Music

Jazz | Artistic Producer (Master of Music)

Basic info & Application

  • Faculty: 1
  • Degree: Master of Music (M.Mus.)
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters full-time (part-time study is possible, depending on the major)
  • Workload: 120 ECTS Credits
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Provider: Folkwang University of the Arts
  • Programme start: Each winter semester in October and each summer semester in April

Study options (Main subjects)

The following instruments/specialisations can be choosen as main subject:

 

_Jazz voice
_Jazz electric bass
_Jazz guitar
_Jazz piano
_Jazz double bass
_Jazz trombone
_Jazz saxophone
_Jazz drums/percussion
_Jazz trumpet
_Jazz violin

 

Important note
For capacity reasons, it is currently not possible to apply for "Jazz | Artistic Producer".

Admission requirements

_Evidence of a first university degree in the field of music. 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

Language requirements

_Applicants have to verify proof of language level A2 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

 
Important note

For capacity reasons, it is currently not possible to apply for "Jazz | Artistic Producer".

 


 

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

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

A. YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS

 

_Curriculum Vitae in tabular form (optional)

 

_Passport photograph (optional)

 

_School-leaving certificate from the last school attended

 

_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

 

_All documents, references and recorded media that will offer additional information about your university studies and other musical activities

 

_Works of your own composition and/or arrangement with sample scores and sound bites

 

As you can only upload one PDF document of a maximum size of 2MB in the application portal, other file formats such as sound carriers and sound samples must be submitted analogously to the respective Office of Student Affairs before the application deadline, stating your application ID.


C. COMPLETION OF THE APPLICATION

 

_Proof of payment of the application fee (bank statement)

Aptitude test

Important note

For capacity reasons, it is currently not possible to apply for "Jazz | Artistic Producer".

 


 

The aptitude tests for the winter semester usually take place in the first weeks of May and the aptitude tests for the summer semester usually at the end of January. Please note that you will have to be on site for the aptitude test.

For the Master Artistic Producer, the candidate is required to present works of his or her own composition and/or arrangement with sample scores and sound bites and to presents him/herself as a practicing musician on his or her own instrument. Music technology skills can be verified either with previously submitted coursework or in a short interview.

 

Aptitude test requirements (Master_Faculty 1) - Please note that the requirements may change for future aptitude tests.

 

 

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