The bachelor programme is divided into three topics. Artistic practice includes the subjects central artistic subject with didactic transparency, piano, coaching, ensemble solo chamber music, ensemble in parts orchestra and Bläserphilharmonie, introduction to early music and introduction to new music. The discipline Applied Theory includes the subjects aural training, advanced aural training, solfeggio, theory, study of musical form, acoustics, and study of instruments. The module music, literature and arts studies consists of courses in history of music. Two bachelor theses must be written (the first one as an introduction to a repertoire peace consisting of several movements from one’s artistic practice, the second one from the fields of music theory, musicology, music education or alternatively an introduction to a work of music). The degree programme concludes with a bachelor exam in the form of a recital with works from solo and chamber music literature from various epochs.
The entrance examination consists of an instrumental audition, an exam in basic knowledge of general music theory and an exam in elementary piano playing. Students should also have knowledge of German.