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About us


With three locations in Cologne, Aachen and Wuppertal, the Cologne University of Music and Dance is one of the largest art colleges in Europe. We are characterised by a long history, a large number of internationally renowned graduates and lecturers, and a wide range of courses.

We offer students from over 50 nations a qualified education and a variety of experimental spaces to prepare them for their future careers. We create space for interdisciplinary exchange, for concentrated and concerted practice, for artistic and scientific projects, creative ideas and a lot of fun. You can find out what else sets us apart behind the scenes on the following pages:

Rote Außenfassade am Standort Köln


A wide triangle across the Bergisches and Rhineland regions: these are our three locations in Cologne, Aachen and Wuppertal. Spatially, we are separated. Music, dance, performances, collaborations and our shared joy of playing connect us.