Two universities and two curricula, three languages, a precious asset to be preserved and transmitted.
This inter-university MA in Musicology offered by the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and the University of Trento, allows you to specialize in two distinct fields:
- Music Philology,
- Communicating Music (Musikvermittlung).
The lecturers come from three different cultural and linguistic areas and will guide you along your academic path, introducing you to the world of education, research and transmission of knowledge in the field of music.
You will attend the first year of study, common to both curricula and mainly in English, at the Faculty of Education in Brixen-Bressanone. The main subjects are: musical education, music making and music learning, ethnomusicology, paleography and musical philology and cultural anthropology.
The second year, you will have to decide whether to continue in Brixen-Bressanone, with a curriculum in Communicating Music (Musikvermittlung) that focuses on subjects such as history of theatre and performing arts, exegesis of musical sources or pedagogy, or in Trento, with a curriculum in Philology of Music, focused on disciplines such as modern and contemporary composition stylistics, musical dramaturgy, history and criticism of art or codicology.
A wide choice of optional courses will allow you to steer the path towards your interests.
Graduates can work as experts in the field of music education and its cultural dissemination (for example in concert institutions and in teaching), or in archives and music libraries and in specialized publishing. You might also decide to continue your studies by undertaking a PhD.
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- Perspectives on music making and learning
- Music Paleography and Philology
- Cultural Anthropology
- German Literature
- Theoretical and methodological basics of communicating music
- History of theatre and musical dramaturgy
- Planning and evaluation of learning pathways
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Applications for the 2021 intake are open from 1 March to 28 April 2021 for both EU and non-EU citizens, and from 19 May to 24 August 2021 for EU citizens only.
DisciplinesMusic Music History
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
To gain admission to this programme you need one of the following qualifications:
- a bachelor or master’s degree independent from the degree classes
- a first-level degree of the Conservatory
- an equivalent qualification gained abroad.
- 1st language: C1
- 2nd language: B2
- 3rd language: no level required
International748 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 748 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA748 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 748 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Brixen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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