Composition Bachelor of Music
Applicants who wish to enrol at the University of Music and Theatre have to provide proof of entitlement (normally: “Abitur” – general/specialized higher education entrance qualification or foreign equivalent). As an exception for music studies and on request, this document might be complemented or replaced by a certificate verifying the passed entrance examination to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock. Applicants also need to have completed their compulsory education or will presumably have done so before they start their studies
- Official Length of the programme: four years, 240 ECTS-credits
- Start of the course: winter semester as well as summer semester
- Application period: 1 October to 1 December for the summer semester. 1 March to 1 May for the winter semester.
- University Degree: Bachelor of Music
- Teaching stuff
The Major Specialism modules (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul” and “Obligatorische Vertiefung Kernmodul”, semesters 1 – 8) provide the core of the Bachelor’s course. Here, the main subject is connected with analysis and instrumentation. Electronic Music and Computer Notation complete the module during the second half of the study.
During the basic module Theory and History I (“Theorie und Geschichte I” semesters 1 – 4) and follow-up module Theory and History II (“Theorie und Geschichte II”; semesters 5 – 8), students gain comprehensive knowledge in the fields of Classical Arrangement and Aural Techniques, Arrangement Techniques of the 20th and 21st century, Aural Analysis, Score and Instrument Studies/Acoustics, Notation Techniques, Musical History, Musicology, and Musical philosophy/Musical Aesthetics. A lecture about the History of Contemporary Music completes the module. With the aforementioned fields of study, this module forms competence in theory, science, and methods and thus functions as the most important supplement of the Major Specialism modules.
The main instrumental or vocal subject forms the centre of the Musical Practice module (“Musikalische Praxis I”, semesters
1 – 4) and the follow-up module Musical Practice II (“Musikalische Praxis II”, semesters 5 – 6) where students develop their artistic skills. During their lessons in their first and secondary instrumental study and in percussion, they get acquainted with playing techniques and specialties of these instruments; vocal lessons provide an introduction of vocal techniques. Choir singing, Basso Continuo, Sight-reading and Score Playing complete the module. The leading of an orchestra/choir/ensemble as well as Improvisation Techniques will also be studied.
The Bachelor’s course in composition provides a basis to successfully carry out professional work as a composer on the “open market”. Those students who stand out through artistic excellence might either pursue their studies and apply for a Master’s course or start their career immediately. Career opportunities will usually be discussed with the principal instructor who will give appropriate advice.
Foreign students whose native language is not German must provide evidence that their knowledge of German is sufficient for their chosen course.
For the Bachelor’s degree (Strings), students are required to have reached level B2 as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Applicants’ linguistic competence will be established during the aptitude test.
You will find further information in the Aptitude Test Regulations and Matriculation Regulations (only in German) of Rostock University of Music and Drama.
Applicants for the Composition bachelor's degree program:
Round 1: together with the registration for the aptitude test, present your own compositions with different casts if possible. The examination committee decides on the suitability on the basis of the submitted compositions. (to be submitted by 08/05/2021 at the latest)
Round 2: On-site or online conversation with the selected applicants. Applicants who are invited to the second part of the aptitude test will be informed by 21/05/2021 at the latest.
The second part of the aptitude test will take place on 09/06/2021.
A fee of 50 Euro is charged for processing your application for admission. Please transfer this amount when you submit your application.
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