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General Information

DepartmentVoice, (Music Theatre) Direction
Programme Duration4 semesters
Possible StartWinter semester
Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Advanced musical ability in the programme subject which must be demonstrated in the audition exam

Audition Exam

  • For winter semester: May/June

Exact dates for the upcoming Examination Week can be found here.

Participation is only possible after successful completion of an application and the resulting invitation.

Admission Regulations

Admission Regulations (only available in German) can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Audition Exam

Audition Exam Process

The audition exam for the master's programme in Production Dramaturgy for Music Theatre is comprised of two parts:

  • A theoretical component for which the applicant will choose from a selection of works. Applicants will be informed of the selected works after the application deadline (15 April).
  • A practical component for which the scope and themes will be assigned.

For further information regarding this study programme and the application process, we highly recommend you to contact the relevant academic adviser prior to applying.


The following must be submitted no later than two weeks before the audition exam:

  • a written staging concept for one of the selected works
  • proof of practical experience in music theatre in dramaturgy or dramaturgical assistance in at least two musical theatre productions
  • a small selection of texts you’ve written (or will prepare) about music theatre production – for example: production programs with substantial text, (university) essays, reviews or critiques, think pieces, commentaries, etc.
  • proof of musical education
Theoretical Exam

During the theoretical component, emphasis is placed on:

  • fundamental theoretical and practical theatre knowledge
  • sound knowledge of the dramaturgical connections of the selected work
  • analytical approach to compositional structure and context
  • the ability to discuss different readings and conceptions of the work
Practical Exam

During the practical component, the candidate’s aptitude will be assessed in the following areas:

  • comprehensive verbal expression and communication skills
  • sound ability to evaluate a rehearsal
  • broad reflectivity
  • ability to reference cultural-historical and contemporary contexts
  • ability to creatively and motivationally convey and articulate conceptual design and scenic processes
  • knowledge of the opera and theatre landscapes


Application Deadline
  • For winter semester: 15 April
Application Fee60,- € more
Application PortalOnline-Application