The instrumental study programme "Harp" consists of four compulsory subjects: the central artistic subject, coaching; orchestra and chamber music. In the master’s programme a specialisation subject can be chosen (from solo literature, chamber music, improvisation and composition, early music and new music). A master’s thesis must also be written. Students can choose between an academic and an artistic master’s thesis. The artistic part of the master’s examination consists of an internal exam and a public concert of approximately one hour’s duration. Students need a pass grade on a compulsory practical training consisting of three stage performances.
If a bachelor programme was studied at the Mozarteum University Salzburg an entrance examination is not necessary. Applicants who studied at another university have to undergo an examination of their qualifications. A programme must be presented which must include works of a high degree of difficulty from various stylistic epochs.