Entrance exams for a start of studies in winter semester 2024/25

Application deadline: Tue, 21.05.2024

1st round: 

  • Thu, 27.06.2024 OR
  • Fri, 28.06.2024 OR
  • Sat, 29.06.2024

Bräunerstraße 5, 1010 Vienna

2nd round:

  • Mon, 01.07.2024 OR
  • Tue, 02.07.2024

MUK.theater (Johannesgasse 4a, Ground floor, 1010 Vienna)

3rd round:

  • Wed, 03.07.2024 AND
  • Thu, 04.07.20234

MUK.theater (Johannesgasse 4a, Ground floor, 1010 Vienna)

You will receive your date and time slot for the first round after the application deadline ended - at the beginning of June at the latest. Please refer to the notes regarding appointment requests.

Programme for the entrance exam

Bachelor's Programme

The selection process is organized in several stages. Round 1 and 2 take place on several dates. Each candidate will be assigned no more than one appointment for these rounds. For round 3 the candidates must be present for two days. The definitive allocation of the available days to the individual selection rounds will depend on the number of applications and can also be adapted at short notice during the multi-day admission test. You will be informed in good time about the exact date of your entry into the selection process!

The entrance examination is in three sections. You will need to pass the preceding part before moving forward to the next section. The examination can take up to four days to complete.

Four independently practised role extracts of max. five minutes each must be prepared for the entrance examination. The candidate should demonstrate as varied roles as possible:

  • 1 monologue from ancient or classical theatre literature
  • 1 monologue from modern theatre literature from the start of the 20th century
  • 2 monologues You can also perform your (e.g. own texts, texts from film sequences, etc.)
  • For the third round, a short poem and a song (please bring sheet music if possible) must also be prepared.

The entrance examination is used to check the aptitude of the course candidate in the fields of role playing, imagination, scenic fantasy, text comprehension, handling of emotionality, spontaneity and working with partners. At the same time, we will also be testing aptitude in terms of physiology, motor skills, linguistics and vocals, musical rhythm and intellect.

Examination process:
The first round takes place in front of a sub-committee. The candidate can select the first role themselves – for this reason, put on any necessary costumes straightaway and prepare any props. The second role is selected by the board of examiners from the prepared roles.

The second round takes place in front of the entire committee. In the second round, the candidate*in shows a monologue from the first round as well as another monologue that has not yet been shown. The candidate can decide the role with which he/she would like to begin.

In the third round, applicants will run through various test situations in terms of drama-improvisation, vocals / speech and movement as well as the examination of musical aptitude. On the second day of the third round a monologue and the song will be presented again. The commission decides which monologue to show.

For organisational reasons, feedback will only be given to the 3rd round.

Doctor’s certificates:
After the examination has been successfully passed, an ENT doctor’s certificate about the candidate’s vocal health might be requested to prove suitability for a speaking profession (not a phoniatric appraisal). A doctor’s certificate from your GP about your general health might also be requested. Both doctor’s certificates must be less than 6 months old.

Tips for the entrance examination:
•    Use as few costumes, props and furniture as possible
•    Students can work as partners
•    You do not need to explain the piece or situation The committee should be able to recognise everything from the acted scene alone.
•    Do not use any hazardous objects (sharp knives, firearms, glass bottles, etc.)
•    Do not throw anything in the direction of the auditorium
•    No open flames – you must only pretend to smoke cigarettes
•    Do not pour out liquids
•    Bring comfortable clothing to all three rounds for the warm-up exercise
Students of the department will be in the hall. They will be happy to help set up tables and chairs so that things can move more quickly. If it is really necessary to change for your second role, then this should be done behind the curtains backstage.

In principle:
If the number of candidates who pass the entrance examination is greater than the number of places on the course, a waiting list will be set up. The waiting list is valid for the duration of the winter semester. The entrance examination can be repeated more than once.

In the first year of the foundation course, there will be no authorised absences for the obligatory group lessons. Candidates who enter into commitments that extend beyond the start of lessons must disclose this during the entrance examination, otherwise they could be excluded from attending the course due to unauthorised absence. The result will be de-registration from the course.

Applicants will be assigned to a 1st round appointment - this allocation is mandatory. In the case of well-founded and proven prevention (proof is mandatory), an attempt will be made to take into account individual appointment requests - which must be sent before the deadline via e-mail to studieninfo@muk.ac.at. There is no entitlement to allocation on a specific date!

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.

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.