Academic Studies

Musicology (Master of Arts)

Basic info & Application

  • Faculty: 2
  • Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters full-time (part-time study is possible in 1-subject M. A)
  • 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 (Central subjects)


1-subject Musicology Master study course


with the fields of study:
 

a) "Historical Musicology"

b) "Musicology and the Humanities"

c) "Concert and Music Theatre Dramaturgy"

 

Two-subject Musicology Master study course in combination with an artistic subject


1st subject: Musicology (Folkwang)


with the fields of study:

 

a) "Historical Musicology"

b) "Musicology and the Humanities"

c) "Concert and Music Theatre Dramaturgy"


2nd 
subject: artistic subject (Folkwang)

a) Instrumental Training with an instrument:

 

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

  

b) Choral and Ensemble Conducting

c) Music Theory

d) Vocal Training / Vocal Studies

Admission requirements

_Evidence of a professionally recognised university diploma with an overall grade of “good” or above (grade average 2.5) from a Bachelor study course (of minimum three-year duration) in Musicology, Music Teaching, Music pedagogy or Music theory. 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 (the bachelor grade will be considered in the overall grade of the aptitude test)

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 “Musicology (M.A.)” you will need the following documents:


_Application to participate in the qualifying examination (For applications to start in the summer semester the form is open from 1. October to the deadline on 15. November and 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

Please note that you must be present in person at the date of the qualifying examination. You will be informed of the exact date in good time.

 

1-subject Master

The qualifying examination consists of a colloquium of 30 minutes on music-related communication and presentation skills.

 

2-subject Master

The qualifying examination consists of two parts:

 

_A colloquium of max. 10 minutes on music-related communication and presentation skills.

_An examination of 20 minutes in the desired artistic discipline.

You can find out more about the aptitude tests here:

 

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

 

Nr. 282 | Ordnung zur Feststellung der studiengangspezifischen Eignung für den Masterstudiengang Musikwissenschaft (M.A.) (1-Fach-Master, Vollzeit-/Teilzeitstudium) und den Masterstudiengang Musikwissenschaft in Kombination mit einem künstlerischen Fach (M.A.) (2-Fach-Master) jeweils mit den Studienrichtungen "Historische Musikwissenschaft", "Musik- und Kulturwissenschaft" und "Konzert- und Musiktheaterdramaturgie" an der Folkwang Universität der Künste vom 28.09.2016 | 13.10.2016

 

 

Examination regulations & module catalogues (in German only)


_1-Fach Masterstudiengang Musikwissenschaft


Studienbeginn AB Wintersemester 2016/17

Nr. 284 | Prüfungsordnung für den Masterstudiengang Musikwissenschaft (M.A.) mit den Studienrichtungen "Historische Musikwissenschaft", "Musik- und Kulturwissenschaft" und "Konzert- und Musiktheaterdramaturgie" (1-Fach-Master) (Vollzeit-/Teilzeitstudium) vom 28.09.2016 | 13.10.2016

 

Modulhandbuch für den 1-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Studienrichtung Konzert- und Musiktheaterdramaturgie

Modulhandbuch für den 1-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Studienrichtung Konzert- und Musiktheaterdramaturgie (Teilzeitstudium)

Modulhandbuch für den 1-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Studienrichtung Historische Musikwissenschaft

Modulhandbuch für den 1-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Studienrichtung Historische Musikwissenschaft (Teilzeitstudium)

Modulhandbuch für den 1-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Studienrichtung Musik- und Kulturwissenschaft

Modulhandbuch für den 1-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Studienrichtung Musik- und Kulturwissenschaft (Teilzeitstudium)


Studienbeginn BIS Wintersemester 2015/16

Nr. 107 | Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Master of Arts Musikwissenschaft (1-Fach-Master) vom 13.06.2012

 

Modulhandbuch für den 1-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Studienrichtung Konzert- und MusiktheaterdramaturgieModulhandbuch für den 1-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Studienrichtung Historische MusikwissenschaftModulhandbuch für den 1-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Studienrichtung Musik- und Kulturwissenschaft


_2-Fach Masterstudiengang Musikwissenschaft in Kombination mit einem künstlerischen Fach


Studienbeginn AB WS 2016/17

Nr. 285 | Prüfungsordnung für den Masterstudiengang Musikwissenschaft in Kombination mit einem künstlerischen Fach (M.A.) mit den Studienrichtungen "Historische Musikwissenschaft", "Musik- und Kulturwissenschaft" und "Konzert- und Musiktheaterdramaturgie" (2-Fach-Master) der Folkwang Universität der Künste vom 28.09.2016 | 13.10.2016

Modulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Konzert- und Musiktheaterdramaturgie

Modulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Musik- und Kulturwissenschaft

Modulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Historische Musikwissenschaft

Modulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaft mit künstlerischem Fach (M.Mus.) Instrumentalausbildung

Modulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaft mit künstlerischem Fach (M.Mus.) Musiktheorie

Modulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaft mit künstlerischem Fach (M.Mus.) Vokalausbildung

Modulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaft mit künstlerischem Fach (M.Mus.) Chor- und Ensembleleitung


Studienbeginn BIS WS 2015/16

Nr. 108 | Prüfungsordnung für den Studiengang Master of Arts Musikwissenschaft (Zwei-Fach-Master) vom 13.06.2012

Modulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Konzert- und MusiktheaterdramaturgieModulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Musik- und KulturwissenschaftModulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaften (M.Mus.) Historische Musikwissenschaft

Modulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaft mit künstlerischem Fach (M.Mus.) InstrumentalausbildungModulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaft mit künstlerischem Fach (M.Mus.) MusiktheorieModulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaft mit künstlerischem Fach (M.Mus.) VokalausbildungModulhandbuch für den 2-Fach Master Studiengang Musikwissenschaft mit künstlerischem Fach (M.Mus.) Chor- und Ensembleleitung

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