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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degreeMaster of Arts (MA)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· In order to be admitted to the MA course in Performative
and Intermedial Musicology and Dance Studies, students
must hold a bachelor’s degree in Musicology and Dance
Studies or in a related field from an accredited inland or
international institution of higher education.
· Curriculum
Language of instruction GermanProof of language proficiency
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

Are you already a student at the PLUS and want to take up this study program as well – or switch? Please contact the Office of Admissions via the link below.

If you still need help or advice after enrolling (registering for a study program), you will find important links here.

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What will I learn?
The interdisciplinary MA degree course in Performative and Intermedial Musicology and Dance Studies provides a deepening, research-orientated study of the individual subjects of Musicology and Dance Studies as well as a narrowing of the two disciplines. Students examine the historic, intermedial and performative-artistic perspectives of music and dance, which are formed of the three axes of the course (scene – media – transdisciplinarity). A broad concept of music and dance provides the basis on which methods specific to the discipline are contrasted against and expanded by approaches taken from other fields of the humanities, as well as from social and cultural studies.

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
Several good reasons to study this course in Salzburg: the attractive combination of art and cultural studies; well-functioning and -equipped university and departmental libraries; the Derra di Moroda Dance Archives; numerous possibilities to gather practical research experience; extended range of studies /possibility to combine this course with an academic-artistic course at the University Mozarteum; etc.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
Graduates are qualified for a variety of occupations and careers. They work in cultural institutions – culture management, cultural policy and administration –, dance and concert institutions, and in theatres. Further occupations include journalism (print media, television, broadcasting) and the recording and image industry. They are further qualified to work in libraries and archives, press agencies and publishing companies, as well as to conduct research at universities and art colleges.


Photo: Univ.Prof. Dr. Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl

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

Photographs: © Luigi Caputo (1-3) I © Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl (4)