The music teaching qualification at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln ends with a Master’s Degree and qualifies students first and foremost for careers in music teaching at grammar schools, comprehensive schools and vocational colleges. Employment opportunities open to graduates are very good. This is confirmed by regularly published forecasts from the North Rhine-Westphalia Department of Education (Schulministerium Nordrhein-Westfalens).
In addition to qualifying as professional music teachers, graduates are also often employed in related fields outside the direct scope of the programme, including concert outreach and education, radio, choral conducting and music journalism. Finally, the programme gives students the opportunity to pursue further academic study in the form of a doctorate.