Contemporary Music, BA

Faculty: Music

Academic discipline: Arts
Qualification: Pop Musician (Instrument/Singing)
Specialization: Pop Music Guitar, Pop Music Bass Guitar, Pop Music Keyboards, Pop Music Saxophone, Pop Music Trombone, Pop Music Trumpet, Pop Music Percussions, Pop Music Singing

Starting date: September

Language requirements: English language proficiency (at least B2)

Academic requirements: High school certificate, entrance examination
(Further information:  Institute of Pop Music)
Duration: 6 semesters
ECTS credits: 180
Tuition fee: 10,000 USD/year
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD


Short description:

The aim of the program is to educate pop music performers who - with their technical knowledge and skills in the field of electro-technical, instrumental and vocal techniques and performance skills - are able to perform in various musical ensembles and according to their professional competence are able to collaborate in the operation of musical or cultural institutions or to take simple managerial roles in pop music management. They are prepared to continue their studies at master’s level.


Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):

Main subjects

Short History of Classical Music, History of Popular Music, Folk Music/Folk Music Arrangements, Solfege, Music Theory, Applied Music Composition, Cultural History, History of Philosophy, Pop Music Instrument/ Singing Major, Knowledge of Repertoire, Improvisation, Band Practice, Producer Basic Skills, Piano, Management Fundamentals, Foreign Language (English for music professionals), Sound Editing, Orchestration, Rhythm Section, Stage Presence (for singers), Background Singing (for singers), Knowledge of Instrument (for the specific major)


Internship, practice: Performing practice (concerts, galas) closely linked to the skills development process, as defined in the curriculum and the semester work plan.

Career prospects: Graduates can go on to work as professional pop musicians in various bands or other areas of the music industry. They can also take on general management tasks in various cultural and artistic institutions.

They can continue their studies in future pop music-related university master's programs.

See the website of the Institute of Pop Music here.

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