Studium: Application deadline for MA degree program Popular Music (Popakademie)

Popakademie Baden-Württemberg:
“Popular Music” (MA)
Application deadline: 31st May, 2015
Entry exam: June 29th-30th, 2015
Start: September 2015

Developing and sharpening artistic skills – this is what the master’s degree program offers all graduates with a high level of musical experience. Students perfect their musical abilities and independently compose, perform and produce all kinds of popular music (for example: pop, rock, singer/songwriter, country, soul, funk, hardcore, punk, metal, industrial, ambient, reggae, techno, drum ’n’ bass and hip-hop).

Corresponding to the specialisms offered, the role of the artist and his/her music will be developed in a general multimedia context, as well as in the context of other art forms and in regard to marketing and distribution of music.

Degree program specializations:

  • Performing Artist (Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums or Keyboard): Developing a professional stage presence and level of performance
  • Producing/Composing Artist: Creating functional music and sound design for media purposes. For example: radio jingles, film soundtracks, multimedia tasks, sound installation, computer games
  • Educating Artist (Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums or Keyboard): Teaching popular music to the most diverse groups possible in educational and extracurricular establishments, from kindergartens to schools and youth centers, to further education programs for seniors


  • Degree: Master of Arts
  • Duration: 4 Terms/120 ECTS-Points
  • Type: Full degree program
  • Start: winter term
  • Application deadline: 31st May
  • Entry exam: from 29th to 30th of June, 2015
  • Places: about 20
  • Tuition: none

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree
  • Professional musical/artistic experience
  • Passed entry exam

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