certificate / American College Test (ACT) / College Scholastic Ability Test / University Entrance Examination Center Test or other international educational achievements that constitute a university entrance qualification for Germany such as completed periods of studies; country-specific information: http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html

 

B. YOUR STUDY WISH

 

_An assessment from your desired future teacher at Folkwang which states the study project to be worthwhile (please get in touch early before applying!)

 

_If available, proof of success in international competitions and international concert activities


C. COMPLETION OF THE APPLICATION

 

_Proof of payment of the application fee (bank statement)

Aptitude test

The aptitude test is usually held in the first weeks of May for the winter semester and in late January for the summer semester. Please note that you must attend in person.

 

Main subject (instrument)

 

Duration: approx. 30 minutes

Programme to be prepared: programme of at least 45 minutes in length with representative pieces from at least three stylistic areas of importance for the respective instrument

Content of the examination: The commission selects up to 30 minutes from the prepared  programme right before the audition.

 

Chamber music

 

Duration: up to 45 minutes

Programme to be prepared: programme of at least 45 minutes’ duration 

Content of the examination: The commission will select up to 45 minutes from the prepared  programme right before the audition.

 

Composition

 

Duration: approx. 30 minutes

Programme to be prepared: A portfolio of the candidate's own works must be submitted.

Content of the examination: colloquium of up to 30 minutes on the basis of the submitted portfolio

Enrolment

Only after you have successfully applied for a study place is your last step in the application process enrolment. Enrolment takes place at the end of September for the start of studies in October and at the end of March for the start of studies in April. Please refer to your letter of admission for the exact period.

Further information on the procedure and documents can be found on the websites on enrolment.