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.
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 two pieces of music from two style epochs must be played. Students whose mother tongue is not German have to prove proficiency in the German language before the third semester (level B1).