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

Application deadline: Sun., 31.01.2021

 

Process:

1. Video submission 

2. On-site appointment for selected applicants

Programme for the entrance exam

Bachelor's Programme

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

The entrance examination is done by sending in application videos. Important information for a correct recording of your application video can be found here.

 

The application video includes:

  • Introduction video + artistic presentation

 

Introduction video

The introduction video takes max. 2 minutes, the language is either German or English.

In this introduction video, please include your personal information (name, etc.), important stages of your education to date, important artistic achievements, your motivation for studying, why you would like to study at MUK and, if applicable, your teacher* wishes.

Directly after the performance, you will start your video for the artistic presentation (without editing).

Artistic presentation

The presentation of your artistic program takes place directly after the introduction video (without editing!). The program corresponds to the artistic program specifications according to the website. The applicants* choose the order of the program according to the requirements of their studies.

The recording must be made without breaks/cuts in full length:

  • Performance on the piano of 3 minutes each:The first movement of a piano sonata by L. v. Beethoven - except the sonatas op. 14, op. 27/2, op. 49 and op. 79 -, an etude in the difficulty of a virtuoso Chopin etude and a representative work from the 19th and 20th century.
  • If the main instrument is not the piano, the candidate is permitted to present himself/herself additionally on his/her main instrument. Max. duration 3 minutes.
  • Pre-conducting: The selected movement will be sung and conducted simultaneously by the candidate. The melodic progression will be marked vocally, with simultaneous beats.
  • One first movement to choose from: L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, W.A. Mozart: Linz Symphony or F. Schubert: Symphony No. 3.
     

You will be informed personally via e-mail about the result of your video application.

 

Step 3 

On-site audition (decision of the examination board after reviewing the application videos).  
After reviewing the video applications, selected applicants will be invited to additional on-site auditions at MUK. 

On-site dates:
Monday, 07.06.2021 (aural and theoretical test) room 2.04 (Johannesgasse 4a, 1st floor, 1010 Vienna)
Wednesday, 09.06.2021 (practical test) room 1.03 (Johannesgasse 4a, 1st floor, 1010 Vienna) 

Contents of the aural and theory test: 

  • Hearing: melody and rhythm dictations, chords, recognition of errors, cadences 
  • Theory: general music theory, basics of movement theory, continuo,
  • harmonizing a melody 

Contents of the Practical Exam: 

  • sight-singing with conducting 
  • Rhythm singing with conducting 
  • Auditory recognition of chords 
  • Prima Vista playing and singing (Mozart operas)  
  • Pre-conducting: first movement from L. v. Beethoven: 4th Symphony, W.A. Mozart: Linz Symphony or F. Schubert: 3rd Symphony.  
  • Conversation with the candidate 

Please make all organizational preparations (flight reservations, visa, etc.) in time to participate. You will be informed by e-mail at the beginning of March 2021 at the latest if you will be invited to this optional on-site audition.

Master's Programme

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 examination is used to check that the course candidate is at the level of a post-Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in the same field of study from an Austrian or overseas, post-secondary educational institution.
 

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

The entrance examination is done by sending in application videos. Important information for a correct recording of your application video can be found here.

 

The application video includes:

  • Introduction video + artistic presentation

 

Introduction video

The introduction video takes max. 2 minutes, the language is either German or English.

In this introduction video, please include your personal information (name, etc.), important stages of your education to date, important artistic achievements, your motivation for studying, why you would like to study at MUK and, if applicable, your teacher* wishes.

Directly after the performance, you will start your video for the artistic presentation (without editing).

Artistic presentation

The presentation of your artistic program takes place directly after the introduction video (without editing!). The program corresponds to the artistic program specifications according to the website. The applicants* choose the order of the program according to the requirements of their studies.

The recording must be made without breaks/cuts in full length:

  • Performance on the piano of 3 minutes each:

The first movement of a piano sonata by L. v. Beethoven-except the sonatas op. 14, op. 27/2, op. 49 and op. 79 -an etude in the difficulty of a virtuoso etude by Liszt, Rachmaninov or Chopin and a representative work from the 20th century

  • If the main instrument is not the piano, the candidate is permitted to present himself/herself additionally on his/her main instrument. Max. duration 3 minutes.
  • Pre-conducting: The selected movement will be sung and conducted simultaneously by the candidate. The melodic progression will be marked vocally, with simultaneous beats.
  • The 1st movement to be chosen from: Beethoven 3rd or 5th or 7th Symphony, Brahms 1st or 3rd Symphony or Shostakovich 1st Symphony.

 

You will be informed personally via e-mail about the result of your video application.

 

Step 3:

On-site audition (decision of the examination board after reviewing the application videos).  
After reviewing the video applications, selected applicants* will be invited to additional on-site auditions at MUK. 

On-site dates: 
Monday, 07.06.2021 (aural and theoretical test) room 2.04 (Johannesgasse 4a, 1st floor, 1010 Vienna)
Wednesday, 09.06.2021 (practical test) room 1.03 (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, basso continuo,
  • harmonizing a melody 


Contents of the Practical Examination: 

  • Score playing from sheet music at the level of difficulty of a bachelor's degree Conducting. 
  • Accompaniment: 15-20 minutes of an opera act of your choice (marking of the essential singer*s entrances). 
  • Pre-conducting: the 1st movement of choice from: Beethoven 3rd or 5th or 7th Symphony, Brahms 1st or 3rd Symphony, or Shostakovich 1st Symphony. 
  • Interview with the candidate 

Please make all organizational arrangements (flight reservations, visa, etc.) in time to participate. You will probably be informed by mail at the latest at the beginning of March 2021 whether you will be invited to this optional on-site audition. 

Certificate of Performance

 

The entrance examination is done by sending in corresponding application videos.  
Important information for a correct recording of your application videos 
can be found here.  

The admission exam 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.

Note: An appointment for an on-site entrance examination may also be arranged  
as an option after arrangement with the head of the study 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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