Academic Studies

Musicology (Bachelor of Arts)

Basic info & Application

  • Faculty: 2
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Standard period of study: 6 semesters full-time (part-time study is only possible in combination with an academic subject at UDE)
  • Workload: 180 ECTS Credits
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Provider: Folkwang University of the Arts
  • Programme start: Each winter semester in October

Study options (Central subjects)

1. an artistic subject


_1. Subject: Musicology (Folkwang University of the Arts)
_2. Subject: artistic subject (Folkwang University of the Arts)


_a) Instrumental Training with an instrument:

 

_Accordion
_Baroque cello
_Baroque oboe
_Baroque viola
_Baroque violin
_Recorder
_Bassoon
_Guitar
_Harp
_Historic Keyboard
_Horn
_Clarinet
_Piano
_Double bass
_Oboe
_Organ
_Trombone
_Flute
_Saxophone
_Percussion
_Baroque flute/Traverso
_Trumpet
_Tuba
_Viola
_Viola da gamba
_Violin
_Violoncello

  

_b) Choral and Ensemble Conducting


_c) Music Theory


_d) Vocal Training / Vocal studies

 

2. an academic subject (with a second subject at the University of Duisburg-Essen)


_1. Subject: Musicology (Folkwang University of the Arts)
_2. Subject: Humanities subject (University of Duisburg-Essen)


University Duisburg-Essen (Faculty of humanities):

 

_Anglophone Studies

_French language and culture

_Spanish Language and Culture

_German Studies

_Dutch Language and Culture

_Applied Philosophy

_History

_Christian Studies with focus on Protestant Theology or Catholic Theology

_Art studies

_Communication Studies

_Turkish Studies

 

3. with an academic subject (with second subject at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum)


_1. Subject: Musicology (Folkwang University of the Arts)

_2. Subject: Subject from the social sciences, East Asian-, Media-, Theatre- and Religous studies (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)


Faculty of Social Sciences > Further information

_Culture, Individual and Society

_Politics, economy and society

 

Faculty of East Asian Studies > Further information

_Japanology

_Korean Studies

_Sinology

 

Faculty of Philology

_Media Studies > Further information

_Theater Studies > Further information


Center for Religious Studies
_Religious Studies > Further information

 

The deadline for applications to the RUB for scientific subjects is 15 July.

Admission requirements

_Evidence of qualification for entry (general university entrance certificate). 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 B2 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).

 

For the study course “Musicology (B.A.)” 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 15. 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

 

_If you do not bring your own répétiteur to the qualifying examination, piano sheet music for the Folkwang répétiteur.

Aptitude test

The aptitude test for the study course "Musicology (B.A)" usually takes place in May. Please note that you will have to be on site for the aptitude test.

 

The Aptitude consists of different parts:

  • A general music theory test
  • A colloquium on music-related communication and presentation ability
  • If you chose a second artistic subject: An additional aptitude test in regard to your desired major as well as an ungraded piano test, if applicable

The Aptitude test is based on your desired major. Detailed information can be found in the subject-specific application regulations:

 

Nr. 281 | Ordnung zur Feststellung der studiengangspezifischen Eignung für den Bachelorstudiengang Musikwissenschaft in Kombination mit einem künstlerischen oder wissenschaftlichen Fach (B.A.) (2-Fach-Bachelor)  (Vollzeit-/Teilzeitstudium) vom 28.09.2016

 

A sample test to help you prepare for the theory test:

 

Aptitude test music theory

 

 

Examination regulations & module catalogues (in German only)

Studienoption einem zweiten künstlerischen Fach an der Folkwang Universität der Künste oder mit einem zweiten geisteswissenschaftlichen Fach an der Universität Duisburg-Essen)


Studienbeginn AB Wintersemester 2019/20 (aktuell)

Nr. 355 | Prüfungsordnung für den Bachelorstudiengang Musikwissenschaft in Kombination mit einem künstlerischen oder wissenschaftlichen Fach (B.A.) (Zwei-Fach-Bachelor, Kooperationsmodell Universität Duisburg-Essen) (Vollzeit-/Teilzeitstudium) vom 10.07.2019


Studienbeginn AB Wintersemester 2016/17 (auslaufend)

Nr. 283 | Prüfungsordnung für den Bachelorstudiengang Musikwissenschaft in Kombination mit einem künstlerischen oder wissenschaftlichen Fach (B.A.) (Zwei-Fach-Bachelor, Kooperationsmodell Universität Duisburg-Essen) (Vollzeit-/Teilzeitstudium) vom 28.09.2016

Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das Fach Musikwissenschaft

Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das Fach Musikwissenschaft (Teilzeitstudium)

Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das künstlerische Fach Chor- und Ensembleleitung
Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das künstlerische Fach Instrumentalausbildung
Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das künstlerische Fach Musiktheorie
Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das künstlerische Fach Vokalausbildung


Studienbeginn BIS Wintersemester 2015/16 (auslaufend)

Nr. 187 | Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Bachelor of Arts Musikwissenschaft in Kombination mit einem künstlerischen oder wissenschaftlichen Fach (Zwei-Fach-Bachelor) an der Folkwang Universität der Künste (Vollzeit-/Teilzeitstudium) vom 03.07.2013

Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das Fach Musikwissenschaft
Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das künstlerische Fach Chor- und Ensembleleitung
Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das künstlerische Fach Instrumentalausbildung Klavier
Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das künstlerische Fach Instrumentalausbildung
Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das künstlerische Fach Musiktheorie
Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das künstlerische Fach Vokalausbildung

 

Studienoption mit einem zweiten wissenschaftlichen Fach an der Ruhr Universität Bochum)


Studienbeginn AB Wintersemester 2022/23

Nr. 414 | Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Bachelor of Arts Musikwissenschaft in Kombination mit einem wissenschaftlichen Fach der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Zwei-Fach-Bachelor) vom 19.01.2022

 

Studienbeginn BIS Wintersemester 2021/22

Nr. 247 | Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Bachelor of Arts Musikwissenschaft in Kombination mit einem wissenschaftlichen Fach der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Zwei-Fach-Bachelor) vom 13.01.2016

Modulhandbuch für den Bachelor Studiengang Musikwissenschaft (B.A.) für das Fach Musikwissenschaft (mit einem zweiten wissenschaftlichen Fach an der Ruhr Universität Bochum)

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