Bachelor of Music
The University offers bachelor’s (8 semesters), master’s (4 semesters), and concert examination (4 semesters) degree programs in electronic composition. Courses are taught in the work rooms at the University’s Studio for Electronic Music. The studio has many stationary and mobile workstations, extensive software and hardware equipment, as well as superb listening equipment.
Hands-on seminars during the general program teach the necessary technical skills. The programs focus in on the arts. The program focuses on developing musical concepts, putting these into practice, working with certain formats for presenting music using different audiovisual media, and exploring media theory issues and networking with external institutions through collaborative projects.
The Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln is currently the only German institution of higher education for music that offers a bachelor’s program for electronic composition. This ensures that the students’ interests and strengths are fostered from the beginning of the program and that the students are prepared for one of the different specializations in the advanced program. The advanced program focuses on music recitals with the option of specializing in either Internet/performance/visualization, or instrumental composition.
Major: Composition (electronic)
Academic degree: Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
Duration of degree program: 8 semesters (4 years)
Start of program: Winter semester
Degree requirements: 240 ECTS credits
Admission requirements: See aptitude test