The instruction at the Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology is predominantly conceived in the course concentrations of "Music Education and Instrumental Music Education" (ME and IME for general secondary schools) and "Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy (IGP=predominantly for education as primary school teacher). All teaching units (lectures, classes, tutorials etc) can be attended as optional or compulsory subjects by all mdw students. Teaching units are also open to students from other universities provided that they have registered for them.
The 3-year doctoral program in folk music research and ethnomusicoloy is a central part of the teaching activities.
As befits the study in a performing arts university, theory as well as practice have important significance.