Study International Program in Popular Music B.A. at hKDM Freiburg

The Bachelor of Arts in Popular Music is a four-year programme. The language of instruction is English. It focuses on the artistic development of the student’s preferred musical instrument, honing the skills in courses tailored to both solo performance and group/band interactions. 

Advanced course majors


Academic degree

Academic degree


8 semesters


Voice, guitar, bass, piano, drums, saxophone, trumpet, trombone & tuba

Course start

Winter semester 2018/2019

Tuition fees

€590 per month

Entry requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a high school diploma or hold an equivalent qualification. Applicants without these qualifications will require additional verification. Applicants are required to pass an audition consisting of a test on their major subject, a theoretical test and an ear training test. Applicants require proof of nationality and proof of proficiency in English. Register for the upcoming audition.

Five-day workshops are run twice a year allowing full-time dedication to improving practical skills and teaching the specialist knowledge by working with professionals from the design, video and games industries.
Beginning in the 5th semester, students specialize in a particular field of interest, such as performance, education and song-writing/producing. The individual’s field of expertise is complemented by a final research project (Bachelor thesis).

Practical instruction is embedded in our theoretical coursework – harmony, ear training and composition, for example, as well as the history of pop music. In addition to the practical training, students gain valuable insight into music production and learn about stage and studio equipment, while at the same time broadening their knowledge of media and legal issues concerning the music “business” and the industries involved and their managerial and strategic expertise.

Application requirements

Here you can find all the information you need about the application procedure for the International Program in Popular Music B.A.

Student Advisory Service

Our Student Advisor will be happy to arrange a personal interview to discuss any of our courses. Simply contact Miriam Ebner:

Telephone: +49 (0)761 - 89 76 51 02

Please feel free to contact us


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Postal address

hKDM Freiburg
Haslacher Strasse 15, 79115 Freiburg, Germany

Student Advisory Service

Tel.: +49(0)761 - 89 76 51 02