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Master of Music -

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The master's program in Production is a non-consecutive two-year specializing master's program, with a focus on contemporary popular music. Prerequisite is a completed bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree in an affine subject. Students deal with both the musical-technical and the economic aspects of music production and marketing, as well as with the fields of copyright, contract law and ancillary copyright. They supervise productions (including their own) in both musical and technical respects in the university's own studio.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the relevant contact person(s).

Basic information

Degree Master of Music
Period of study 4 Semester
Course begin Wintersemester
ECTS points 120 Credits
Major subjects Production
Impressions from the study program
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Applications are submitted online via the muvac platform. All information on the procedure can be found on our application page.

Admission requirements

  • Successfully completed bachelor's degree or comparable degree in an affine subject.
  • Students who have not graduated from a German-speaking institution must prove that they have sufficient German language skills (min. level A2 according to the European Framework of Reference).
  • Successfully passed aptitude test


To apply for a study place, please submit together with the application two audio files (*.wav, *.aiff, *.mp3) that you have produced yourself within the last two years or in whose production you have collaborated. In addition, you should provide documentation showing your working methods and your role in the production process. The documentation can be done preferably by:

  • Photos (*.jpeg)
  • video (*.mov)
  • Screenshots of the software used
  • sheet music/scores
  • other meaningful material

Qualifying test

For the day of the aptitude test, you prepare a production from the (raw) material you receive from us in advance after the application deadline. Here, too, the creation and working method must be documented as described above. The prepared work will be heard together with the jury, and the result and working method will be discussed with the jury. Further information about this task can be found under "readme.txt". Detailed information can be found in the Qualifying Examination Regulations, especially in the appendix for content requirements and conduct of the examination.

The program is divided into three modules that must be taken over a total of four semesters. The main subject module takes up a large part. It is supplemented by the module Artistic-Practical Context and an elective module. The program is completed with the Master's degree project.


You can find a list of our lecturers on the following page.

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Prof. Jonathan Podmore
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Unter Krahnenbäumen 87
50668 Köln