Music

Direction of Vocal Ensembles (Master of Music)

Basic info & Application

  • Faculty: 2
  • Degree: Master of Music (M.Mus.)
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters full-time (part-time study is possible, depending on on field of study)
  • Workload: 120/60 ECTS Credits
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Provider: Folkwang University of the Arts
  • Programme start: Each winter semester in October

Admission requirements

_A study degree in the field of music such as a Bachelor of Arts or Music, a Diploma or State Examination or an equivalent degre; in case of the part-time study course with acquisition of at least 240 ECTS Credits. Official database on the equivalence of international educational achievements: http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html)


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

 

_For the part-time major “Singing with Children and Youngsters”: Evidence of present continuous work with children and/or teenagers

Language requirements

_Applicants have to verify proof of language level C1 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 March (for the following winter semester). The portal is open for applications from 15 January to 15 March.

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

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

_For the part-time study course “Children´s and Youth Choir Directing”: Evidence of present continuous work with children and/or teenagers

B) COMPLETION OF APPLICATION

_Proof of payment of the application fee (bank statement)

Aptitude test

The aptitude test for the study course Direction of Vocal Ensembles usually takes place in the first weeks of May. Please note that you will have to be on site for the aptitude test.

 

The artistic aptitude needs to be proven through a practical test in the following subjects:

  • ensemble directing
  • voice
  • keyboard instrument

When required a colloquium may be held additionally.

Details for the aptitude test can be found in §3 of the examination regulations.

Examination regulations & module catalogues (in German only)

Enrolment FROM winter semester 2017/18

No. 299 | Examination regulations for the study course Master of Music Direction of Vocal Ensembles (M. Mus.) for  Choral Direction in full-time (120 ECTS-Credits) as well as Singing with Children and Youngsters in full-time (120 ECTS-Credits) and part-time (60 ECTS-Credits) from 09.08.2017

 

Enrolment BEFORE winter semester 2017/18

No. 256 | Examination regulations for the study course Master of Music Direction of Vocal Ensembles (M. Mus.) for Choral Dirction in full-time (120 ECTS-Credits) as well as Singing with Children and Youngsters in full-time (120 ECTS-Credits) and part-time (60 ECTS-Credits) from 08.06.2016
Module catalogue for Master  Direction of Vocal Ensembles | Choral Direction (M.Mus.)

 

Module catalogue for Master  Direction of Vocal Ensembles | Singing with Children and Youngsters (M.Mus.)

 

Module catalogue for Master  Direction of Vocal Ensembles | Singing with Children and Youngsters (M.Mus.)  part-time study course


Enrolment BEFORE winter semester 2016/17

No. 202 | Examination regulations for the study course Master of Music Direction of Vocal Ensembles (M.Mus) with specialisations Singing with Children and Youngsters,Choral Direction and  Church Music, vocal specialisaton from 18.06.2014
Module catalogue for Master  Direction of Vocal Ensembles | Singing with Children and Youngsters (M.Mus.)
Module catalogue for Master  Direction of Vocal Ensembles| Choral Direction (M.Mus.)
Module catalogue for Master  Direction of Vocal Ensembles | Church Music, vocal field of study (M.Mus.)

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.