The subject areas of the bachelor programme “Horn” are: artistic practice, applied theory, music, literature and arts studies, and music education. Compulsory subjects are the central artistic subject, piano, coaching, solo and choir ensemble, introduction to early and new music, aural training, advanced aural training, solfeggio, theory, study of form, music analysis, acoustics, organology and history of music. The university also offers a broad spectrum of elective subjects. Two bachelor theses must be written, the topics of which must be chosen from two courses. The artistic part of the bachelor examination consists of a 45-minute recital of works of solo and chamber music literature of different epochs. In the central artistic subject at least one stage performance per semester is required. Moreover, compulsory observation classes in one of the central artistic subjects are to emphasize the claim for didactic transparency.
The entrance examination consists of an instrumental audition, an examination of basic knowledge of general music theory and an exam in elementary piano playing well as an examination of the knowledge of German, if German is not the mother tongue.