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Bachelor programme Bassoon

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The instrumental studies programme provides comprehensive training and perfection in musical and interpretative capabilities as well as the technical skills to perform on the instrument, all of which are required for a professional musical career. Through the combination of specialised musical knowledge and technical ability as well as the creative involvement of their own artistic personality in orchestral and chamber music performances graduates will be able to establish themselves successfully in professional careers (in orchestras, chamber music and solo settings).

Higher education institution:
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Group of fields of study:
Art Studies
Degree programme:
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
8 Semester / 240 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2013/14, Stk. 23 (Nr. 4)

Additional information


Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme “Bassoon” is an instrumental studies programme. Besides the main instrument the piano will be studied as a secondary instrument. The programme focuses on classical music.


The degree programme consists of the central artistic subject, compulsory subjects, elective subjects, specialisation, and elective subjects which can be chosen freely. The two-semester introductory phase includes the course “Instrument” in the central artistic subject module, and aural training and piano practice in the compulsory subjects module. Students can choose a specialisation from Studio for early music, studio for new music, chamber music and accompanying music studies. Two bachelor theses must be written. The first one can be an artistic bachelor thesis and the second one should be an academic thesis. It is also possible to write two academic bachelor theses. The final examination consists of a recital of 45 minutes’ duration. A programme consisting of five areas must be prepared for this.

Entrance examinations

By means of an entrance examination the artistic aptitude of prospective students will be assessed. The examination consists of a theoretical and an instrumental part. The first part consists of an aural entrance test and a test in music theory and in the second part the auditions are assessed. Students whose mother tongue is not German have to prove proficiency in the German language before the third semester (level B1).

Supplementary examinations