Bachelor's Programme Composition and Music Theory

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One of the most fascinating and yet mysterious human activities: COMPOSITION, the creation of a contemporary musical piece of art, constantly connected to the question what music actually is.

For that, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz offers a broad education, accompanied by aesthetic and social reflection of the highest level and wonderful music practical opportunities (concerts, cooperations with PPCM, projects etc.).

MUSIC THEORY is described as the interface between music theoretical reflection, historical systematic academic research and artistic practice. The centre of the programme are studies of historical styles, musical structures in performance practice, interpretation and auditory practice, basics for independent academic research and much more.


Course Number: UV 033 100
Length of Study: 6 semesters (180 ECTS)
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Admission to the Study Programme

Dates of admission tests and entrance exam deadlines

Dates in June/July:

Important information about the changed entrance exam procedure due to COVID-19

ATTENTION: All parts of entrance examinations take place ONLINE!

Dates in September


Overview of all dates of admission tests at KUG

Registration period for the online-application:
for the winter semester:
March 1 - June 3 (audition: June/July)
March 1 - September 3 (audition: September)
Due to Corona, the start of registration will be moved to April 1!

Instruction for the online-application
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Required German language competency at application/admission

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Professors and Equivalents

Image of O.Univ.Prof. Richard Dünser
Dozent für Komposition
Professur für Musiktheorie
O.Univ.Prof. Richard Dünser
Image of O.Univ.Prof. Beat Furrer
Professur für Komposition und Musiktheorie
O.Univ.Prof. Beat Furrer
Image of Univ.Prof. Privatdozent Clemens Gadenstätter
Professur für Musiktheorie-Musikanalyse
Univ.Prof. Privatdozent Clemens Gadenstätter
Image of Univ.Prof. Klaus Lang
Professur für Komposition mit Schwerpunkt kirchliche Komposition
Univ.Prof. Klaus Lang
Image of Univ.Prof. Dipl. Musiklehrer Clemens Nachtmann
Professur für Harmonielehre
Univ.Prof. Dipl. Musiklehrer Clemens Nachtmann
Image of Univ.Prof. Dr.phil. Privatdozent Christian Utz
Professur für Musiktheorie-Musikanalyse
Univ.Prof. Dr.phil. Privatdozent Christian Utz

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