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Training to become a Musical Performer - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) / Master of Arts (M.A.)

Requirements

For Admittance to the Bachelor's Degree Course, the following Requirements must be fulfilled:

  • Submission of the application together with all the required documents by the deadline. Transfer of the application fee of €30.
  • Passing the audition at the Theaterakademie August Everding

For Admittance to the Master's Degree Course, the following Requirements must be fulfilled:

  • First degree or equivalent qualification, acquired in Germany or abroad, in musical performance, singing, dance or acting, qualifying candidates for a profession in the field
  • Application by the deadline, enclosing all the required documents. Transfer of the application fee of €30 (only after passing stage 1 of the audition).
  • Passing the audition of the Theaterakademie August Everding

Application Deadlines

Bachelor of Arts

The next auditions for the Summer Semester 2022:

Audition Stage I: 28th, 29th and 30th of October 2021
Audition Stage II: 18th and 19th of November 2021
Audition Stage III: 20th of November 2021

Application-Deadline: October 4th, 2021


For people interested in studying musical, these workshops offer insights and preparation:


Orientation Workshop:

  • The next Orientation Workshop will be on 26th and 27th of June 2021
  • Fee: €50 per day
  • The application deadline: 11th of June 2021
  • Find the application form for the Orientation Workshop here

 

Young talent studio:
(for course beginning in 2021)

  • The next Young Talent Studio is on either 14th and 15th of May or 28th and 29th of May 2021
  • Fee: €50 per Weekend
  • Application Deadline: April 26th, 2021
  • Application form for Young Talent Studio

Master of Arts

The Master’s degree course, lasting three semesters, begins in the Winter Semester. The next starting date is September 2021.

The application deadline for the audition is June 07, 2021.

  • Audition stage I: Examination of submitted documents. Inivitaton to attend stage II in case of passing stage I.
  • Audition stage II: July 05, 2021

List of Documents to be submitted

Bachelor of Arts

  • an application form with a curriculum vitae
  • a copy of your birth certificate
  • a copy of your last school report
  • a passport photograph with your name
  • a repertoire list (seven copies)
  • a medical certificate (issued during the last 6 months)
  • evidence of payment of the registration fee of €30,00 (copy of statement of account or cash payment receipt)

Curriculum Vitae

Data protection information in connection with aptitude test applications

Master of Arts

  • Registration form
  • a copy of your birth certificate
  • a copy of your last school report
  • curriculum vitae
  • a medical certificate (issued within the last 6 months) confirming that you are in good health, that you meet the health requirements and have the physical fitness for the demands of the course to become an actor
  • a phoniatric certificate or detailed medical certificate (issued within the last 6 months) from an ear, nose and throat specialist 
  • a DVD with works from musicals of your choice, sung by yourself (of at least 15 minutes' duration; at least one scene from a musical including choreography and dialogue)
  • letter of motivation

Audition Stage 2 - Please bring along:

  • evidence of payment of the registration fee of €30,00 (copy of statement of account or cash payment receipt)
  • repertoire list (ten songs und three monologues)

Curriculum Vitae and Application Form

Data protection information in connection with aptitude test applications

Aptitude Examination Procedure

Bachelor of Arts

The audition has three stages: audition stages I, II and III. Candidates must pass stage I of the audition in order to be admitted to stage II. Candidates must pass the audition at stage II in order to be admitted to stage III of the audition.

Auditions I – III

The test takes place in the classrooms of the Theaterakademie at the Prinzregententheater, Prinzregentenplatz 12 in Munich.

The following shall be prepared for the audition:

  • at least five songs (at least one of which is in English); 
    • of which a.) one is a scene from a musical; 
    • of which b.) four are other songs (no more than one song that is not from a musical)
    • one folk song a cappella (in a key of your choice)
    • one choreography of your own of at least one minute in length
    • at least one dramatic monologue in German
    • one short prose text or one poem (all learnt by heart)
    • two instrumental pieces played either on the piano or on an instrument to be brought along by the candidate
    • in addition, elementary knowledge of music theory/aural skill will be tested at stage III (recognising intervals, basic knowledge of harmony).

Seven copies of a written list of the candidate’s repertoire are to be submitted to the Examination Commission the day the audition takes place!


The following applies to all rounds of the examination:


Academy pianists are available. There is also the possibility to bring your own pianist along, however.

The music (neatly bound and clearly legible; transposed if necessary) shall be brought to all rounds of the examination by candidates themselves.

Dance or training clothes are required for the movement tests.

For the candidate's own choreography, a recording of the music is to be brought along (on CD or cassette). 

 

Audition stage I

At stage I of the audition, the applicant may choose which piece to present first. The Examination Commission may interrupt the candidate and decides on further presentations. If one of the songs, the monologue, the poem or the choreography is not prepared at all or is only partially prepared, stage I of the audition will be assessed to be a "fail". The dance examination takes place within a group. Passing stage I of the audition entitles the candidate to take part in stage II of the audition.



Audition stage II

The Examination Commission selects the items to be presented. The Examination Commission sets tasks to test candidates' vocal and musical abilities and acting fantasy and scenographic intelligence. If one of the songs, the monologue, the poem or the choreography is not prepared at all or is only prepared in part, stage II of the audition will be assessed to be a "fail".  A musical choreography is prepared within a group. Passing stage II of the audition entitles the candidate to take part in stage III of the audition.

Audition stage III

  1. Performance of a song from a musical chosen by the Examination Commission from the material the candidate brings along
  2. Group improvisation of a stage play
  3. Choreography from the audition stages I and II without further rehearsal
  4. Instrumental performance
  5. Music theory/aural skills

The Examination Commission has no obligation to examine applicants on all points. Guidance cannot be given!

Decision on admission to the course of studies:

Applicants are informed of the results of the examination rounds at the end of each round. This also applies to admission to the course of studies. As a rule, if an applicant fails the audition, it may be repeated once.

The regular period of studies leading to the award of a Bachelor of Arts degree is six semesters.
The first two semesters are deemed to be a probationary period within the meaning of the Statutes of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (University of Music and Theatre Munich) of 13 March 2001.

Master of Arts

The Master's degree course, lasting three semesters, will be offered for the first time in the Winter Semester of 2020.

Application deadline: June 08, 2020

The audition takes place in two stages.

  • Stage I: Examination of submitted documents. Invitation to attend stage II in case of passing stage I.
  • Stage II: July 06, 2020

The first stage of the audition is to submit the application documents.

Second stage of the audition

The second stage of the audition consists of a practical examination (lasting approximately 20 minutes). Applicants should prepare the following (by heart) for the test:

  • ten songs of various styles of musicals lasting a total of at least 30 minutes (at least three songs each in German and English; at least two choreographed songs; at least one schlager; at least one chanson; at least two up-tempo songs; at least two ballads)
  • in addition, a choreography in a style of your choice (may include a song) lasting at least one minute; the music may be played back from a recording (CD or cassette)
  • three dramatic monologues presented in a scenic performance (at least one classical and at least one modern dramatic monologue; at least two dramatic monologues in German)

The Examination Commission selects which works are to be presented or performed. If one of the works mentioned is not prepared or is only prepared in part, the audition will be evaluated as a “fail”.

The Examination Commission may set additional practical improvisation tasks from the fields of dance, music and drama in order to test the applicant’s improvisational talent (adaptability, ability to engage with given tasks or to change rehearsed patterns of behaviour).

Seven copies of the programme selected by the applicant are to be presented to the Examination Commission the day the examination takes place.

The Theaterakademie will provide a piano accompaniment; you may bring along your own piano accompanist. The music for the piano accompaniment is to be brought along by applicants in all cases.

Also as part of the examination, a short musical choreography will be prepared with the applicants. This examination will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • talent for movement
  • dancing and artistic expressiveness 
  • ability to learn and rehearse complex, stage-managed sequences of movement

Application fees

Application fees Bachelor of Arts

A fee of €30 is charged for taking part in the audition. 

Please transfer the amount to the following account before the application deadline and enclose evidence of the transfer with your application (copy of the statement of account or of cash payment).

Account of the Bayerische Theaterakademie at the Bayerische Landesbank:
Account no.: 11 90 31 5
Sort code: 700 500 00 (Bayerische Landesbank)

Please ensure that you include the following reference: Bayerische Theaterakademie Gebühren für Eignungsprüfung (Musical) 7032 011 04-9  156501-9 (i.e. audition fee).

For transfers from a foreign bank account:

BIC: BYLADEMM
IBAN: DE75 700500000001190315

Application fees Master of Arts

A fee of €30 is charged for taking part in stage II of the audition. 

Please transfer the amount after passing stage I of the audition to the following account and enclose evidence of the transfer with your application for stage II of the audition (copy of the statement of account or of cash payment).

Account of the Bayerische Theaterakademie at the Bayerische Landesbank:

Account no.: 11 90 31 5

Sort code: 700 500 00 (Bayerische Landesbank)

Please ensure that you include the following reference: Bayerische Theaterakademie Gebühren für Eignungsprüfung (Musical) 7032 011 04-9  156501-9 (i.e. audition fee).

For transfers from a foreign bank account:

BIC: BYLADEMM
IBAN: DE75 700500000001190315

Semester Fees

No tuition fees have been charged since the winter semester of 2013/2014.

However, a basic fee of ?142.40 is charged each semester. This amount comprises the student union contribution (?75) and the solidarity contribution for the public transport semester ticket (?67.40).

Further information on the Munich public transport semester ticket is available here.

Student Guidance Helpline

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Tel. +49 (0)89 982478-17