Bachelor's Course Guitar

Entrance Requirements

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.

Course Profile

  • 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 15 November for the summer semester. 1 March to 15 April for the winter semester.
  • University Degree: Bachelor of Music
  • Teachers

Programme Details

The Major Specialism module (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul”, semesters 1 – 4) and the follow-up module (“Obligatorische Vertiefung Kernmodul”, semesters 5 – 8) provide the core of the Bachelor’s course. According to the requirements of the professional market, a second study is a mandatory part of the curriculum. Students can choose between the electrical guitar and the lute.

Music Comprehension I, II, and III (“Musikerschließung I, II, und III”, semesters 1 – 6) are basic modules during which students learn to approach music as a whole. The module Music Education (“Musikpädagogik”, semesters 1 – 2) comprises lectures providing basic pedagogical knowledge and the Teaching module (“Obligatorisches Vertiefungsmodul Didaktik”, semesters 5 – 8) builds on it. During the latter, practical school work with learners becomes part of the study. Those students who wish to work as teachers at music schools after graduating can further develop their pedagogical skills by choosing an optional pedagogical module (i.e. Elementary Music Education “Elementare Musikpädagogik”, semesters 5 – 6). 

Beside the pedagogical area, there are several other optional modules that can be chosen from a module catalogue in order to either aim towards the refinement of artistic skills (for instance Chamber Music, Jazz Stylistics) or a specialisation (for instance Contemporary Music, Leading of Ensemble). One optional module has to be completed.

The advanced study modules in semesters 5 – 8 allow students to expand the knowledge they acquired during the first study period and develop a solid competence. That means with regard to the major: Students expand and consolidate interpretation skills. The knowledge of musical literature is further backed through the ensemble lectures (Chamber Music, Band/Early Music Ensemble).

Career perspectives

The course prepares especially for the professional work as a guitar teacher at a music school or as a freelanced teacher, but it also provides a solid basis for an artistic career. Accordingly, the Master’s courses in Music Education and Guitar Playing (Solo Training) provide interesting options for those graduates who wish to enhance their studies.

Language requirements

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 (Guitar), 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 of Rostock University of Music and Drama.

Requirements for the aptitude test

Please apply via our application website by uploading the required documents by 15th of April for the next winter semester and 15th of November for the next summer semester.

The aptitude test will only take place in presence in June for the winter semester and in January for the summer semester. The exact dates will be published under apply for studies.

Please present at least 3 works from the following style eras:

  • Baroque
  • Classical/Romantic period
  • a piece that was composed after 1950

Total playing time: 15 minutes max.

It is possible:

  • to play parts of movements/works,
  • to play one half of a sonata form,
  • to play the theme and a slow and a fast variation out of variation works,
  • to introduce, but not finish both parts of, for instance, two-part Bach Preludes 

You will also have to take tests in your respective compulsory subject Music theory. Additionally, foreign students have to pass a German proficiency test.

We look forward to your application.


Click here for the ONLINE APPLICATION and the dates of the APTITUDE TEST.

A fee of 50 Euro is charged for processing your application for admission. Please transfer this amount when you submit your application.

We will gladly advise you personally!

Mrs Dörtje Peters
Study Office for Music
fon +49 381 5108 220
fax +49 381 5108 201

Prof. Dr. Thomas Offermann, Head of Guitar

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