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Master of Arts Education (MAE)

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

Application deadline: Fri., 08.01.2021

Programme for the entrance exam

Master's Programme

Please note that due to the Covid19 security measures a modified exam procedure applies for the entrance exams MAE 2021!
1st round: Evaluation of the application package by the committee

2nd round: Evaluation of the submitted artistic self-presentation by the commission
> intermediate result

3rd round (Guided group test - Body / Rhythmics / Drama):
Sat., 23.01.2021, 09.00-12.00

> intermediate result

4th round: Colloquium (suitability interview)
5th round: presentation of a concept for group design
Sat., 23.01.2021, 14.00-18.00

> end result

The condition for admission onto the Master of Arts Education course is a completed Bachelor’s degree in the arts or art education or an equivalent qualification from a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational facility.
Course candidates with a degree that is not related to art or art education can put themselves on an equal footing with those who do by providing evidence of adequate professional experience.

The entrance examination is used to check the motivation to study, the artistic level and aptitude of the candidate to provide art education / training.

The entrance examination is split into five parts. You must pass the first part successfully to be admitted to the further parts of the exam.

1.  Online application:
The following documents must be attached to the application:
- Brief biography with qualifications, competences and emphasis.
- Motivation to study: Statement about the objectives and expectations relating to the MAE course. What fields of interest and focal points, in relation to the arts, education and the communication of art, already exist or are being strived for.
- youtube link to the video recording of the artistic self-presentation.

2. Artistic self-presentation:
In a 15-20 minute artistic self-presentation, applicants will demonstrate their artistic skills. The programme, compiled independently by the candidate, should provide as powerful an impression as possible of the artistic qualifications.The youtube link to the artistic self-presentation must be submitted with all other application documents by Fr 8.1.2021 at the latest. Technical conditions for video recording: fixed camera position (total/long shot), the entire program must be recorded in one sequence (i.e. without interruptions, editing).  

3. Guided group test:
In the part of the exam that is guided by lecturers, group processes will be initiated. These will focus mainly on communicative potentials as well as examining the candidate’s ability to work in a team and other soft skills.

4. Viva:
The committee will check the individual, artistic, educational and communicative potentials and aptitude of candidates for the course.

5.Independently developed concept for group design:
Further details will be given on the day of the examination (Sat, 23.1.2021).

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 considers itself a progressive university of music and art that creates cultural values in the fields of music, dance, acting and singing. The MUK is the only university owned by the City of Vienna and brings together the best international young talent and outstanding lecturers.



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