MA Music Performance & Career Development (EN)

The artistic Master’s programme consists of artistic and scientific study modules that serve to expand and deepen the student’s own artistic-musical profile. It provides the basis for reflection and further development of the student’s own concert and research practice as well as for entrepreneurial and market-based activities as an artist.

The Study Programme

The Master of Arts degree of the programme certifies that graduates have a high artistic level in their respective main subject. It further provides graduates with the competences to develop dramaturgy, staging, and concert programs as well as to carry these into the cultural sector as independent entrepreneurs through their basic economic and legal knowledge.

The degree programme entitles students to take up further doctoral studies at colleges and universities.

Admission Requirements

  • Suitable Bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS.
  • Students must have passed the admission examination, comprised of examination in the central artistic subject, motivation and feedback interviews, and a potential and expert discussion in which applicants are given the opportunity to present their own ideas and positions on current concert formats


Each part of the examination is assessed by means of a point system. The sum of the points achieved determines the ranking of the applicants in the allocation of available study places.


Study achievements at the level of a Master’s degree can be credited.

The Directorate of Studies is responsible for crediting competences acquired prior to the degree course; applications can be submitted here. The decision on the content is made by a credit transfer committee.

Additional information including forms can be found here.

Following the Admission Exam

All study applicants will be notified by the Directorate of Studies as soon as they have been admitted by the Admissions Committee.

There is no guarantee of a study place if the admission examination is passed successfully. A study place is allocated depending on the number of available study places.

Proof of Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not German must provide proof of proficiency in German at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages until the end of the first semester.

Study Fees

The study fees are based on the origin of the students and consist of the semester fee and the fee of the Austrian National Union of Students.

EU citizen: € 270 per semester
Non-EU citizen: € 590 per semester
Fee of the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH): € 22.70 per semester