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UNIVERSITÄT DER KÜNSTE, BERLIN Fakultät Musik (Faculty of Music)







Street Address:

Fasanenstraße 1B, D10623 Berlin, Germany

Postal Address:

Postfach 120544, D10595 Berlin, Germany


+49 30 3185 2713


Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Arts. Three years. Studies include performance (classical, jazz/pop, early music, music theatre performance), composition, musicology, choral and orchestral conducting, sound engineering (tonmeister), pedagogy, music therapy, church music. Music education is also offered as preparation for teaching music in schools but needs to be followed by a two-year Master program in music education to gain the qualification.


Graduate program


Master of Arts. In performance, opera performance, conducting, composition, musicology, music education, music therapy, sound design. Master of Music (European Jazz Master - EUJAM). This is a joint master's degree program offered by the conservatories of Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Trondheim. Studies in jazz performance, jazz composition and arrangement, leadership skills, communication skills, management skills. Language of tuition is English.


Other program


Konzertexamen. For advanced performance on an orchestral instrument.

Institution Notes:

The University can trace its history back to 1696. It gained its current name and status in 2001. There are four colleges: fine arts; architecture, media and design; performing arts/theatre; music. Attached to the Faculty are eight Institutes: • Institute for Higher Level Music Teacher Training; • Institute for School Music Teacher Training; • Institute for Teacher Certification in Music; • Institute for Sound Engineering; • Institute of Ecumenical Church Music (with a supplementary course involved choral conducting and work with the State and Cathedral Choir of Berlin); • Institute of Modern Music; • The Julius Stern Institute for the Advancement of Young Musicians; • Jazz Institute Berlin; • Institute for Musicians' Health. The University organises a Summer University for interested persons, offering one-week workshops and courses in performing arts, fine arts, design and music. International artists are invited to present programs. The University administers the following awards: • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Award. Annual, for students at German music colleges. • Arthur Schnabel Competition. Every two years, for pianists studying piano as their main subject at the Hochschule or at the Hanns Eisler School of Music. • Ibolyka Gyarfas Violin Competition. Annual, for violin students at the Hochschule. • Alice Samter Foundation Chamber Music Competition. Every two years, for all ensembles ranging from three to nine musicians. • Domenico Gabrielli Violoncello Competition. Every two years. • Paula-Lindberg-Salomon-Song Competition ‘Das Lied’. An international vocal competition held every two years, for students of the German-speaking and Benelux countries. • Max Rostal Competition. Every two years, for violin and viola students. • Alfred Sitthard Scholarship for organ students. • Boris-Blacher-Award for young composers. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

October 2021