Instrumental and Vocal Performance and Teaching
A concert grand piano illuminated in different colours - symbolic image for the bachelors programme in instrumental and vocal performance and teaching
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


If you are interested in studying music and would like to combine this with a pedagogical education, Cottbus is the right place for you. The artistic-pedagogical degree programme in Instrumental and Vocal Performance and Teaching leads to a Bachelor of Arts in eight semesters. The following majors are offered in two study programmes:

  • Classical music: orchestral instruments, piano, guitar, accordion, recorder, singing;
  • Popular music: piano, electric guitar, electric bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet, singing.

The prerequisite for admission to the degree programme is passing an assessment test. There are two dates available for the assessment tests for the winter semester 2024/25

  • Assessment test I on14.06.2024
    (deadline for submission of all documents from now until 31.05.24)
  • Assessment test II on 06.09.2024
    (deadline for submission of all documents from 14.06.2024 until 23.08.2024)

The Cottbus-Sachsendorf Campus is a wonderful place to study - the excellent student-to-staff ratio, the concert hall, the library, the green, inspiring surroundings and the excellent connections to major cities of musical interest are just some of the many advantages.

The study programme is based on the quality criteria of the ALMS (»Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Leitenden musikpädagogischer Studiengänge«, Working Group of the Heads of Music Pedagogical Study Programmes).

Der abwechslungsreiche Studienaufbau, der schöne Campus und die freundliche Atmosphäre an der Uni haben mich sofort begeistert. Das Beste am Studium ist die Verbindung von künstlerischer und pädagogischer Ausbildung.

Susanne Röstel

Mit dem IGP-Studium ist man nicht auf eine berufliche Tätigkeit festgelegt und kann schon im Studium berufliche Erfahrungen sammeln. Am meisten gefällt mir, dass ich in meinem jeweiligen Haupt- und Nebenfach im Einzelunterricht ausgebildet werde und mich so individuell entwickeln kann.

Nina Flieder

Professional Fields of Activity

  • Teaching an instrument in a public or private school
  • Independent music teaching

Applications and Admissions

Admissions Requirements

  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification or General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Artistic Examination
  • Phoniatric appraisal if the major subject is singing
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