In the bachelor programme eight compulsory courses from the central artistic subject bass tuba must be studied. Other compulsory subjects are aural training, compositional technique, study of musical form, history of music, chamber music, choir, piano practice, coaching, orchestra, fundamentals of scientific research and fundamentals of source-oriented scientific research. Elective subjects are piano practice addition, applied acoustics and study of musical instruments, orchestral studies, mental training, breathing and movement training and Alexander technique. One of the following focuses must be chosen: studio of early music, studio of new music, chamber music or collateral musicology. An artistic bachelor thesis in the artistic focus subject and an academic bachelor thesis must be written. The degree programme concludes with a final examination before a committee in the central artistic subject.
Prospective students have to prove their artistic aptitude. Knowledge of German is also required.