The degree programme consists of the central artistic discipline recorder, several compulsory subjects (chamber music, basso continuo for recorder players, correpitition and practical training for contemporary recorder players) and several elective subjects. A priority subject is to be chosen. The master examination consists of two parts. In the first part a piece of music to be chosen from the examination programme defined by the examining committee is to be performed. In the second part students have to perform, under concert conditions, a programme that they have arranged themselves. The examination programme stipulates that students have to perform forty-five minutes in each part of the examination. Playing from memory is not necessary.
If a bachelor programme was studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz no admission test is required. Applicants who have not studied in Graz or who passed their bachelor examination more than two semesters before applying for the master programme have to audition.