MA Music Education & Music Performance (EN)

The Master’s programme in Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy consists of artistic, pedagogical and scientific study modules that focus on the promotion of giftedness in musical teaching situations. It imparts interdisciplinary basics on the promotion of musical giftedness and performance.

Innovative study modules are partly carried out in cooperation with the Vorarlberg Olympic Centre. Students acquire practical teaching experience in the Pre-College of the University of Applied Sciences.

Das Studium

The Master of Arts degree certifies that graduates have achieved a high artistic level in their respective main subject and confirms that they are qualified to teach and work with gifted musicians in music schools, conservatoires, conservatoires and music universities.

Graduates are qualified to identify musical talents and to support them through pedagogical and psychosocial methods.

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

Programme length

4 semesters in full-time study
max. 8 semesters as part-time study

Admissions criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts education with at least 180 ECTS credits.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the arts with at least 180 ECTS credits or an equivalent qualification from a higher education institution in Germany or a recognised higher education institution in an EU or EEA state.

Applicants who do not have a degree in arts education are required to provide additional evidence of a relevant work placement in arts education equivalent to at least 40 teaching hours or work experience as a professional music teacher.

  • Students must have passed the admission examination (examination in the main artistic subject, motivation and feedback interview and teaching sample)


The examination boards assess each part of the examination using a point system. The sum of the points achieved decides the ranking of the applicants in the allocation of available study placements.


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.

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Nach der Zulassungsprüfung

Alle Studienbewerber*innen werden, sobald die Zuteilung durch die Zuteilungskommission erfolgt ist, von der Studiendirektion verständigt.

Eine erfolgreich bestandene Zulassungsprüfung ist keine Gewährleistung für einen Studienplatz. Die Zuteilung eines Studienplatzes ist abhängig von den zur Verfügung stehenden freien Studienplätzen.


Applicants whose first language is not German: Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages must be proven.


Die Studiengebühren richten sich nach der Herkunft der Studierenden und setzen sich aus dem Semesterbeitrag und der ÖH-Gebühr zusammen.

EU-Bürger*in: € 270,– pro Semester
Nicht-EU-Bürger*in: € 590,– pro Semester
ÖH-Gebühr: € 22,70 pro Semester