Application Requirements

Recordings or Portfolio

In order to gain a good overview of your artistic spectrum, we ask you to prepare a repertoire that is as varied as possible.

  • Voice (Vocals), Conducting, or Instrumental Studies:
    • 3 pieces of music, or songs/arias from different eras (please upload 3 single video files)
    • For singers: at least one song or aria in German, a total 30 minute recording without cut, applicant in the long shot
       
  • Jazz
    • 4 pieces from the standard repertoire (4 single video or audio files):
      • Ballad
      • Piece with functional harmony (Stufenharmonik)
      • Blues
      • Own composition
         
  • Composition:
    • Own compositions with different instrumentation
    • Links to recordings of own compositions (if available)
       
  • Drama (Acting, Theatre): 
    • Excerpts from stagings, possibly scenes
    • At least one monologue 
    • One self-presentation video
       
  • Stage Design:
    • Portfolio
       
  • Musicology: 
    • Current certificate of the course of studies (title of successfully completed courses and submitted seminar papers)
    • 2-3 example works, written analyses, or style studies in German or English
       
  • Music Theory:
    • Current certificate of the course of studies (title of successfully completed courses and submitted seminar papers)
    • 2-3 example works, written analyses, or style studies in German or English
       
  • Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering:
    • Current certificate of the course of studies (title and proof of successfully completed courses in audio engineering, digital signal processing, and acoustics)
    • Independent written works from seminars, student projects, or trainings, in German or English
       
  • PhD (Musicology):
    • A short summary of the planned doctoral work or thesis
       
  • Dr. artium (Artistic Research):
    • Provide an exposé of the doctoral thesis, referencing the artistic-scientific research method used, and send it to Prof. Dr. med. Send Deniz Peters in advance (3 months before the application deadline set by the International Office)
    • Provide a link to the current doctoral programme and the name of a contact person from the sending institution
    • Before an application as an exchange student at the KUG in Mobilty-Online is possible, it must be determined whether the acceptance by an artistic supervisor for the "Privatissimum Dr.artium (KE)" is likely and whether the acceptance from a scientific supervisor for the "colloquium for doctoral students" is also expected.
    • The Dr.artium programme in Graz assumes a close dynamic between artistic exploration/ experimentation/reflection through artistic action and intellectual and scientific reflection and research methods. It goes beyond "practice as research"; the theoretical part is accordingly demanding.

Recommended language skills

The language of instruction is German (level B2). However, it is possible to receive some advice and guidance in English. For attending courses in music theory, music history, music education or other courses where oral explanations are essential, good German knowledge is required (level B2).

In research projects the language will be agreed upon between teachers and students. In this case it is possible to use the English language (level B2 will be required).

See also: FAQs.

Updated: November 2020