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).

 

_For questions regarding language certificates, please contact Stefanie Melters (melters(at)folkwang-uni.de)

Costs

_50 € application feeFor your application a fee of € 50 is due. If you apply for multiple study courses simultaneously, the fee is € 50 for the first application and € 15 for every additional study course. The amount will be automatically calculated and 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.

Application documents

Please note: We must have received your application documents in paper form not later than the application deadline March 15th (for the following winter semester) an November 15th (for the following summer semester).

 

For the study course “Direction of Vocal Ensembles (M.Mus.)” you will need the following documents:


_Application to participate in the qualifying examination (For applications to start in the winter semester the form is open from 16.  January to the deadline on 15. March.)

_CV/Résumé

 

_One passport photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm)

_Leaving certificate (simple copy) of last attended school

_Graduated students: Leaving certificate(s) (simple copy) 

_When changing the university/study programme or resuming your studies (in each of these cases) on the same study cycle with the same main subject (instrument/voice): Transcript of Records of the previous studies (simple copy)

_Receipt for payment of the application fee (bank statement)

_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 (simple copy) or other international educational achievements (simple copy) 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

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 and information on the procedure.

 

You must provide the following document for enrolment:

 

_completed application for enrolment AND Folkwang Card (you received both applications together with your certificate of admission)

_Evidence of a German health insurance OR an exemption from the compulsory health insurance (i.e. recognition of your foreign health insurance by a statutory health insurance in Germany – refer to information provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in this regard)

_The original OR certified copy of the general university entrance qualification certificate (a certified German translation is essential for such certificates acquired abroad)

_If not already provided during the application procedure: Language qualification for the language entrance level required in the study course (only required if you did not acquire your university entrance qualification in Germany). The table provides you with an initial overview of all language requirements. Further information on language qualifications at Folkwang is available on the 'German as a foreign language (GFL)' page.


_Evidence of payment of the semester contribution