Information about application and admission examination
Application for the pedagogical year 2021/22 is possible from February 15th 2021 to May 5th 2021.
Registration for admission exam
Type of studies: "Doctoral Programme"
Degree program: "Doctor Artium Programme"
Deadline for registration for the admission exam
Sending in the documents for the first part of the admission exam
Hearings at mdw (2nd part of the admission exam)
Information about language requirements
Information about tuition fees
Please visit the website of StudyCenter
Guidance regarding dissertation projects, related disciplines and possible supervisors
In general, the artistic doctorate program of mdw is open to any kind of music or performing arts discipline as listed below, also connected in transdisciplinary approaches with – on one hand – other art forms, and – on the other hand – scholarly research and science, (like musicology, ethnomusicology, music therapy, music sociology, cultural studies, gender studies, acoustics, e.g.) available at mdw:
- Experimental Music
- Music Theory
- Tonmeister Education
- Keyboard Instruments
- Bowed Instruments and Other Stringed Instruments
- Wind and Percussion Instruments
- Chamber Music & Contemporary Music
- Historical Performance Practice
- Church Music
- Voice and Musical Theatre Direction
- Music Therapy
- Film & Television
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information.
For application please turn to http://online.mdw.ac.at
Unless you are already a student of mdw, you need to create an Applicant-Account (Bewerber/innen-Account), before you can register your application. The artistic doctorate (in German „künstlerisches Doktorat“) can be found in the category „Doctoral Programme“, in German: “Doktoratsstudium“.
Applications are handled only though the mdw Study Center (StudienCenter).
Documents for the first part of the admission examination, which have to be submitted in English in electronic form:
a) Evidence of a recognised artistic career:
- Curriculum vitae
- Documentation of previous artistic accomplishments
b) The presentation of samples of artistic work and, if necessary, additional material from which an ability in analytical and independent thinking and reflection are recognisable:
- audio/video material in the form of online links
- links to websites, online documentation
c) A written description of the dissertation project:
- general description of the dissertation project / overview
- project goal(s), artistic research issues, their context and (international) relevance
- intended methods
- the weighting in percentages of the artistic and/or academic sub-disciplines which are relevant for the project
- forms of documentation and dissemination which might be suitable
- the position of your own project
- in relation to society and social relevance
- the potential effect of the project
- possibly: national and international networking
- other content-related aspects, ethical questions, added value (optional)
What should I know about artistic research?
- What is / or could be artistic research?
- What is / was / could be artistic research at mdw?
- How would I position my dissertation project in this context?
This should help you to develop a good application for your dissertation.