Supplementary study - Inclusion I Diversity

Supplementary study
Elementare Musik- & Tanzpädagogik - Orff-Institut | © Fabian Schober

The supplementary study programme Inclusion I Diversity serves to train artistic, pedagogical and academic skills that enable students to work in a wide variety of fields with diversity contexts and to promote the musical and dance skills of participants as well as to fulfil the social mission of inclusion. The focus here is on the inclusion of vulnerable groups and communities for whom artistic participation and individual practice are not accessible without barriers.

Basic module

Advanced module


General Information

The topics of inclusion and diversity are cross-cutting issues in both society and education policy and are the subject of intense debate in the fields of art and education. Developing the artistic abilities of every person - regardless of age, gender, disability or origin - should be part of every artistic and artistic-educational programme and enable everyone to participate in cultural activities.

The main aim of the supplementary study programme Inclusion I Diversity is to familiarise students with this interdisciplinary subject and to enable them to work in this field. They will acquire the following skills: apply inclusion-promoting methods, act in a diversity-sensitive manner and act in a mindful and differentiated way in heterogeneous contexts sound theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of inclusion and diversity in both the pedagogical and artistic fields skills to design artistic-pedagogical processes and projects skills to critically analyse and apply acquired principles to artistic, pedagogical and scientific areas of inclusion and diversity and their connections in theory and practice.

Basic module
The following introductory courses from the compulsory area must be completed:

  • VO Fundamentals of Inclusion and Diversity BA 1 (1 SWS/2 ECTS-Credits)
  • PS Inclusion and Diversity BA (2 SWS/2 ECTS-Credits)
  • Freely selectable: In addition, recommended courses in the basic module must be selected from the courses offered by Mozarteum University Salzburg (8 ECTS-Credits).

Advanced module
In the advanced module, the skills, abilities and knowledge acquired in the basic module are deepened. Individual focussing is possible depending on what is on offer. The courses of the advanced module are to be chosen from the recommended programme of Mozarteum University Salzburg (12 ECTS-Credits).

The study supplement is aimed at students of Mozarteum University Salzburg and can be taken by all students of the Bachelor's, Master's, Diploma and Doctoral programmes as part of the free electives.

The supplementary programme Inclusion I Diversity can only be completed by students at the Salzburg study location.

Students from other degree programmes can participate in the respective study supplement within the framework of the free electives (FWF), subject to available capacity. Students from other universities can be admitted as part of the co-enrolment programme subject to available capacity (further information: Study and Examination Management of Mozarteum University Salzburg).

The crediting of courses from the supplementary programme is possible within the framework of the free electives. When attending individual courses, the course certificates can be used as part of the free electives.

Students have the opportunity to obtain a certificate for the basic module (12 ECTS-Credits) as well as for the advanced module (12 ECTS-Credits). The following certificates can be applied for after successful completion of the courses of the supplementary programme:

  • A certificate for the basic module for each supplementary study programme is issued after positive completion of the basic module with courses with different content (including the two compulsory courses) amounting to at least 12 ECTS-Credits.
  • A certificate for the advanced module for each supplementary study programme is issued after successful completion of the advanced module with further courses of different content amounting to at least 12 ECTS-Credits.

The examination certificates for the courses must be submitted in the specified digital form (individual certificates in PDF format as well as a list of courses) to the head of the respective study supplement for the purpose of checking the ECTS-Credits and the correct allocation of the completed courses. The certificates are then issued by the study and examination management of Mozarteum University Salzburg.

The study supplement Inclusion I Diversity is organised and coordinated by the Department of Elementary Music & Dance Pedagogy - Orff Institute. The course programme is compiled from the courses in the field of inclusion/diversity at Mozarteum University Salzburg and supplemented as required.

Which courses take place as part of the supplementary study programmes?
The current courses on offer are announced each semester.

How do I register for individual courses?
Registration takes place via MOZonline. If external university courses are taken as part of a supplementary course, you must also register with the organising university (e.g. Paris Lodron University Salzburg).

How are the study supplements recognised and certified?
Certificates obtained for supplementary study programmes can be used twice:

  • In the case of a sufficient number of certificates for the basic or advanced module (12 ECTS-Credits each) of the respective study supplements or for the specialisation.
  • As part of the free electives (provided they are not compulsory subjects of your own degree programme).

How is the certificate issued?
Certificates for study supplements at Mozarteum University Salzburg:
After completing the required 12 ECTS-Credits for the basic module or advanced module, the courses must be entered in the course list and sent together with individual certificates in PDF format by e-mail to the respective head of the study supplement for verification. After the review, the head of the supplementary study programme must forward the documents to the Study and Examination Management for the issue of the certificate. The certificate must be collected from the Servicepoint of Mozarteum University Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1 after it has been issued.