Musik und Medien (Bachelor)
The major in Music and Media combines a broad spectrum of contents and makes it possible to investigate media perspectives both artistically and scientifically, to challenge them, to invent them anew and to convey them to others. Generally lasting eight semesters, the study program provides the basis for a sustainable and independent education with optional areas of concentration. The program is taught at the university’s own Institute for Music and Media.
Building on basic subjects such as musicology, sound production, media history and sensory education, the program can be freely modified by choosing a combination of different subject concentrations.
The focus on media composition opens up possibilities of high-level composition for film and a wide range of media. In Music Informatics, students research algorithms, sound installations and experimental music. Music Production introduces students to the rich possibilities of studio technology. Music and AV Production conveys the complexity of camera work and editing. Legal and Economic Knowledge promotes music and media management skills, whereas Music and Text develop the culture of critical or poetic writing. Classical Music Recording introduces students to the subtleties of recording classical music. Visual Music opens the world between hearing and seeing and involves working on new forms of moving image design.
This program of study includes individualized music lessons. The further development of the students’ own music merges seamlessly into working with film, computers, text and other, perhaps still undiscovered media. The students’ independent projects attract attention far beyond the institute. Guest lectures, projects and additional classes provide additional insights into recent developments in research, society and art.
A list of instructors can be found on the website of the Institute of Music and Media.
Candidates for the Music and Media master’s program must complete a proficiency test. Work samples and a lecture on music are required (see Music and Media requirements). If the work samples submitted are evaluated positively by the selection committee candidates are invited to an interview and the other parts of the examination.
The proficiency test for the bachelor’s program also includes tests in music theory and aural skills at level 3. Sample exams are available in the Music Theory section of this website.
Proficiency in German
International applicants must possess adequate German language skills. The B2 certificate (according to the Goethe Institute classification system) or a comparable qualification is required. This also applies to direct enrollment in a higher semester.
Commencement of studies and application deadlines
It is only possible to commence studies in the Choral Conducting bachelor’s program in the winter semester. The application deadline is March 1. The date-of-receipt stamp of the university applies.
The completed application form and supporting documents should be sent to the following address:
The Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf
40476 Düsseldorf, Germany
The individual documents that must be submitted are listed on the application form.
Questions about the academic program will be answered by subject tutors and the Registrar’s Office.
Please also note: FAQs concerning the major Music and Media and Audio and Video