Musical Culture

Bachelor of Arts (as Joint Bachelor of Arts in the Subjects X and Y)

Musikalische Kultur, B.A. Joint Bachelor of Arts


The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y allows to combine two different subjects/components.

The component Musical Culture represents a cooperation of Technical University of Darmstadt with the Akademie für Tonkunst (Academy of Musical Arts) located in Darmstadt. The component contains a range of courses offered by the Institute for Philosophy as well as the Akademie für Tonkunst and combines artistic practice, reflection on society, theory of music as well as aesthetics and musical philosophy.

In order to be admitted to the programme, prospective students are required to pass an artistic subject-related practical aptitude test that will be held at the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt.

Module Handbook – Academy of Musical Art

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Course Catalogue

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Degree Joint Bachelor of Arts
Duration 6 semesters
Language: German
Internship optional career-oriented internship
Admission 1. general university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information;
2. Admission exam (proof of a specific artistic aptitude) in either June or September. Please check the requirements of the application process early with the Akademie für Tonkunst.
Procedure unrestricted, but be aware of the preceeding point “Requirements for admission”.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Special Features ---

Note: Before the start of the programme, students are required to prove their special aptitude in an aptitude test!

Prospective students should have an interdisciplinary interest in cultural-artistic phenomena but also possess good practical music skills (to be proven in an admission/aptitude test at the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt).

As the study programme contains philosophical and theoretical parts on top of the practical ones, it requires a willingness to spend a sufficient amount of time on reading demanding texts which require an above-average willingness to concentrate and reflect intellectually for their comprehension. Students thus need strong language comprehension skills as well their own linguistic precision and the ability to think in an abstract and structured way.

The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y combines two different programmes, of which at least one must be chosen from the subject spectrum of the Department of History and Social Sciences.

As first subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Musical Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology.

As second subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Computer Science; Musical Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Sports Science; Economics…

A disciplinary specialisation is only necessary within the framework of the Master of Arts.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

General information: With the Joint Bachelor of Arts, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Arts is considered the standard qualification at Technical University of Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. For further information and in cases of doubt, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

Data and Discourse Studies (M.A.)

Graduates of the degree programme can apply themselves in different professional fields. They may be working as music teachers at private or municipal music schools but also with musical organisations and institutes or in exhibition, art, culture or event management.

Depending on the second component the students choose in their Joint Bachelor of Arts programme, other career opportunities can be found in schoolbook and textbook editing, in publishing houses (e.g. in editing), in radio, TV and newspaper editorial teams, in PR and advertisement agencies, in libraries and archives, in international organisations, at Goethe Institutes as well as in the cultural sector (e.g. as dramaturge at theaters). With additional business qualifications, they can find employment in business enterprises (e.g. in marketing and distribution or in human resources).

For this reason it is important to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. This way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.