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Entrance exams for the start of studies in winter semester 2020/21

Application deadline: Sun., 01.03.2020

Programme for the entrance exam

Bachelor's Programme

Mon., 09.03.2020, 13.30 – 21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
 

• Performance of an artistic programme. 2-3 pieces of your own choice should be prepared; (the requirements are measured individually according to the age and previous studies of the course applicant).
• Sight-reading
• Sight-singing of approx. 2 lines in major and / or minor key
• Suitability interview
• Optional content (e.g. playing of a melody, intonation exercise, improvisation)

Sheet music and instruments (except percussion) must be brought to the entrance examination by the candidate. The performance of pieces on auxiliary instruments is possible but not obligatory. An accompanist will be available.

Another examination of the musical ear and of music theory knowledge will take place at the start of the first semester as part of a classification in the Aural Training and Composition courses only for those candidates who have been admitted to the course.

Master's Programme

Mon., 09.03.2020, 13.30 – 21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
 

The condition for admission to the Master’s degree is a completed Bachelor’s degree in the relevant branch of study or an equivalent qualification from a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational facility, evidence of adequate German proficiency in non-native applicants, successfully passing the entrance examination and there being a place available on the course.
To ensure an equal footing, admission to the course can be linked with the condition that specific courses beyond the syllabus of the Master’s degree must be completed or that written essays must be submitted.

• Performance of an artistic programme:
  At least 3 pieces from different stylistic eras must be prepared (prepared playing time: at least 30 minutes). Instead of the 3rd piece, 5 orchestral passages or 1 piece of chamber music can also be presented.
  Variant instruments are possible;
• Sight-reading:
  For the entrance examination for the Master’s degree, a brief piece of sight-reading will be provided to candidates to check their sight-reading skills..
• Suitability interview

Sheet music and instruments must be brought to the entrance examination by the candidate. An accompanist will be available.

Bachelor's Programme IGP

Artistic part of the examination
Mon., 09.03.2020, 13.30 – 21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)

Educational-practical part of the examination & colloquium
Tba

 

The entrance examination serves to check the following
a) the motivation to study
b) the educational, artistic and personal competence of the candidates.

The entrance examination is divided into four parts; the positive assessment of the first and second parts is a prerequisite for admission to the further parts of the examination.
 

 

1. Online Application

The following documents must be included in the online application:

  • A short biography with an overview of the qualifications, competences and main areas of activity acquired so far.
  • Letter of motivation with details of personal expectations and objectives
  • Programme (prepared pieces) for the artistic examination part (= part 2)
  • Programme (prepared pieces) for the pedagogical-practical examination part (= part 3)


More information on the online application can be found here.
 

2. Artistic part of the examination

• Performance of an artistic programme. 2-3 pieces of your own choice should be prepared; (the requirements are measured individually according to the age and previous studies of the course applicant).
• Sight-reading
• Sight-singing of approx. 2 lines in major and / or minor key
• Suitability interview
• Optional content (e.g. playing of a melody, intonation exercise, improvisation)

Sheet music and instruments (except percussion) must be brought to the entrance examination by the candidate. The performance of pieces on auxiliary instruments is possible but not obligatory. An accompanist will be available.

Another examination of the musical ear and of music theory knowledge will take place at the start of the first semester as part of a classification in the Aural Training and Composition courses only for those candidates who have been admitted to the course.
 

3. Educational-practical part of the examination

Applicants must demonstrate their educational-practical abilities and potential by showing their practical piano and vocal skills in a presentation:

a) Singing and chordal accompaniment

Singing and simultaneous chordal accompaniment (with lead sheets) at the piano. Applicants are given five songs from the field of popular music to prepare (see here)

b) Accompaniment at the piano

Applicants prepare the accompaniment of three pieces (or single movements) which they may choose from the beginner and intermediate literature for their own instrumental or vocal musical subject (in the piano, organ, accordion, guitar, harpsichord and historical keyboard instrument subjects, accompanying three pieces or single movements of their own choice from the beginner and intermediate literature for an orchestral instrument of their own choice).

Practice-oriented simplifications of the accompaniment parts are permissible, if not desirable. Applicants are required to name the pieces when they submit their musical programme at the time of registration. They must submit four copies of the scores to the Examination Panel at the examination.

c) Sight-Singing

Singing a simple song in German.

 

4. Colloquium

For testing cognitive and linguistic skills.

The panel will discuss and reflect with the applicants on the results of the previous parts of the examination and will examine their individual educational potential as well as their objectives and suitability for the course.

Sample questions for the colloquium are available here.
 

Proficiency in German:
Applicants whose native language is not German also have to prove their proficiency in German. They need to prove that they have at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, at the latest upon enrolment.

Preparatory Course

Mon., 09.03.2020, 13.30 – 21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
 

• Successful completion of the entrance examination in the central artistic subject
• Examination of German proficiency for applicants who are not native German speakers

Central artistic subject:
• Performance of an artistic programme. 2-3 pieces of your own choice should be prepared; (the requirements are measured individually according to the age and previous studies of the course applicant).
• Suitability interview

Sheet music and instruments (except percussion) must be brought to the entrance examination by the candidate.

Certificate of Performance

Mon., 09.03.2020, 13.30 – 21.00
MUK.podium (Johannesgasse 4a, 1010 Vienna)
 

If you cannot join the exam on the given date, an individual exam date can be arranged.

The admission exam can be done directly on site in Vienna or by submitting respective application videos and serves to determine applicants’:
    a) motivation for undertaking the programme of study
    b) artistic proficiency (corresponding to Master’s level entry)
    c) artistic and personal suitability
The admission process is split into three parts – applicants must be successful in Part 1 in order to progress to the next stage.

1. Submission of a short biography (including language skills), covering letter, repertoire list and an audition programme:
•   Short biography: applicants should provide a written overview of the qualifications they have gained so far, their (language) skills, and the areas their activities have focused on.
•   Covering letter: applicants should describe their personal expectations of the programme and what they are looking to get out of it. Applicants should also state their current artistic activities and skills and those they are aiming to acquire.
•   Audition programme for Part 2: a programme for the artistic presentation that makes up Part 2 (corresponding to Master’s level entry).

2. Artistic presentation:
In the artistic presentation, applicants should demonstrate their instrumental proficiency and level of artistry. The programme should be put together by the applicant her/himself and should give as strong an impression as possible of her/his artistic qualifications. Instrumental proficiency should be at least that needed for Master’s level entry.

3. Colloquium:
Together with the applicant, a panel will discuss and reflect on the results of Parts 1 and 2 of the admission exam and examine the applicant’s individual and artistic potential as well as her/his personal goals and suitability for the programme.

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.


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