If questions arise
please contact the
Institute for Music Journalism
Johannes Forster, editorial management
T +49-(0)721-66 29-107
F +49-(0)721-66 29-105
by 15 May of the year
Start of studies
for the winter semester
Bachelor Degree Program: Music Journalism for Radio, Television, and Internet
The Bachelor of Music Journalism is a full-time, face-to-face course of study that begins in the winter semester after students have passed the entrance examination. The entrance exam consists of a music exam (instrumental audition or singing as well as theory and ear training) and a motivational interview.
The study program lasts six semesters, and the course content is divided into three modules: Journalism, Production and Music.
In the journalism module, students are introduced to the basics of conveying content and information in the electronic media. They also receive one-on-one speech training from the first semester to the last.
In the production module, they learn how to use technical equipment (cameras, microphones light audio equipment, etc.) and all aspects of post-production and digital audio / video editing.
In the music module they attend the subjects music theory, musicology, music history and receive instrumental or vocal lessons. Thus, both in the music module and in the media module, there is ample room for the students' own artistic and journalistic work, with creative practice on musical instruments and practical training in the radio and TV studios taking center stage.
This high proportion of practical work, as well as compulsory internships during the semester breaks, means that students receive very realistic training, so that they are ideally prepared for a traineeship or further training in a media company or for a supplementary master's degree program after completing their studies. They are then able to perform the following activities:
- Operating HDTV cameras
- Mastering broadcasting / production technology basics for radio and television
- Programming music for pop and classical radio broadcasts
- Radio / television hosting
- Writing online texts
- Creating news reports and announcements
- Producing online / radio / television broadcasting elements
- Creating video and radio segments
- Maintaining news and blog support programs
Further subjects, such as media ethics and research, provide students with much-needed media skills, and help them be aware of a high level of professional responsibility and civic engagement skills involved in media work.
As a degree thesis, a multimedia production focuses on video or audio. The academic degree of bachelor of arts (MA) in music journalism for broadcasting and multimedia is conferred upon graduates of the undergraduate program.