In the major and minor subject Music you will acquire basic knowledge:
During your music studies you will receive an overview of music history and deepen your knowledge of the chosen music epochs. The programme also includes an exploration of the music of other cultures. In addition, you will deal with popular forms of music such as jazz, rock and pop music in a close combination of theory and practice.
Further components of the course of study:
Our graduates are active in these professional fields:
The Bachelor's degree also opens up access to postgraduate courses at various universities, e.g:
The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.
Orientation Phase (First Year)
Two of four optional modules:
Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)
The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.
Examinations regulations major Music
At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's programme. You may have to observe combination rules.
The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!
A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.
Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:
Teacher training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination. Following the Master's programme, you will complete the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.
study teaching at the University of Erfurt
If you follow a master's degree course in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject Music at the following schools:
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General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):
The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.
International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.
Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):
At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.
Master of Education Primary Schools
Master of Education Secondary Schools
Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the program: Open Day
The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and program: Discovery Days
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The Academic Orchestra Erfurt e.V. (formerly the University Orchestra) rehearses a new programme every semester, usually with symphonic instrumentation (strings and winds). Those who play an orchestral instrument can also have their participation credited as a course credit in the Studium Fundamentale.
Current programme and dates
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The Big Band of the University of Erfurt is always happy to welcome new members. However, knowledge of sheet music is mandatory and playing skills should match the level of the big band. Participation in the Big Band is also possible as part of the Studium Fundamentale.
Knowledge of music and choir experience are desirable, but not essential. However, committed and continuous rehearsal attendance is required. Participation in the gospel choir may also be possible as part of the Studium Fundamentale.
Are you in the mood for challenging choral music? Then the University of Erfurt Chamber Choir is the right place for you. We work once a week and occasionally on rehearsal weekends to listen to each other and get to the bottom of the music with our voices. The rehearsal programme is usually followed by the choir regulars' table, where we also talk about things far away from music.
If you would like to sing with us, you can take part in a short audition to see if you fit in vocally. You can make an appointment for this with our artistic director Michael Käppler at any time. The choir can also be taken as part of the Studium Fundamentale in the area of aesthetic perception.
The University Choir is intended for all students of the University of Erfurt who are open to a wide range of choir repertoire, but also for interested singers who do not belong to the university. Initial singing experience and enjoyment of making music together are required. The choir has regular opportunities to perform every year at the University of Erfurt's summer and Advent concerts as well as other concerts.
Learn more about the music aptitude test on the website of the subject area Music.
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The major and minor subject in Music is admission-free (without NC), but successful participation in the aptitude test is required for application.
Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:
If you wish to combine Music with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from May 1 to September 15. Please enclose a copy of the notification of suitability with your application for enrollment/registration.
If you wish to combine Music with an admission-restricted course of study (with NC), please apply from May 1 to July 15 via the following link. The letter of aptitude does not have to be enclosed with the application. After receiving an admission, please accept the place of study in due time. The letter of aptitude can be submitted subsequently if necessary.
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