Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz
University description (as per official university website)
The Art University of Graz (KUG)
The Art University of Graz (KUG) and its is over 2000 students in Graz and Oberschützen an internationally renowned training center - to 17 institutions and two doctoral schools, it offers high-quality teaching for artistic and scientific professions. Your geographical location combines unique Austrian tradition in music and performing arts with the creative potential of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
With its consistently implemented theme "A Tradition open to new things," the focused approach to contemporary art and a unique lived symbiosis between art and science, the KUG could successfully distinguish the European university landscape.
The thirteen study stage design, performing arts (drama), composition and music theory, conducting, singing, instrumental (Voice) pedagogy, instrumental studies, jazz - as the oldest academic training in Europe -, church music, teaching music education, Electrical Engineering (jointly with the Technical University of Graz), musicology (with the Karl-Franzens-University Graz) and the artistic and the scientific doctoral studies are each essential to the art and science focus.
Unity of art, science and teaching
The KUG combines development and enhancement of the Arts (EEK) and research with university teaching. The international comparison of widely diversified scientific area benefits from the vibrant music making - the artists in turn mature in scientific reflection. A functional and modern infrastructure, as well as numerous guest courses, workshops and public performance opportunities offer an optimal design of the study.
The artistic and scientific activities of some 400 distinguished faculty acts directly in the teaching, thus ensuring an excellent and practical language instruction. Thanks to this highly personal service, the KUG recorded a number of very successful graduates. She provides students and teachers as partners in a common cognitive process, the concept of "education through art and science" are alive can be.
It also supports the KUG the artistic and scientific child by him opened realistic career opportunities and career opportunities. This plays the university's own Career Services Center (CSC) since autumn 2008, a major role.
Regional Order - International orientation
Our foreign students - about 45 percent support - a cross-cultural diversity and thus a creative climate of the KUG. The brisk business of international development and development of the arts and the successful engagement of institutional contacts abroad to follow the belief that art is gaining in intensity when they step out of their national commitment.
Opening to the outside
The KUG feels not only as a training center but is committed to the advancement of art. This opens an interested audience in the subscription series, international competitions and the CD series "sound debut" - recordings exclusively with students - and is thus experienced by the general public.
With over 800 events ranging from students each year, ranging from class evening theater performances, jazz, chamber music and orchestral concerts to opera, the KUG manifests itself as a living part of Graz's cultural life. As it has in venues including on the traditional Florentine Room, the multi-functional theater in the Palais (TiP) and the avant-garde "CUBE".
Since the beginning of the year 2009 can use the KUG MUMUTH, house music and musical theater, as a new teaching and clubhouse. This architecturally and acoustically unique structure makes it possible to improve the practical training even further.