Bachelor of Arts
in Music and Movement

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Movement is a full time degree course. This course requires total dedication from the student in terms of time and emotional commitment, to achieve technical and artistic maturity. This professional, vocational training qualifies successful students to teach music to children aged between 4 to 12 years old. Transition to a Master's requires completion of a “passerella” supplementary certificate. Teaching qualifications in public schools varies from canton to canton.

 

Complete information about the course (only in Italian)

Regulation (only in Italian)

Extensions of study

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Movement usually takes place in 6 semesters and corresponds to a total number of working hours equivalent to 180 ECTS credits.

Qualification achieved

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Movement

Type of Bachelor qualification 

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Movement is an independent Bachelor's Degree programme under Swiss cooperation in accordance with the Konferenz Musikhochschulen Schweiz KMHS cooperation model.

Admissions criteria

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Movement is conditional on:

  • successful completion of high school exams, a vocational qualification, a diploma from another secondary school of general education, a certificate of other education with an equivalent general nature
  • passing an eligibility test

The requirement for completion of secondary education and vocational secondary education may be waived in exceptional circumstances if the candidate demonstrates an outstanding musical talent.

Admission (aptitude) test

The aptitude test consists of:

  • a theory section to assess listening and harmony skills
  • a practical instrumental/vocal test: performance of 2 pieces of the candidate’s choice for a maximum duration of ten minutes
  • a practical singing test that includes singing and playing three children's songs from memory and sight-reading
  • a practical test of an additional instrument which involves the free harmonization of a short popular melody (piano and/or harmonic instrument) if it is not the main instrument and the performance of two short pieces chosen by the candidate on the additional instrument (recorder and/or melodic instrument)
  • a teaching test with a group of children
  • an interview to assess readiness for group and classroom teaching

The student is only accepted as being eligible for the course if all parts of the test are passed.

Language

For admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Music, candidates who are not native speakers of Italian must present a certificate proving that their level of Italian language is at least B2 according to the Common European Framework for Modern Languages. (Celi 3 level, http://www.cvcl.it)