Would you like to study music in all its diversity? At the Department of Musicology, Mozart, Madonna and Miles Davis go hand in hand with Monteverdi, and you study their music with a book in one hand and a drumstick in the other. This teaches you to understand what goes on in music – how music affects us and what role it plays in our culture (and that of others). You also learn to arrange, compose, sing and play music – while always regarding it from an analytical perspective.
As a music student at the University of Aarhus, you concentrate on historical, theoretical and practical aspects of music, from band playing, singing and piano lessons to music history and theory. In brief, you spend your time as a student filling your brain with music history, with your feet on the pedals of the piano and your hands on the computer keyboard. A degree in music studies thus always involves something different, where old meets new and notes meet MP3 players.
At the Department of Musicology, you can choose between two different lines, each of which leads to a different career.
Teacher line: This line is for students who would like to teach in upper secondary schools or at other educational institutions. In this programme, the emphasis is on practical subjects such as singing, playing the piano, conducting choirs and arranging music.
Cultural communication line: In this programme, the emphasis is on the theoretical, social and technological aspects of music. Here you study subjects such as copyright, digital composition and the way audiences experience music.
At the Department of Musicology, you deal with questions such as: