Master of Arts Education (MAE)

Entrance exams for the start of studies in winter semester 2025/26

Application deadline: Mon., 13.01.2025

Programme for the entrance exam

Master's Programme

1st round: Evaluation of the application package by the committee

Applicants will receive the result of the 1st round via email and will be informed if they are invited to the next round on-site in Vienna.

2nd round (Artistic self-presentation):
Tue., 11.02.2025, 09.00–15.00

> Intermediate result

3rd round (Guided group test - Body / Rhythmics / Drama):
Wed., 12.02.2025, 09.00–12.00

> Intermediate result

4th round (Presentation of the group work / suitability interview):
Thu., 13.02.2025, 15.00–19.00

> End result

The condition for admission onto the Master of Arts Education course is a completed Bachelor’s degree in the arts or art education or an equivalent qualification from a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational facility.
Course candidates with a degree that is not related to art or art education can put themselves on an equal footing with those who do by providing evidence of adequate professional experience.

The entrance examination is used to check the motivation to study, the artistic level and aptitude of the candidate to provide art education / training.

The entrance examination is split into five parts. You must pass the first part successfully to be admitted to the further parts of the exam.

1.  Online application:
The following documents must be attached to the application:
- Brief biography with qualifications, competences and emphasis.
- Motivation to study: Statement about the objectives and expectations relating to the MAE course. What fields of interest and focal points, in relation to the arts, education and the communication of art, already exist or are being strived for.

2. Artistic self-presentation:
In a 15-20 minute artistic self-presentation, applicants will demonstrate their artistic skills. The programme, compiled independently by the candidate, should provide as powerful an impression as possible of the artistic qualifications.

3. Guided group test:
In the part of the exam that is guided by lecturers, group processes will be initiated. These will focus mainly on communicative potentials as well as examining the candidate’s ability to work in a team and other soft skills.

4. Colloquium:
The committee will check the individual, artistic, educational and communicative potentials and aptitude of candidates for the course.

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.