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Bachelor programme Accordion

Content and focus of the degree programme:

This study programme is only available in German.

The instrumental studies programme in accordion imparts knowledge of the specialised repertoire for this instrument in the fields of solo performance, chamber music and orchestral literature and qualifies graduates to meet the unique demands of their profession. Thus, versatile involvement in the most diverse situations becomes possible and students attain stage presence at a high level.

Higher education institution:
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz
Group of fields of study:
Art Studies
Degree programme:
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
8 Semester / 240 ECTS

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 22,70
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
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Definition of the field of studies

The instrumental studies programme Accordion provides comprehensive training and perfection in musical and interpretative capabilities as well as the technical skills to perform on the instrument accordion, all of which are required for a professional musical career.


The degree programme consists of the central artistic discipline, several compulsory subjects (e.g. aural training, composition, musical forms, musical history, chamber music, choir, ensemble and orchestra, accordion building studies, accordion tuning, basics of academic working techniques as well as source-oriented academic working technique) and several elective subjects. Students have to choose a priority subject. As of the third semester at the latest attendance is compulsory in the artistic group lessons “Orchestra”. The bachelor's exam consists of a programme that is to cover certain areas. It will be determined by the teacher of the central artistic subject which was studied last; the students, however, can also make suggestions. Forty-five minutes have to be played during the exam. Playing from memory is not necessary.

Entrance examinations

Students have to pass an admission test. It consists of a theoretical part (aural test and music theory) and an instrumental exam.

Supplementary examinations