Student mit der Gitarre an der Uni Erfurt
Bachelor program

Degree Profile

Begin of study
winter semester
Duration
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
Structure
full time and part time
Faculty
Faculty of Education
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Special admission requirements
aptitude test
Dual-subject Bachelor
minor subject
Teaching language
German
School subject
Music
Teacher relevance
Primary schools
ECTS
180

Course Details

In the subsidiary course of studies in music education you will gain knowledge about:

  • Music history
  • Music epochs
  • Music theory

Based on this, you will analyse sound examples of different musical forms and genres. In your music studies you will deal with the music of other cultures and devote yourself to the popular music forms of jazz, rock and pop music in theory and practice.

Practical training in:

  • Singing/Voice training
  • Choir practice
  • Instrumental and ensemble playing
  • Rhythmics, dance and scenic design

Theoretical seminars in areas like:

  • 19th century and baroque music history
  • Non-European music
  • Film music

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are active in these professional fields:

  • teaching music in primary schools
  • (provided that a Master's degree programme related to a teaching profession has been completed)
  • in educational professions
  • in leisure and media facilities for children

The Bachelor's degree also enables postgraduate studies at various universities, e.g.

  • in music education,
  • in music journalism,
  • in music therapy,
  • in music management.

Music Education in Detail

Structure of the study program

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)

  • Introduction to music education
  • Introduction to musicology
  • Introduction to general music teaching
  • Vocals/voice training
  • Instrumental performance
  • Choir practice
  • Group music making
  • Rhythmics, dance and scenic design

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • Formenlehre/Musical analysis
  • Music theory/tonality/audio training
  • Vocals/voice training
  • Instrumental performance
  • Choir conducting / Choir practice

Two of the following modules:

  • Music history of the baroque period
  • Music history of the 19th century
  • Popular music in context
  • Non-European music
  • Music as a multimedia medium
  • Midi studio/music production

Two-Subject-Bachelor

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 minor Music Education

Possible combinations

At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's program. You may have to observe combination rules.

Combination rule:

  • Music Education can be combined with all fields of study.
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Study abroad

Study abroad

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.

Study abroad

Internships

Internships during studies

  • berufsfeldorientierende interdisziplinäre Praktikum
  • optional: job-oriented internship

Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:

  • two school type-related school internships in the Bachelor program

Study teaching profession

Information about study teaching profession

Teacher training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination. Following the Master's program, you will complete the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.
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Relevance for teacher training

If you follow a master's degree course in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject Music at the following schools:

  • Primary schools

Studying to become a primary school teacher

  • Combination of the major subject Primary and Elementary Education with the minor subject Music Education

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Studying to become a primary school teacher

Admissions qualification

Studying with Abitur

  • general qualification for university entrance or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a comparable previous education

General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):
www.uni-erfurt.de/studium/zugangsvoraussetzungen

Aptitude test

  • successful participation in the aptitude test of Art

Language requirements

Language requirements during studies

No special language requirements are necessary.

Language Centre

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.
www.uni-erfurt.de/sprachenzentrum

International applicants

Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH)
Language requirements for access / DSH

No admission limitation (without nc)

Without admission limitation (without NC)

At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.

Master Programs

After the Bachelor at the University of Erfurt

Master of Education Primary Schools

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Music aptitude test

Learn more about the music aptitude test on the website of the subject area Music.

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Application

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The minor subject in Music Education is admission-free (without NC), but successful participation in the aptitude test is required for application.

Application for the two-subject Bachelor:

If you wish to combine Music Education with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from June 1 to September 30. Please enclose a copy of the aptitude certificate with your application for enrollment/registration.

Enrol now for Music Education!

If you wish to combine Music Education with an admission-restricted program (with NC), please apply from July 1 to August 20 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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