Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre


Head of Programme: Univ.-Prof. Michael Schnack, MA
Bräunerstraße 5, 1st floor/Room 1.35, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 512 77 47-520
Mobile: +43 664 606 47 520
E-mail: m.schnack(at) 

Vice Head of Programme: Werner Sobotka
Mobile: +43 1 512 77 47-521
E-mail: w.sobotka(at)


Alexandra Frankmann-Köpp
Isabella Fritdum
Wolfgang Groller
Univ.-Prof. Michael Schnack, MA

Werner Sobotka

Sascha Becker
Maria Blahous
Ruth Brauer-Kvam
Manfred Equiluz
Univ.-Prof. Michèle Friedman
Univ.-Prof. Walter Ernst Haberl
Univ.-Prof. Karen Henry
a.o. Univ.-Prof. Paul Hille
Univ.-Prof. Steffi Hofer
David Hojer
Lior Kretzer

Therese Kriechbaum-Heer
Univ.-Prof. Previn Moore
Eva Maria Neubauer
Doris Richter-Bieber
Christoph Riedl
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Susan Rigvava-Dumas
Univ.-Prof. Christoph Rolfes
Univ.-Prof. Mel Stein
Agathe Taffertshofer
Marcus Tesch
Peter Uwira
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Edwin Vanecek
Prof. Mag. Sebastian Vittucci
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susana Zapke


The Musical Theatre Programme at Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna

The Study Programme of Musical Theatre at Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna comprises the genres of musical, operetta, cabaret, performance and entertainment.

The objective of the practice-oriented four-year programme in Musical Theatre is the grooming of artistic personalities for the national and international domain of musical theatre. Graduates are trained to perform on any stage in all three disciplines — acting, dancing and singing — within the genres of cabaret, performance and entertainment. About 80% of graduates of the MUK gain a foothold in the music theatre business. 

The programme focuses on the holistic character development of students in technical and artistic terms. It develops their ensemble skills through group lessons and their singing, dancing and acting skills in individual and small group lessons implementing an interdisciplinary approach.
All three disciplines are equally emphasized, though the most important thing is their integration into a single entity. And all of the disciplines must be infused with elements of acting.

From the beginning of the programme students incorporate what they have learned into productions and are examined. Here the young artists are imparted knowledge of speaking, singing and movement as well as independence. Individual training must correspond with the production.

Instruction in the Study Programme Musical Theatre is held in Bräunerstraße 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

Musical Theatre

Minimum age:
Recommended age limit:

Bachelor's Programme
8 semesters
Bachelor of Arts


Non-degree Programme
2 semesters
No age limit

* Admissibility is based on the applicant's age


Practical advice and important information can be found at

The admission exam lasts several days and consists of three sections. Passing the previous section of the exam enables participation in the next segment.
Applicants are to prepare three songs including one up-tempo song and one ballad, at least two of the three songs in German, and two different monologues. Further prerequisites are movement talent and a doctor’s certificate (see next paragraph) of physical fitness. Applicants are to bring along their own music and training attire for the admission exam.

At the time of the admission exam for the Study Programme Musical Theatre, applicants are to present to the Examining Board doctor's certificates from an ENT specialist and general practitioner or sports physician attesting to the applicant’s physical fitness and capacity. The certificate must be issued at the earliest one month prior to the date of the admission exam.

Proof of German language proficiency:
After successful completion of the admission exam, applicants whose native language is not German are to furnish the Admissions Office with proof of their proficiency in German at the A2/B1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). More information can be found on the info sheet "Proficiency in German".