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Supplementary Programmes in Music Education

The supplementary degree programme in music education is intended for students who have already completed an instrumental or vocal degree programme at a conservatory. The syllabus of this course of study is a compilation of the syllabus taught in years 1-4 of the regular Bachelor of Music in Education course. There is one day of lessons per week. With an entrance exam and an interview the student's potential will be assessed.

Study load

The weekly lessons take place on Tuesdays. Students should be available the whole day for instruction. In addition to the lesson day, the students should count on at least ten hours per week for private study and an internship.

Weekly instruction

1. Didactic skills
Literature, methodology, methodological and didactic skills. Students may focus on primary or secondary education, according to their wishes. 2 hours per week.

2. Educational subjects
Music didactics, pedagogy, developmental and educational psychology. 1 hour per week.

3. Internship
Students will observe in various educational situations and teach.

4. Personal reflection
Students will reflect on events from the professional practice (work or internship). 1 hour per week.

5. Piano or Guitar Practicum
The piano practicum (vocal accompanying) is given to students who focus on secondary education. The guitar practicum (vocal accompanying) is given to students who focus on primary education. One hour per week.

6. Arranging/composition
The subject of arranging is given alternating with the piano practicum. Students who take guitar practicum will learn how to compose and arrange children's songs. One hour per week.

7. Voice
Throughout the first or second year of study, students will receive voice lessons each week. 30 minutes per week.

8. Popular-Music Practicum
Throughout the first or second year of study, students will learn how to form and coach a pop band. One hour per week.

Students will receive their specific timetables at the start of the academic year.

Private study

In addition to the hours of instruction, students will read literature on the subject of didactic skills, do assignments, write reports and prepare exams.

Extra subjects

In addition to the hours of instruction and private study, students may take subjects in the field of:
* choral conducting + choral practicum, ensemble-conducting or band instruction
* world music ensembles
* music, playing and movement
* history of jazz and popular music or history of classical music
* introduction to world music
* subject from the classical or jazz electives programmes

How to apply

Please select the regular Music in Education programme on the application form and state in the field at the bottom of the form that you wish to apply for the supplementaty programme.