The core knowledge topics are linked to the specifics of the study programmes carried out in the subject field of study:

  • artwork - author's work
  • professional analysis of the means of musical composition
  • interpersonal skills related to teamwork
  • ability to make a connection between the artwork and the listener
  • broad range of creative and practical skills
  • the ability to reflect critically

Prospects of graduates

The graduate of the second degree of the university study programme Composition has the opportunity to apply in demanding work activities, which can be performed: as a composer and musical arranger, as an employee of cultural institutions in leading positions, as a dramaturge in orchestras, music theatres and mass media, as a theoretician and publicist.

After completing the necessary qualifications as a teacher of vocational subjects in primary and secondary arts education. Management and organizational activities in institutions of art and culture, as editors in radio, television, professional music magazines, versed in the basics of modern technology in the field of notography and computer programs. In pedagogical practice, especially in secondary and higher art schools, working within the framework of wider cooperation with music institutions, professional music ensembles

During the course of the studies the graduate will acquire the skills:

  • find and present their own creative solutions to problems in the creation of musical works
  • analyse challenging and serious works of art
  • create challenging and serious musical works of art
  • present artistically original and effective solutions in the field of music composition and multimedia creation
  • actively create artistic projects focusing on specific problems of realization of a musical work

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Conditions of admission
  • A candidate may enter the Master's programme after completing the Bachelor's study programme in the field of study Arts - Music, awarding the degree of Bc. degree in Music and successful completion of the entrance examination.
  • Requirements for the entrance exam will be sent to applicants 1 month before the admission procedure.
  • Requirements for the entrance examination for the Master's degree programme are published on the website

    Additional information
    • further information is provided by the study department of the faculty tel.: +421 48 4320 214, e-mail:
    • Requirements and information regarding the study are published on the website in the Study Programme 2021/2022

    Conditions for international students

    For international applicants, the same conditions for online application as above apply. The documents of completed studies must be translated into Slovak and certified.

    Foreigners applying to study in an accredited study programme are recommended to acquire such knowledge of the Slovak language that fluent communication is possible during their studies at the faculty. It is also possible to use the Czech language while studying at the faculty.

    It is necessary to submit proof of completion of language training at the UK Bratislava Institute of Linguistics or a similar professional language institution (except for foreign Slovaks and applicants from the Czech Republic).

    Coordinator for students with specific needs

    Doc.Mgr. Zuzana Bouřová, PhD., ArtD.,

    telephone: +421 48 4320 210

    General information on the admission exam

    The faculty does not require a medical certificate of medical fitness for university studies.

    Attachments to the printed online application: structured CV, proof of payment.

    Certified photocopies of completed studies (university diploma, state exam certificate, diploma supplement) from graduates of the Faculty of Performing Arts are not required to verify photocopies. Candidates will only need to attach a structured CV before the defence and the state examination, which will be held in 2022.

    In case of incomplete and missing information, the application will not be registered.

    If the candidate is unable to attend the entrance examination due to serious reasons, he/she is required to notify the Dean of the Faculty no later than the day of the entrance examination and may request an alternative date.

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the entrance examination will be announced depending on the arrangements in place at the time of the entrance examination.

    Form of entrance exam

    talent exam, oral interview

    • Apply the application for study

      01.02.2022 - 31.03.2022

    • Performance of the entrance exam

      14.06.2022 - 16.06.2022

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    Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

    • Bachelor diploma (paper form)
    • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities (paper form)
    • certified copy of certificate to candidates from other universities (paper form)
    • CV (paper form)
    • photocopy of the Diploma Supplement to candidates from other universities (paper form)

    Annual tuition fees
    Standard length of study: cost free
    Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 1200 €

    The fee for admission procedure
    application form: 47 €
    E-application form: 47 €

    Billing information

    Administrative fee shall be paid by the bidder by wire transfer from the account.

    Account name of the addressee: Academy of Arts FMU, Kollárova 22, 974 01 Banská Bystrica

    Money institution: the State Treasury

    Account: 7000067813/8180

    Swift address: SUBASKBX

    IBAN: SK50 8180 0000 0070 0006 7813

    Variable symbol: 201 (mandatory)

    Information for the recipient mark: PP FMU

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    Detail of the study program

    Chystáš sa študovať na vysokej škole na Slovensku? Teraz môžeš získať štipendium až 9 000 € počas prvých troch rokov štúdia. More information

    Detail of the study program


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    Last update: 14.03.2022 09:18

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