University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG)With more than 2,000 students in Graz and Oberschützen, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) is an internationally renowned place of education - 17 institutes and 2 doctoral schools offer highly qualified training for artistic and scientific professions. Owing to its geographic situation it knows to combine perfectly Austrian tradition in music and performing arts with the creative potential of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.With its consequently realized leitmotif, i.e. "Open for the New by Tradition", its focus on contemporary arts and its really unique living symbiosis between the arts and science, KUG has been able to shape its profile among universities in Europe.The thirteen disciplines, i.e. Stage Design, Performing Art (Drama), Composition and Music Theory, Conducting, Voice, Music Education ? Voice and Instruments (IGP), Instrumental Studies, Jazz ? the oldest academic place of education in Europe ?, Catholic and ProtestantChurch Music, Music Education / Music Education ? Instruments, Electrical Engineering ? Sound Engineering (together with the University of Technology Graz), Musicology (in cooperation with the University of Graz), the Artistic and the Scientific Doctoral Study Program concentrate on essentials in the arts and science.Unity of Arts, Science and TeachingKUG combines the development and unfolding of the arts (artistic research) and research with university education. Compared to other universities worldwide, the scientific aspect in education is quite well developed and benefits from the vivid practice of music. On the other hand, artists benefit from scientific reflection. A functional and state-of-the-art infrastructure as well as numerous guest lectures, workshops and possibilities to appear in public allow to design studies in the best possible way.The artistic and scientific activities of some 400 renowned teachers interact directly with teaching and ensure excellent and practice-oriented education this way. Owing to this highly qualified personal attention KUG can look back on a long list of very successful graduates. At KUG, students and teachers are considered partners in a common cognitive process which animates the concept of "education through the arts and science".Moreover, KUG supports the new generation of artists and scientists by opening up to them realistic job chances and career possibilities. To this end, the University


Address: Leonhardstrasse 15
ZIP, City: 8010 GRAZ
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Country: AUSTRIA
Tel: +43/3163891122
Fax: +43/3163891121
  • +Academic Year »
    Start of year: 1.October
    Start term 1: 1.October
    Start term 2: 1.March
    Date of exchange application deadline 1:
  • +Curriculum and Developments »
    Young talent/pre college: Yes
    1st cycle: Yes
    Duration of bachelor: 8
    2nd cycle: Yes
    Duration of master: 4
    3rd cycle: Yes
    Pop and Jazz Programme: Yes
    Early Music Programme: Yes
    World Music Programme: No
    Pedagogical studies: Yes
    New Technology Studies: Yes
    Other partner organizations:
  • +Exchange Programmes and Information for Incoming Students »
    Other exchange programmes that your institution is involved in: CEEPUS
    Use of ECTS system: Yes
    Languages of tuition: German
    Required language skills: For Erasmus students: The language of instruction in group courses is German- at least Level B2 is expected, but it is possible to receiveadvice and guidance in English. For attending courses inmusic theory, music history, music education or othercourses where oral explanations are essential, goodGerman knowledge is required (level B2).In research projects the language will be agreed by bothparties. It is possible to use the English language(Level B2 will be required).
    Specific requirements for incoming exchange students application (demo, auditions… etc):
    Course List available also in foreign languages:
    Currency: EURO
    Average cost of living: EUR 800,00 per month
    Time zone: CEST /
  • +International Relations Coordinator (IRC) »
    First name: Irene
    Title: Mag.
    Function: Head of Department of International Relations
    Phone: +43/3163891162
    Fax: +43/3163891161
    Assistant: Michaela Ritter
    Assistant email:
    IRC workgroup member: No
    Other contact addresses IRC office:
    First name: Michaela
    Surname: Ritter
    Assistant email:
    IRC workgroup member: No
    Other contact addresses IRC office: