Audio and Video (bachelor’s)
The degree program Audio and Video is aimed at anyone who would like to combine a degree in technology and engineering with high-level artistic studies but does not want to commit to a predefined job description. The emphasis of the, as a rule, eight-semester study program is on the free and professional combination of competencies wherever audio and video formats require both technical and creative decisions. The program is carried out in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf (HSD). Consequently, classes take place both at the university’s own Institute of Music and Media and at the University of Düsseldorf. The degree concludes with the Bachelor of Engineering.
A broad spectrum of subjects are combined as part of the Audio and Video program: classical music recording is combined with media composition, musicology with physics, and communications technology with multi-camera production. As in the Music and Media degree program, various major concentrations deepen basic knowledge. In the last phase of the degree program, the strands flow together and independent projects are carried out. Lectures by guests from different areas of professional life give new impetus and help with career planning.
In the Audio and Video degree program, which is a further development of the renowned Düsseldorf Sound Engineer program of studies, individualized music instruction is combined with the technical fundamentals necessary for professional work on audio and video recordings.
Detailed information about the sequence and contents can be found in the Audio and Video module overview.
A list of instructors can be found on the website of the Institute of Music and Media.
Candidates wishing to study sound and image must complete a proficiency test. Requirements include work samples and a live vocal or instrumental audition (requirements for Audio and Video program). If the work samples submitted are evaluated positively by the selection committee, candidates are invited to an interview and the remaining parts of the examination. The proficiency test includes tests in music theory and aural skills: 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 Audio and Video bachelor’s program in the winter semester. The application deadline is March 15. The date-of-receipt stamp of the university applies.
Applications must be submitted online, along with access to the online application portal Muvac. Further information can be found here (German).
Questions about the academic program will be answered by subject tutors and the Registrar’s Office.
Please also note: FAQs about the majors Music and Media and Audio and Video.