Culture, Media, Art & Music

Musikwissenschaft

Musicology

Bachelor

 

 

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The broad spectrum of modern music styles is the subject of academic analysis. The programme aims to create a better understanding of music. Studies pursue an interdisciplinary approach that takes into account the historical, regional and cultural contexts of the emergence, dissemination and appropriation of music. The academic programme is delivered in close cooperation with the Hochschule für Künste.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The broad spectrum of modern music styles is the subject of academic analysis. The programme aims to create a better understanding of music. Studies pursue an interdisciplinary approach that takes into account the historical, regional and cultural contexts of the emergence, dissemination and appropriation of music. The academic programme is delivered in close cooperation with the Hochschule für Künste.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Career opportunities exist in cultural institutions such as the press, radio broadcasting, television and music management.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Main objective of the study programme is the critical reflection of music in a broad sense to obtain academic and cultural competence. Within the academic framework of historical and systematic musicology fundamental knowledge as well as a diversity of musical appearances and effects will be explored. Thus, music from different historical periods and sociocultural contexts, like serious and popular music genres, as well as (psycho-)acoustical, psychological, sociological, and aesthetic phenomenon of music production and reception are part of the curriculum.
The programme involves eleven compulsory modules with 72 CP in total. These include classes in music theory (9 CP) provided by and given at the Conservatory for the Arts (Hochschule für Künste). For the Bachelor thesis 12 CP are given. The additional area of specialization consists of the internship (9 CP) and the elective area (12 CP). The area of General studies amounts to another 27 CP.

Course schedule

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Practical

Studies involve a compulsory work practical to be undertaken in the 5th semester.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

specialty + complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

  • German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Internship regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Tadday
Building: GW2, Office: A4393
E-Mail: tadday(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67760

Studies centre

Studienzentrum FB 9
Building: SFG, Office: SFG 3300
E-Mail: studienzentrumfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67511

Juliane Schoppe
office hours: Mo 12-14:00 and Thu 10-12:00 (SFG 3300)

Practice office

Wiltrud Hoffmann
Building: SFG, Office: 3090
E-Mail: praxfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67510

Status

03.01.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The broad spectrum of modern music styles is the subject of academic analysis. The programme aims to create a better understanding of music. Studies pursue an interdisciplinary approach that takes into account the historical, regional and cultural contexts of the emergence, dissemination and appropriation of music. The academic programme is delivered in close cooperation with the Hochschule für Künste.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Career opportunities exist in cultural institutions such as the press, radio broadcasting, television and music management.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Main objective of the study programme is the critical reflection of music in a broad sense to obtain academic and cultural competence. Within the academic framework of historical and systematic musicology fundamental knowledge as well as a diversity of musical appearances and effects will be explored. Thus, music from different historical periods and sociocultural contexts, like serious and popular music genres, as well as (psycho-)acoustical, psychological, sociological, and aesthetic phenomenon of music production and reception are part of the curriculum.
The programme involves eleven compulsory modules with 72 CP in total. These include classes in music theory (9 CP) provided by and given at the Conservatory for the Arts (Hochschule für Künste). For the Bachelor thesis 12 CP are given. The additional area of specialization consists of the internship (9 CP) and the elective area (12 CP). The area of General studies amounts to another 27 CP.

Course schedule

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Practical

Studies involve a compulsory work practical to be undertaken in the 5th semester.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

specialty + complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

  • German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Internship regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Tadday
Building: GW2, Office: A4393
E-Mail: tadday(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67760

Studies centre

Studienzentrum FB 9
Building: SFG, Office: SFG 3300
E-Mail: studienzentrumfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67511

Juliane Schoppe
office hours: Mo 12-14:00 and Thu 10-12:00 (SFG 3300)

Practice office

Wiltrud Hoffmann
Building: SFG, Office: 3090
E-Mail: praxfb9(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: (0421)218-67510

Status

03.01.2019