Accessibility Working Group

In the summer semester 2023, the Accessibility Working Group was founded at the MUK. The aim of the Accessibility Working Group is to identify barriers at the MUK, to make the MUK more accessible step by step and to further develop the university in an inclusion-sensitive manner.

Barriers not only obstruct access to buildings, but also access to knowledge and information. They restrict participation in everyday university study and work life. This can involve structural barriers, communication problems, university didactic issues, compensation for disadvantages during studies or accessibility in the workplace.

The working group is made up of members from various areas of the MUK. They have set themselves the task of discussing issues of accessibility and inclusion, improving existing structures and pushing ahead the development of new structures.

Members (in alphabetical order)

  • Beata Bauder, Senate chairperson, Dance Programme
  • Stefanie-Beatrice Beer, Spokespersons IGP, MAE and Academic Diploma Programmes
  • Dieter Boyer, Head of External Relations, Development and Quality Assurance
  • Constance Cauers, Lecturer Drama Programme
  • Karoline Exner, Dean of the  Faculty of Performing Arts, Head of Drama Programme
  • Fiorentina Harasko, Mandatary of the Student Council, spokesperson oft he Music Faculty, String Instruments Programme
  • Carsten Lorenz, Deputy Chairman and Disability Officer of the Working Group for Equal Opportunities, Early Music Programm
  • Barbara Preis, Quality Management
  • Eleonora Schnabl-Andritsch, Supervisor Doctoral Programme in Artistic Interpretive Research, Dance Programme
  • Nikolaus Selimov, Head of Dance Programme and Master of Arts Education
  • Katharina Weissmann, Coordinator of the Library and Media Center  
  • Björn Wilfinger, Supervisor of Infrastructur and Facility Management 


Activities and events focused on accessibility at the MUK

  • Oktober 2023: Vortrag von Kensley Behel: Neurodivergente Musiker*innen. Symptome, Management und Werkzeuge für den Erfolg
  • September 2023: Aktion Inklusion im Studiengang Tanz
  • November 2022: International Study Session, Konzept Susana Zapke: Wiener Perspektiven – Kunst, urbaner Raum und soziale Un-/Gleichheit
  • Oktober 2022: Masterclass mit Felix Klieser
  • 2021: Aktionstag zum Thema Inklusion im Studiengang Tanz, Kooperationspartner: mellow yellow
  • 2018: Angewandte Polyästhtik in der Kunst der Inklusion: Nora Schnabl-Andrits, Virginie Roy und Michelle Proyer die Projektarbeit Interaction Body in Space
  • 2017: Nestroy Spezialpreis für Inklusion für Doris Uhlich und Michaela Turinsky Ravemachine, Koproduktion von brut und WUK Performing Arts mit insert (Theaterverein)
  • 2016: Förderstipendium für Katharina Senk (Studiengang Tanz) : Ich bitte nicht darum aufgenommen zu werden. Ich bin einfach da. (Raimund Hoghe) – Zur Begriffsbestimmung der Inklusion von Menschen mit Behinderung und der Frage nach Schulungsmöglichkeiten an zeitgenössischen Bühnentanzausbildungen (Betreuung: Andrea Amort)