Musical Theatre - Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien

Musical Theatre

Entrance exams for the start of studies in winter semester 2021/22

Application deadline: Sun., 10.01.2021

Programme for the entrance exam

Bachelor's Programme

Mon., 25.01.2021 – Thu., 28.01.2021, starting at 10.00
if necessary:
Fri., 29.01.2021, 10.00–14.30
(, Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)

Information about the entrance examination:

1. The candidate should prepare and bring along the following:

1.1 Artistic self-presentation (maximum 2 minutes)

For example:

  • A performance of a song
    (which could be one of the required three songs; see 1.2)
  • An originally-composed song or self-written monologue
  • A dance performance
  • An acting scene or monologue
  • A performance of a poem
  • A comedy number
  • A combination of any of these possibilities.

1.2 Programme for the artistic exams after the first round:

  • Three songs from the field of musical, operetta and chanson in contrasting characters (e.g. up-tempo, ballad, novelty, show number, etc.). Maximum of 2:30 minutes per song (they may be cut versions). At least two of these must be in German.
  • Two German-language monologues (at least one of them contemporary). Maximum 1:30 minutes per monologue.
  • A lyric text (written after 1920) in German. Maximum 1:30 minutes. (e.g. words of a song, a poem, etc.).

1.3 Musicality and dance tests after the first round (see schedule as well as sample test)

1.4 Dance clothes and dance shoes

All pieces are to be performed by memory. All singing performances are to be accompanied by a MUK pianist or by your own pianist. Musical scores are to be provided in the desired key and easily readable for the pianist. Any audio files (only MP3 format allowed) for dance performances must be submitted to the Student Affairs Office no later than two weeks before the examination (via e-mail or file hosting) and must also be brought directly to the examination (USB stick).

Upon successful completion of the entrance exam, a phoniatrics and / or ENT assessment as well as a medical and / or orthopedic examination report may be requested by the Head of Department within 6 weeks.

A list of appropriate medical specialists will be made available to the candidates after the entrance exam by the program director.

2. Selection process

The selection process takes place over three rounds of one day each. The first round takes place on two days.

3. Procedure

1st round (1st half of the candidates on Monday, 2nd half on Tuesday)

Registration and orientation of the candidates (9.00 a.m.)

Beginning of the exam (10:00 a.m.)

Artistic self-presentation (maximum 2 minutes per applicant; the artistic self-presentation can be interrupted by the commission at any time). If necessary, further selections from the artistic programme may be requested.

Announcement of the candidates selected for the 2nd round will be posted in the evening.

2nd round (Wednesday)

First part (beginning at 9:00 a.m.): Dance test and musicality test

  • Dance test: Ballet, jazz dance, choreography pick-up
  • Musicality test: Ear training, sight-singing, rhythm, movement, coordination, written theory test
    Example exam

Lunch break

Second part (in the afternoon):

  • Artistic examination (song, monologue as requested by the commission)

Announcement of the candidates selected for the 3rd round will be posted in the evening.

3rd round (Thursday)

First part (beginning at 10.00 a.m.):

  • Scenic improvisation: Specifications by the commission
  • Voice test: Various exercises pertaining to range, register, technique, etc.
  • Speech test: Prepared lyric text (see point 1.2)
  • Examination of tap dance skills (no prior knowledge is required)

Lunch break

Second part:

  • Artistic examination (songs, monologues; selection by the commission)
  • Directly following, a short conversation pertaining to motivation and interests


Announcement of the final results.

Feedback for the candidates of the 2nd and 3rd rounds.


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 MUK consideres itself a progressive Music and Arts university, which creates cultural values in the fields of music, dance, drama and singing. The MUK is the only university in the ownership of the city of Vienna and unites the best international talents and prominent teachers.



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