Musicology and Dance Science BA

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Course Duration / ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degreeBachelor of Arts (BA)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.
· Curriculum
Dates and Deadlines· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
Information on the department
and departmental student representatives
Department of Musicology and Dance Studies
Language level requiredGerman B2

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What will I learn?
The course’s special profile is based on the combination of two academic disciplines: in Salzburg, you can either study both musicology and dance sciences as a combined course, or you choose one of the two subjects as your main field. The synergy of musicology and dance sciences promotes an innovatice concept of cultural studies. Our focuses lie on the opera, ballet, performance, musical, film and digital media on the one hand, and on recordings, the documentation and interpretation of music and dance on the other hand. Studying dance sciences provides a space to try out the thinking of the body, and to impart dance- and motion-specific knowledge in the creative interplay of (academic) theory and (artistic) practice. Musicology examines the manifestations of music and sound through time and cultural areas, e.g., electronical music and opera, musical and jazz, symphony and world music.

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
The multi-faceted combination of dance studies and musicology, which is unique in Salzburg, promotes a transdisciplinary concept without neglecting specific competences. The cooperation with the University for Music and Performing Arts (Mozarteum University) adds a connectedness to the living arts, which can help you broaden and sharpen your mind. Cultural institutions such as “Stiftung Mozarteum” or the Salzburg Festival offer an accompanying wide range of cultural programs as well as opportunities for practical experience through internships.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
The interdisciplinary and practical nature of this BA course allow graduates to work in a wide variety of occupations. You will gather practical experience in research and science during projects and modules, and you will get in touch with representatives of the professional fields of your choice. Possible careers for Musicology and Dance Studies graduates include science and culture management, cultural policy, dramaturgy, editing, as well as PR for theatres, culture and concert institutions.

Postgraduate degree:
Performative and Intermedial Musicology and Dance Studies


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Univ.Prof. Dr. Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl
Head of the curriculum committee Musicology and Dance Studies

Erzabt-Klotzstraße 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-4650

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