Composition

Entrance exams for the start of studies in winter semester 2021/22

Application deadline: Sun., 31.01.2021

Programme for the entrance exam

Bachelor's Programme

The application for the entrance examination is done via the application mask in MUKonline. All necessary steps for the application for the entrance exam are listed here.

1st round

After reviewing and evaluating your application documents and the compositions, you will be invited by e-mail for a video interview. You will be informed of the date and the communication tool to be used.

Please note that your application will only be considered complete if all necessary documents are uploaded and your examination programme is announced including links to your compositions!

The video interview (17.2.2021) will consist of the following content:

  • Playing your own compositions on an instrument of your choice
  • Interview with the candidate
  • Presentation of own compositions.
     

2nd round (on-site at MUK)
After positive evaluation, an invitation to the 2nd round at MUK will be sent.

On-site appointments: 
Monday, 07.06.2021 (aural and theoretical test) room 2.04 (Johannesgasse 4a, 1st floor, 1010 Vienna)
Tuesday, 08.06.2021 (practical test) room 2.04 (Johannesgasse 4a, 1st floor, 1010 Vienna)

Contents of the aural and theory test: 

  • Hearing: melody and rhythm dictations, chords, recognition of mistakes, cadences. 
  • Theory: general music theory, basics of composition theory, basso continuo,
  • harmonizing a melody 
  • Continuing the beginning of a composition 

Content of practical exams:  

  • Presentation and analysis of own composition(s) and discussion. 

 

Master's Programme

The application for the entrance examination is done via the application form in MUKonline. All necessary steps for the application for the entrance exam are listed here.
 

Prerequisite for admission to the Master’s degree course is a successfully completed Bachelor’s degree in the same field of study or an equivalent qualification as well as successfully passing the entrance examination and there being a place available on the course.

The Director of Studies can link admission to the Master’s degree course to the condition that specific courses beyond the syllabus of the Master’s degree must be completed or that written essays must be submitted. The student can be set a deadline to fulfil these conditions. If no deadline is set, these conditions must be fulfilled before the end of the course.

The entrance exam is held via video conference:

After reviewing and evaluating your application documents, you will be invited by e-mail for a video interview.

Please note that your application will only be considered complete if all necessary documents are uploaded and your examination program is announced including links to your compositions!

The video interview (17.2.2021) will consist of the following content:

  • Playing your own compositions on an instrument of your choice
  • Interview with the candidate
  • Presentation of own compositions.

 

Certificate of Performance

 

If you cannot join the exam on the given date, an individual exam date can be arranged.

The admission exam can be done directly on site in Vienna or by submitting respective application videos and serves to determine applicants’:
    a) motivation for undertaking the programme of study
    b) artistic proficiency (corresponding to Master’s level entry)
    c) artistic and personal suitability
The admission process is split into three parts – applicants must be successful in Part 1 in order to progress to the next stage.

1. Submission of a short biography (including language skills), covering letter, repertoire list and an audition programme:
•   Short biography: applicants should provide a written overview of the qualifications they have gained so far, their (language) skills, and the areas their activities have focused on.
•   Covering letter: applicants should describe their personal expectations of the programme and what they are looking to get out of it. Applicants should also state their current artistic activities and skills and those they are aiming to acquire.
•   Audition programme for Part 2: a programme for the artistic presentation that makes up Part 2 (corresponding to Master’s level entry).

2. Artistic presentation:
In the artistic presentation, applicants should demonstrate their instrumental proficiency and level of artistry. The programme should be put together by the applicant her/himself and should give as strong an impression as possible of her/his artistic qualifications. Instrumental proficiency should be at least that needed for Master’s level entry.

3. Colloquium:
Together with the applicant, a panel will discuss and reflect on the results of Parts 1 and 2 of the admission exam and examine the applicant’s individual and artistic potential as well as her/his personal goals and suitability for the programme.

Information required for all applicants

Schedule might be possibly altered even in the short term! Regarding that please look up this section of the website regularly. Thank you.

Applications for studying at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna can be submitted online at anytime; they will be reserved for the next admission period. Applications submitted after the application deadline can no longer be considered for the subsequent audition date.

ATTENTION: Please note that due to the current COVID19 situation, the application processes and entrance exams will take place in a modified form. For many studies, video submissions are provided which either replace or supplement the entrance examination on site. Please inform yourself in detail about the correct application process for your desired studies.


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