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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

2 years

Faculty of Arts and Educational Science

Cieszyn

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Majors offered with the programme:

  • Music Education and Therapy in Special Education
  • Popular Music Production and Performance
  • Group Performance Practice

When do you choose your major? In the 1st semester

Overview of the programme and majors:

The degree programme is addressed to candidates who graduated from undergraduate studies with the same or related degree programme, as well as candidates who graduated from other study programmes and who have practical skills and theoretical knowledge equivalent to the level of at least the first degree music school. The programme includes studying the issues of theoretical music subjects, developing practical skills (e.g. playing an instrument of choice, piano improvisation, voice emission, conducting, basics of composition and arrangement, choir, orchestra), and classes broadening the general knowledge in humanities, as well as foreign languages. The majors that students may choose to obtain education corresponding to their specialised interests include:

  • Music Education and Therapy in Special Education
  • Popular Music Production and Performance
  • Group Performance Practice

Majoring in Music Education and Therapy in Special Education extends graduates’ qualifications in the area of conducting music therapy classes, music classes, and music and movement classes in special education, emergency centres, occupational therapy workshops, and in all institutions responsible for supporting the development of the disabled and of seniors. Graduates gain the basic knowledge from the fields of special pedagogy, art therapy, music therapy, therapeutic eurhythmy, choreotherapy, and the ability to conduct therapeutic classes with the use of music, movement, and dance.

Majoring in Popular Music Production and Performance extends graduates’ qualifications in performance practices in popular music, understood in a broad sense. Graduates develop additional skills in the fields of singing, playing an instrument of choice, improvisation, arrangement, instrumentation, accompaniment, and team play in the area of popular music, as well as the basics of work with sound understood in a broad sense.

Majoring in Group Performance Practice extends graduates’ qualifications in the areas of conducting, leading vocal groups, instrumental and vocal-instrumental groups, playing an instrument of choice, singing, co-operating in teams of changing performance sets. Graduates are prepared above all to work in the amateur music movement and to co-operate with various school music groups.

Career prospects:

  • music education in schools of all levels,
  • music animation in various educational and cultural institutions,
  • organizing and providing the technical support for festivals and other music events,
  • running music bands,
  • conducting artistic activities of various types, including entertainment activities,
  • working in institutions conducting classes in the areas of music therapy as part of their pedagogy.

Others, important information for candidates:

An integral part of the degree programme is constituted by modules that give students full qualifications to become a teacher, provided that they have completed pedagogical and psychological modules combined with internship in the same degree programme during the first cycle studies.

Admissions criteria

The candidates who completed 1st cycle studies, 2nd cycle studies or long-cycle studies may apply for admission.

Admission process is based on the entrance exam testing the candidate’s artistic skills and on the interview.

Instrument playing/singing:

• playing two musical pieces on a selected instrument, or (alternatively) one musical piece played on a selected instrument and singing one vocal piece (duration of each piece: up to 3 minutes). In the case of performing a musical piece that requires accompaniment, the candidate should ensure participation of the accompanist on their own.

Grade: 1-10 points

Ear training with harmony elements:

  • oral test.

Grade: 1-10 points

Conducting:

  • conducting a selected vocal, instrumental or vocal-instrumental piece of music, an extract of which is performed by an accompanist on the piano.

One of the following pieces is to be selected:

  • G. Perti - Inter vestibulum,
  • A. Bruckner - Locus iste,
  • J. Świder - Cuda i dziwy,
  • F. Schubert - Mass in G major (Kyrie).

Grade: 1-10 points

Interview:

  • interview about general music knowledge and motivation for the choice of degree programme.

Grade: 1-10 points

Grade: from 1 to 40 points; positive grade: from 21 points.

The candidate’s final result is a sum of points obtained at particular stages of the admission process. To achieve a positive final result, the candidate must obtain at least 21 points.

Admission is decided by the place on the ranking list based on the final result of the admission process.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Tuition paid in full

PLN2,450.00

Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN858.00
  • PLN858.00
  • PLN884.00

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Arts and Educational Science

ul. Bielska 62
43-400 Cieszyn
33 854 61 17

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wsne

ismuz.wsne@us.edu.pl
dziekanat.wsne@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

Bankowa 12, room 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl