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Bachelor programme / Master programme music and dance pedagogy

The course at the Carl Orff Institute for Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy emphasises in particular the elemental music and movement training inspired by Carl Orff and recognised in many countries in and outside Europe.  It adapts the basic idea in a relevant contemporary manner, develops new concepts and relates content, methods and principles to those of different artistic and educational concepts. The course offers perspectives for working with diverse groups (from parent-child groups to senior citizens).

By choosing a relevant major subject and by appropriate intensification of the artistic abilities developed on the course, further professional fields are opened up (teaching an instrument and singing, artistic field of activity).
The Bachelor degree course lasts 8 semesters and comprises 174 semester hours.  The course leads to the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts (abbreviated to B.A.).
From the 4th or 5th semester students have to choose an in-depth principle subject of study, for instance: principle study in music and dance in social work and inclusive pedagogy; principle study in a specific instrument, principle study in the voice, principle study in dance.
In order to be eligible to enrol for the Bachelor degree course in Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy it is necessary to have passed the enrolment examination consisting of the following examination parts: written examinations in the sphere of music theory and aural dictation, elaborating a piece of the student’s own choice in the group; verification of musical suitability and suitability as regards voice and listening, instrumental or vocal audition; two-part practical verification in dance.
The successful conclusion of teaching units of the bachelor degree course in the curriculum as well as the presentation of two positively assessed Bachelor Projects is the condition for registration for the examination before a board.  This consists of a practical unit “Music and Dance with a Group” (60 minutes) and a colloquium (30 minutes) as well as a final examination in the in-depth principle study.
For the final examination in the area of principle study “Music and Dance in Social Work and Inclusive Pedagogy”, a written concept (over 5 hours) has to be submitted, a teaching unit lasting 45 minutes has to be held, and a fifteen-minute interview.
For the principle study “Instrument” and “Voice” an artistic programme of works from various styles lasting between 20 and 30 minutes has to be performed.
The examination in the principle study “Dance” consists of the performance of the student’s own choreography lasting between 20 and 30 minutes.
Master Degree Course in Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy

The Master degree course allows students to intensify the scientific, educational and artistic abilities, especially following on from the Bachelor degree or from studies closely related in content, and proves the competence to engage in scientific work.

The Master Degree Course Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy lasts 2 semesters and comprises 29 semester hours. The course leads to the academic degree Master of Arts (M.A.).

It is necessary to have completed a Bachelor degree in teaching music and movement or a similar course lasting at least six semesters from a recognised post-secondary educational institution in order to be eligible to enrol for the Master Degree Course Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy.

A Master project has to be written during the Master course on a theme related to the didactics of music and dance.

The final master examination consists of exams passed in all the teaching subjects and an examination before a board which has to be taken in the central artistic subject “Music and Dance in Educational and Artistic Practice”.  This comprises on the one hand a “Project on Music and Dance” in the form of a performance or a presentation of a section of a project or the entire result of a project, as well as a written documentation, and on the other hand an oral examination before a board on the special subject of the master project.


Master Course Elemental Music and Movement Pedagogy

It is necessary to have completed a Bachelor degree in teaching music and movement or a similar teaching course lasting at least six semesters at a recognised post-secondary educational institution in order to be eligible to enrol for the Master Course Elemental Music and Movement Pedagogy. Due to the special focus of this course and the fact that the number of places available is limited, it is recommended that potentially interested students should seek advice concerning their abilities and interests as regards enrolling for the course.

The master course lasts 2 semesters and comprises 46 semester hours.  The course leads to the academic degree Master of Arts (M.A.).

A Master project has to be written during the Master course on a theme related to the theory of teaching music and dance.

The final master examination consists of exams passed in all the teaching subjects and an examination before a board which has to be taken in the central artistic subject “Music and Movement in Didactics and Teaching Practice”. This consists of the presentation of a working sequence of music and dance on the basis of an elaborated didactic concept, and an oral examination before a board on the special subject of the Master project.

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