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The Faculty of Music comprises Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in the fields of Artistic Training (KA), Artistic-Pedagogical Training (KPA) and Historical Church Music. Whether Singing, Instrumental Major, Early or Contemporary Music, Composition, Church Music, Jazz or Music Education – the HfK Bremen offers all students intensive and individual artistic support in a very personal and open atmosphere.

In addition to the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, the concert exam, the young students programme and the continuing education programme are important pillars of the department.

The programme is complemented by a wide range of collaborations with international partner universities and close cooperation with Bremen's cultural and educational institutions.

Areas of study

Since 1991, the Faculty of Music has been located directly in Bremen's city centre, in Dechanatstraße, which is close to the market square and Roland. The listed building has been lovingly restored and adapted to the needs of a music academy. The facilities include a: Concert hall, chamber music hall, gallery, recording studio, Studio for Electroacoustic Music, Musikkeller, rehearsal rooms, dining hall, spacious ensemble and teaching rooms. 

With its numerous public concerts and regular opera projects, the Department of Music is a lively and influential part of Bremen's cultural life: in orchestral projects, diploma concerts, class recitals or solo evenings, organ or choir concerts, teachers and students contribute to the city's rich musical programme and at the same time gain important practical experience for their future careers.

Department 1, office for students, the dean of each faculty and the dean of studies are ready to provide information on studies and applying.

Semester dates

  • 1.4.2024

    Start of summer semester 2024

  • 2.4.2024

    Start of lectures

  • 12.7.2024

    End of lectures

  • 30.9.2024

    End of summer semester 2024

    32 weeks of teaching

  • 1.10.2024

    Start of winter semester 2024/25

  • 7.10.2024

    Start of lectures

  • 23.12.2024–3.1.2025

    Semester break

  • 14.2.2025

    End of lectures

  • 31.3.2025

    End of winter semester 2024/25

© Hochschule für Künste Bremen – Anja Segermann

The University of the Arts Bremen cooperates with many partner universities in various countries. Extensive information about semesters abroad can be found on the website of the International Office.

All pertinent information on application periods, requirements and application criteria are available under Application.